Sternberg Clinic wishes Good Luck to Janelle and Bob!

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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 had an important role in mental health service development in Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee region.  His skills will be sadly missed.

 

Janelle Nancarrow, ...

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MHPN – Bipolar Affective Disorder Workshop

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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 Scott Eaton – Psychiatrist

Facilitator:                   Nerida Hyett – Occupational Therapist

Date:                           Monday, ...

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Reflections – By Anne Finlayson Smith – MBS Psychology

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REFLECTIONS

 

Reflections for April 2013

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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, cartoons or stage shows. Maybe you have wondered what it would feel ...

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Bendigo MHPN Meeting – June 4th

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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 at

         St Lukes ...

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The winds of change? DSM no longer acceptable for US National Institute of Mental Health

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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 ...

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Christmas Closing

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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 2012.
The clinic reopens on 7th January 2013.
Some ...
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Social Media and its Impact on Mental Health

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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).  The impact ...

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Mental Health Professionals Network November Meeting

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 Mental Health Professionals Network

 

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 population.  This will be followed by a problem solving session involving case vignettes overseen by a panel of local experts including Dr ...

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Mindfulness Meditation in Bendigo – or anywhere else! by Scott Eaton, Sternberg Clinic.

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“Mindfulness”  has been a term used in mental health management for well over a decade.  Mindfulness meditation and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy are just a couple of it’s guises.  Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the therapy in the US. He has brought training workshops to Australia and so there has been a reasonably strong Mindfulness presence in this ...

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2012 MBS rebates fall short!

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2012 MBS rebates fall short!

MBS Rebates Lagging Behind

 

 Medicare Benefit Schedule MBS rebates are reviewed each November by the federal government.  Once again that increase in the rebate has fallen short of the increasing costs of medical care.

Rebate increases have only been 2% per year on average over the last 7 years.  The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has calculated fee increases by taking into account increases in the Labour Price Index as practitioners have to take into account ...

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