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Lecture Overview

While many pathological behaviours are overt and easy to identify, it is the insidious passive-aggressive behaviours that are often more challenging. Understand the difference between two of the most often misused and misrepresented antisocial personality disorders and what you can do to identify and avoid them in the workplace and in other social settings.


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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.




47 Total Rating(s)

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Monicabahen hirenkumar upadhyay
21 May 2019

Very excellent talk on antisocial disorders.

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Michelle Murphy
21 May 2019


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Judy Berry
21 May 2019

Excellent resource. Something I hadn't really thought about but had come across in different workplaces. Now that I had the skills to identify this type of behaviour, I will not put myself or other colleagues in a position where they become victim to this type of behaviour.

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Debby Natalia
20 May 2019

I think it's an important topic to be discussed and learned. Also, the speaker was an excellent nurse with loads of experiences and knowledge.

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Jessica McCarthy
19 May 2019

Very interesting

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Katina Graham
18 May 2019

I found the module to be interesting and reinforces what I all ready know.

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Katrina Ruth Wilkinson
18 May 2019

Wow fantastic. Interesting. Learnt a lot. Trouble with sound throughout presentation.

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Hannah B Perry
17 May 2019

I found this extremely insightful, I would love to go to one of her actual lectures, I found she touched on a lot of insightful topics while providing key tools of protection. This information will help make all nurses practise safer.

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Bethany Heazlewood
17 May 2019

Very interesting.

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Michelle Forsyth
16 May 2019

Awesome interesting course.