Event: School Refusal: An information session for parents and teachers  
Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria Inc.
Organisation: Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria  
Description: A Lecture with Dr Simon Kinsella, Clinical Psychologist.

Simon’s presentation on school refusal is aimed at parents, teachers and health professionals. Topics covered will include:
• What is school refusal?
• How common is it?
• Types of school refusers
• Why children refuse to go to school?
• The symptoms school refusers present with
• Short and long term consequences of school refusal
• Things to consider in assessment
• What parents can do (practical strategies)
• What schools and other professionals can do

Dr Simon Kinsella is a Melbourne based clinical psychologist with over 17 years experience. His PhD examined the relationship between family conflict and life satisfaction for parents and adolescents. He was senior clinical psychologist at the Albert Road Centre for Health for 2 years, and at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) at Austin health.

Currently he is the Director of Corporate and Personal Consulting, which is a psychology practice that provides coaching, consulting and psychological services to businesses, individuals and families. The practice caters to a wide spectrum of people from those experiencing clinical psychological issues, to assessment, executive coaching, employee assistance, and consulting to business on mental health, team wellbeing and performance. Dr Kinsella is the current Chairman of the Victorian State Committee of the Australian Psychological Society. He is an Honorary Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne where he supervises psychiatry trainees in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Program. He holds statutory positions as an independent medical examiner, a panelist for the disciplinary review board, and a board member of the Psychologists Board of Australia.
 
Telephone: (03) 9853 8089  
Email: adavic@adavic.org.au  
Location: Cardinia Public Hall
(next to Cardinia Primary School)
2405 Ballarto Road, Cardinia VIC 3978
 
Cost: $20 non members $10 ADAVIC members  
Date: 07/03/2012  
Time: 7.30pm – 9.00pm