This one day program provides an opportunity for practitioners to hear from international experts on strategies to effectively identify transition challenges that young people face. The program offers two international keynote speakers who will focus on both the macro and micro system challenges to engagement in education and training and the impact of mental health and wellbeing on the capacity of young people to move past barriers towards resilient behaviours and better decision making. Participants will be able to attend three workshops that unpack practical interventions that support mental health and wellbeing in young people during transitions.
The conference has been developed to address the needs of associate and professional level career practitioners, classroom teachers, guidance officers, school based psychologists, employment officers, youth workers, NDIS support workers, transition officers, MIP’s coordinators, VET and VCAL teachers and coordinators, integration coordinators, aides, disability support workers and a range of career practitioners working with young people. Student career practitioners, counsellors and student
teachers would benefit from attending.
Professor Mark Watson Distinguished Professor in the Psychology Department of the
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa
Dr Dave Redekopp founding partner of the Life-Role Development Group (1991), President
since 2009 and is also an Associate of the Canadian Career Development Foundation.
Dr Mary McMahon Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at The University of
Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
|8.00 – 9.15am||Registration|
|9:30 –10:30am||Lecture 1: Keynote Speaker Understanding the Recursive Relationship between
Mental Health, Wellbeing, and Adolescent Career Development
|10:30 – 10:45am||MORNING TEA|
|10:50 – 11:50am||Concurrent Workshops|
|12:00 – 1:00pm||Repeated Concurrent Workshops 1, 2, 3|
|1:00 – 1:30pm||LUNCH|
|1:30pm – 2:30pm||Lecture 2:Keynote Speaker Career Development: Interventions to Support Mental Health & Wellbeing in Young People
|2:35 – 3:35pm||Concurrent Workshops 1,2,3 repeated|
|3:45 – 4.00pm||PLENARY|