september, 2021

tue28sep7:00 PM8:30 PMAPPLICATION OF MINDFULNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Online Event Organized By: AABCAP Event Type :Meditation Conducted / Instructed,OtherEvent Region:Online


Event Details

Cost: $25-non AABCAP members, $20-AABCAP members
$15-Students / Concession

Mindfulness based interventions and their application to a range of presentations has grown exponentially over the last few decades. We will explore the current evidence base regarding its application with people with intellectual disabilities, their families and carers. We will discuss clinical considerations when working with this population and practical strategies when integrating mindfulness in your support to individuals with intellectual disabilities.SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY

Dr Joyce Man is the current President of AABCAP. She is a clinical psychologist with ORS Group, where she works as the Learning and Development Manager. Joyce provides training and supervision to provisional and registered psychologists who work with people with disabilities. She has served on a number of committees in Buddhist organisations including Mitra Youth Buddhist Network, MacBuddhi-Macquarie University Buddhist Society and the International Buddhist Cham Shan Temple of Australia.

During her masters degree, she completed her thesis on the efficacy of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction as a treatment for stress, depression and anxiety. Her PhD thesis completed at Macquarie University, examined psychology best practices in mental health and intellectual disabilities as well as carer service experiences. Joyce recently completed her role as research associate with Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University where she co-facilitated a group of autism representatives across Europe to promote participatory research. Joyce also conducted research around autism service pathways and best practice with the autism community across the EU. Preliminary findings have been used to inform the EU parliament with a view to improving service accessibility and standards for autism-specific and mainstream services for autistic people.


(Tuesday) 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM