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Supported Decision-Making with Emeritus Professor Jacinta Douglas

UpSkill Online Webinar
  • July 28th, 2021 1:30 pm
  • Online workshop
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This event is for support coordinators and NDIS allied health professionals: Supported decision-making enables people with cognitive disabilities to participate in making decisions about their own lives. It empowers a person to gain life experience in making choices and exercising control based on their will and preferences. The La Trobe Support for Decision-Making Framework is an evidence-based practice framework centred on the premise that providing the right level of support will compensate for decision-making difficulties.

This workshop provides an understanding of how supported decision-making enables people with cognitive disabilities to participate in making decisions about their own lives.

Workshop participants will:

  • Build an understanding of supported decision-making
  • Develop insights into their own decision-making preferences and practices
  • Identify the roles they may have in support for decision-making
  • Understand the steps, principles and strategies of support for decision- making
  • Apply support for decision-making principles to their current work practice

The online workshop will run for 2.5 hours allowing for 30 minutes of Q&A at the end.

Who is this for:

  • Support coordinators
  • NDIS allied health professionals

Presenter: Professor Jacinta Douglas is Emeritus Professor at La Trobe University. She is a former Chair of Living Well with Brain Injury at La Trobe University in the Living with Disability Research Centre.

Jacinta’s qualifications span the disciplines of speech pathology, clinical psychology and neuropsychology. She has extensive research and clinical experience in the rehabilitation of adults with acquired brain injury (ABI). Her research contribution is internationally recognised and has advanced knowledge in the domains of interpersonal communication and psychosocial functioning following brain injury. Her work in these areas focuses on maximising the ability of people with brain injury to participate fully in society across all levels of functioning.

In March 2014, a $3 million partnership between La Trobe University and the Summer Foundation was announced. This research program is being led by Jacinta, and measures the outcomes of interventions related to the lifetime support of people with ABI and neurological conditions such as MS and Huntington’s Disease.

Jacinta is a Fellow of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and the Speech Pathology Association of Australia and is founding co-editor of the multidisciplinary journal Brain Impairment.

DATE: Wednesday 28 July
TIME: 1.30pm – 4.00pm AEST

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