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Working with children and young people in the time of a pandemic

A masterclass with our mental health experts.

When COVID-19 started to spread across the world, borders shut, businesses closed, and citizens began to self-quarantine.

As the pandemic unfolded, it didn’t just bring physical illness. For many – in particular children and adolescents– coronavirus stirred up stress and increased feelings of anxiety, loneliness, fear and depression. 

In this masterclass, UQ experts will discuss how to identify and manage mental health conditions in children and young people during and after a pandemic. 

What's involved

  • Live discussion with a panel of UQ experts

Who should attend

  • Current university students
  • University graduates
  • Anyone interested in or currently working in mental health, telehealth, social work or psychology

Meet the panel

  • Amanda Hall (Brown), accredited Mental Health Social Worker and Art Therapist working in private practice with children and families, clinical supervision and part of the UQ Master of Mental Health teaching team.
    Amanda's practice focuses on the intersection between child protection, developmental disorders and mental health experiences for young people and families.
  • Dr Jaime Yasky, Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist with training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, working in the Child and Youth Mental Health Service and in the UQ Masters of Mental Health program (psychotherapy stream).
    Jaime has a particular interest and PhD project on psychoanalytic understanding and treatment of patients with somatic disorders.
  • Dr Jaya Judd, Clinical Psychologist working in the UQ Masters of Mental Health program (psychotherapy stream) and School Psychologist at Lourdes Hill College.
    Jaya specialises in using cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies in the treatment of youth mental health issues and has an interest in school-based interventions which foster resilience in young women.
  • Tom O’Brien, Senior Lecturer – School of Clinical Medicine.
    Tom works with the Children’s Health Queensland, Child and Youth Mental Health Service and in private practice as a Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist.

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