AACBT Vic Pub Discussion: Jongenelis – Health behaviour change

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15 Feb 2023
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
Goldy's! Tavern
Goldy's! Tavern, Gold Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia
  • Michelle Jongenelis
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Health behaviour change: principals and evidence-based techniques

Presenter: Associate Professor Michelle Jongenelis

University of Melbourne


Are you interested in behaviour change principles?

This presentation will explore how clinicians can use behaviour change principles and practices to support lifestyle changes to improve mental health.

Recently developed international guidelines recommend lifestyle-based interventions as a foundational component of mental health care in clinical practice for adults with Major Depressive Disorder. In addition, health professionals are increasingly using behaviour change techniques to optimise treatment outcomes and improve the overall wellbeing of their clients. This presentation will explore the principals of behaviour change and present key techniques that can be used in clinical practice. This presentation is designed to be experiential, with attendees encouraged to consider a behaviour in their own life that they would like to change.


About this event:

This event will be didactic and experiential, with examples in an informal setting.


Key Learning Objectives

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of behaviour change science
  2. Design and implement behaviour change interventions
  3. Support and promote clinical behaviour change

This session is designed for those with a casual familiarity – attendees will be assumed to have basic experience in the topic area.


Duration & Format / Training Modalities

This session has approx. 60 minutes CPD, and does not include any catering in the ticket price.

Door opens at 6pm for a 6:30pm start.


References – readings

  1. Wolfgang Marx, Sam H. Manger, Mark Blencowe, Greg Murray, Fiona Yan-Yee Ho, Sharon Lawn, James A. Blumenthal, Felipe Schuch, Brendon Stubbs, Anu Ruusunen, Hanna Demelash Desyibelew, Timothy G. Dinan, Felice Jacka, Arun Ravindran, Michael Berk & Adrienne O’Neil (2022) Clinical guidelines for the use of lifestyle-based mental health care in major depressive disorder: World Federation of Societies for Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) and Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) taskforce, The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, DOI: 10.1080/15622975.2022.2112074
  2. Malhi GS, Bell E, Bassett D, Boyce P, Bryant R, Hazell P, Hopwood M, Lyndon B, Mulder R, Porter R, Singh AB, Murray G. The 2020 Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists clinical practice guidelines for mood disorders. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2021 Jan;55(1):7-117. doi: 10.1177/0004867420979353. PMID: 33353391.
  3. Depression in adults: treatment and management; NICE guideline 222.


AACBT members have free tickets, but MUST book to reserve their place.

Non-members can join now and gain all of the other advantages of AACBT Membership!

There are no early bird rates for this event and please note that there are no door sales possible.

Please contact info@aacbt.org.au for more information.


COVID Safety:

Please note, the venue will be following all relevant Public Health Orders and checking delegates as per their obligations. Density, and mask requirements will be in line with relevant government guidelines. As per all events, please do not attend if you are unwell.

If you are required to cancel your attendance owing to a COVID isolation, please contact us for a full refund or ticket transfer.


Venue notes:

There is street parking outside the venue, plus public transport via 86 tram, and train at Victoria Park. The Victoria Park train station is an 8-minute walk to the venue and is on the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines.


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