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Lecture Overview

With a focus on harm reduction, this session looks at the types of events and environments where young people are likely to encounter party drugs, and how to open up the communication lines - turning what would be a difficult conversation, into a productive and engaging one.

Educators

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Karen-Ann Clarke

Dr Karen-Ann Clarke is a registered nurse and a specialised mental health nurse, with 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and families impacted by the experiences of mental illness. Using a feminist narrative methodology, her PhD research explored the way that women diagnosed with depression made decisions and meanings about receiving electroconvulsive therapy. As a lecturer in nursing at USC, Karen-Ann is responsible for the coordination of mental health curricula across multiple undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Teaching in excess of 900 undergraduate students each year, she is passionate about the value that immersive mental health simulation can bring to student’s learning and clinical skills, and the way that it can safely bring to life theoretical concepts related to mental health care. Karen-Ann currently supervises a number of honours, masters, and PhD students and is part of numerous research projects, involving visualisation and simulation, mental illness, suicide prevention, and the inclusion of people with lived experience of mental illness into the teaching and learning space.

Reviews

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17 Total Rating(s)

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Lavinia Luce Bellion-Dwyer
19 May 2019

It was a good insight. There should be more on this topic.

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Natalie King
17 May 2019

Concentrates on the functioning of the teenage brain and gives insight into why they can be vulnerable and act impulsively.

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Lisa Cairns
16 May 2019

Information gained from this will not only help in the workplace but also with my adolescent children.

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Maddelen Fowkes
12 May 2019

Excellent infromation!!! Loved it.

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Colleen Ryan
12 May 2019

helps understand peer pressure and the need to respond to client as age appropriate .

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Alanna Bennett
12 May 2019

Fantastic and engaging

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Stephy Ann Jacob
12 May 2019

Efficient learning

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Joshua Vo
08 May 2019

Again the lecturer has researched this topic thoroughly and has presented this information in an entertaining manner.

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Tracy Kiddle
06 May 2019

This was a great short video very concise and to the point thank you

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Joy Miller
05 May 2019

Very good