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November 2015

[ANZAPPL Free Lecture] Improving outcomes for violent offenders and reducing violent behaviour: Where to next?

November 19, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
State Library of Victoria (Village Roadshow Theatrette), 328 Swanston St
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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Violence is amongst the most pervasive and harmful of antisocial behaviours. It causes substantial personal and social burdens, and has significant health care, legal and justice system costs. According to the 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, a joint publication of the WHO, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and United Nations Development Program, there were 475000 homicides across the world in 2012. Violence is a leading cause of death among young people and results in millions of non-fatal injuries that receive emergency medical care. A large and diverse array of research is conducted under the broad terms of aggression and violence and there is a wide array of legal, clinical and social interventions whose stated objective is to prevent violence. Novel methods for preventing violence and managing violent offenders are regularly unveiled. Despite bold promise many of the strategies lack evidence are they are inconsistent with established offender rehabilitation principles. This talk will review extant knowledge concerning the treatment and management of violent offenders and explore opportunities for enhancing outcomes, focusing in particular on those people who engage in persistent and serious violent offending.

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May 2016

ANZAPPL (Vic) Twilight Soiree: Dr Rob Gordon on Vicarious Trauma

May 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) invites all to the first 2016 Twilight Soiree Vicarious Trauma by Dr Rob Gordon  Work with traumatised people has become an important area of clinical practice and while often uniquely satisfying and providing experiences of achievement, it also makes unique demands on practitioners. Not only are clients’ experiences challenging in themselves, but preserving the objectivity and professionalism to continue to administer technically challenging treatment in the face of profound…

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August 2016

ANZAPPL (VIC) Twilight Soiree: The Role of Psychology in Facilitating Torture

August 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia

  The Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) invites all to the second 2016 Twilight Soiree on The Role of Psychology in Facilitating Torture: Mistakes, Missteps, and Corrections by Prof Barry Rosenfeld. Sponsored by the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University of Technology   Barry Rosenfeld is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Psychology and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University. He is also co-director of the Forensic specialization in the Clinical…

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December 2016

Suicide Prevention in the Criminal Justice System: Where do we go from here?

December 8, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sir Ian Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Myer Building
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia

Building on the 25-year tradition of the RG Myers lecture, the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (Victoria) Committee is proud to invite all to the second annual ANZAPPL Victoria Public Lecture. Professor Jenny Shaw is a Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, and a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust. She is the Deputy Director of National Confidental Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by people with mental…

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August 2017

Criminal offending, mental impairment and unfitness to be tried: Where to after the Cummins Review?

August 12, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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A small but significant number of people charged with criminal offences in Victoria suffer from a mental illness or impairment that may impact on their criminal culpability, their capacity to engage in the criminal justice system and how the system responds to them. These cases raise complex issues for psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers and judicial officers. The Victorian Law Reform Commission conducted a Review of the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act. The Review, lead by the Honourable…

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October 2017

ANZAPPL Victoria Annual Lecture 2017

October 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Psychological impact of legal & forensic work: Managing exposure to vicarious trauma   SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM The Victorian ANZAPPL Committee warmly invites all to our 2017 Annual Lecture. When: 26 October 2017 from 5.30pm Where: Commonwealth Law Courts Building, 305 William Street, Melbourne. Map. What: Psychological impact of legal & forensic work: Managing exposure to vicarious trauma Who: Justice Jennifer Coate, Commissioner, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse   Justice Coate is…

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December 2017

Prof Paul Mullen: Mental health professionals as agents of social control

December 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate House, Graduate House 220 Leicester St
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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The intersection of law and mental health raises complex issues. The justice system relies on the expertise of mental health professionals to make decisions about the culpability, punishment and detention of people with experience mental illness or a cognitive impairment. Professor Paul Mullen will reflect on the his extensive experience and contribution to the Harper review to reflect on the ethical and practical problems this raises for mental health professionals. 5.15pm: Registration and canapes 5.30pm: Annual General Meeting (all members…

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October 2018

Ice, Psychosis and Criminal Responsibility

October 13
Intercontinental Hotel, 495 Collins Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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Join us on Saturday 13 October for a one-day symposium for mental health professionals and lawyers exploring the topic Ice, Psychosis and Criminal Responsibility. Presented by the RANZCP Faculties of Addiction Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry, in collaboration with ANZAPPL (Vic), the program will feature prominent speakers discussing recent high-profile cases throughout Australia and New Zealand that have highlighted the impact of methamphetamine (‘ice’) use on mental health and violent offending. Speakers Dr Jon Adams Saul Holt QC Professor Dan Lubman…

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Effective Treatment of Psychopathy: Reality or Oxymoron

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Australian Center for the Moving Image, Federation Square
Melbourne, Victoria 3053 Australia
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The Victorian ANZAPPL Committee warmly invites all to our 2018 Annual Lecture. Dr. Stephen Wong, Ph.D. is Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. Steve started his career as a psychologist at the Regional Psychiatric Centre, a maximum-security psychiatric hospital in the Correctional Service Canada. He was later appointed Chief of Psychology and Research, and then Director of Research. In 2008, he left Canada to spend a year as Visiting Professor at the…

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December 2018

Terrorism and Psychopathology

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street
Carlton, VIC 3053 Australia
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ANZAPPL (Victoria) invites all to a Twilight Soiree on Terrorism and Psychopathology presented by Dr Emily Corner. Dr Emily Corner is a Lecturer of Criminology at the Centre for Social Research and Methods at the Australian National University. Prior to joining ANU, Emily was a Research Associate at the department of Security and Crime Science at University College London, working on projects examining lone and group-based terrorism, radicalisation, mass murderers, and fixated individuals. Her doctoral research focused on examining mental…

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