AACBT Vic: Pub discussion “Functional recovery in young people with mental illness”

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23 Nov 2016
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
Robert Burns Hotel
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Do you want to know how to further help your young clients with mental illness return to work or school?

Find out how in this enlightening pub discussion.

Despite advances in psychological and pharmaceutical treatments of severe mental illness, many young people struggle to return to prior levels of functioning, or to engage with positive functional roles such as school or work. This has tremendous personal, societal and economic consequences.

In this talk Eoin will discuss research that has looked to address this problem and describes changes that might be required to ensure that as well as making symptomatic recoveries, young people with severe mental illness receive the assistance that they need to return to school or work.

Eoin has worked as a clinical psychologist in adolescent and adult public mental health settings and in private practice. His research is primarily in the area of functional recovery for young people with mental Illness. He is also interested in evidence-based interventions in mental health and barriers to their implementation.

His work has been recognised by the Australasian Society for Psychiatric Research’s Schering-Plough Organon Prize, Australian Rotary Health and Society for Mental Health Research’s Knowledge Dissemination Award and he has been named by Deakin University as an Alumnus of the Year.