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    • MARCH 5, 2015
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    When To Seek Counselling For Your Relationship

    WHEN TO SEEK COUNSELLING FOR YOUR RELATIONSHIP. by Christine Brett Vickers Couple and Individual Psychotherapist               Couple – Relationship Counselling aims to assist people with their relationships whether they are entering into, are within, or leaving a relationship. Couples may be seen together or as individuals. INTRODUCTION A family

    • JULY 28, 2013
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    MHPN – Bipolar Affective Disorder Workshop

      Mental Health Professionals Network Bendigo Network Meeting Topic:  Evidence-based practice and Bipolar Affective Disorder Evidence for Assessment and Intervention for Bipolar Disorder Assessment and Diagnosis. Presenting new guidelines for GPs Presenting an overview of current evidence for treatment Differentiate between diagnostic groups for bipolar disorder, and other conditions like borderline personality disorder   Guest Speaker:            Dr

    • NOVEMBER 29, 2013
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    Sternberg Clinic wishes Good Luck to Janelle and Bob!

    The Sternberg Clinic is sadly saying good bye to two of it’s clinician – Bob Brown and Janelle Nancarrow.   Bob Brown, Clinical Psychologist, is retiring from clinical practice.  Bob has been a stalwart of clinical practice in Bendigo for decades and has been involved not only in the individual care of many but has

    • JUNE 30, 2013
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    Reflections – By Anne Finlayson Smith – MBS Psychology

    REFLECTIONS   Reflections for April 2013   Hypnosis   What do you think of when you hear the term hypnosis? Someone waving a pocket watch and saying you will fall into a deep, deep sleep? The examples of hypnosis, where many of us have gained our knowledge over time, have been from television programs, movies,

    • MAY 22, 2013
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    Bendigo MHPN Meeting – June 4th

        Bendigo Mental Health Professionals Network will be holding its next educational meeting soon PROBLEM GAMBLING!!    Identifying and supporting people with problem gambling in primary health settings Feel free to invite your colleagues who may wish to attend the meeting.   Guest Speaker:          Mette Hotker and Marian Ruyter           from Gamblers Help

    • MAY 7, 2013
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    The winds of change? DSM no longer acceptable for US National Institute of Mental Health

      The NIMH has caused waves to unsettle the psychiatric establishment after declaring that it will not be using the internationally accepted Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for establishing diagnostic criteria in future research.   The introduction of DSM was a game changer for psychiatry.  It describes the signs and symptoms required for all psychiatric diagnoses.

    • DECEMBER 19, 2012
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    Christmas Closing

            Everyone at the Sternberg Clinic would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! The Sternberg Clinic will be closing over the Christmas period.  We will be back delivering our Bendigo psychology service in the New Year. The clinic closes on the afternoon of 21st December

    • DECEMBER 6, 2012
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    Social Media and its Impact on Mental Health

    Social Media and Mental Health- Introduction Facebook, Twitter, blogging and many more variations are no longer “new kids on the block”.  Many researchers in the mental health fields have taken an interest in the impact of social media on mental health and the results are interesting – identifying both positives and negatives (such as depression).

    • NOVEMBER 28, 2012
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    REFLECTIONS for October 2012 OCD

    Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) MBS PSYCHOLOGY Well-being for your Mind, Body and Spirit What’s OCD? It stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Most of us have had the urge to check if the back door is locked before leaving home, perhaps even have gone back to check, that’s not OCD. OCD is a type of anxiety

    • NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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    Mental Health Professionals Network November Meeting

            Dr Holly Anderson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Bendigo Health will be presenting at the Mental Health Professionals Network MHPN Bendigo end of year meeting. Topic: Managing Older Persons Mental Health in the Community The meeting will involve a session presented by Dr Anderson focusing on issues raised by high prevalence psychiatric disorders in the aged