My, oh my…

My, oh my…

…is it 2024 already?

by Debb

I looked back at my last blog posted in 2022 and, believe it or not, we were all still in lockdown. Seems such a long time ago now. I am thinking back over those past years and how much Davaar has achieved, or should I say ‘Wendy’ has achieved in that time. Zoom is certainly the way to go. It’s workable for all parties when it comes to ‘finding time’ and convenience. Add to the mix, the usual face-to-face workshops in all states of Australia, and a conference in Melbourne and before you know it, the months rush by and we’re heading into…
2023 – also a year of travel. January saw a trip to Cambodia. Both Wendy and Colleen presented for 41⁄2 days covering such topics as: Defining trauma and where stress and PTSD fit; the impact of trauma in the workplace; exploring trauma; understanding the interplay between trauma, the limbic system, and chronic health conditions; substance use for self-care; what is transference; professional boundaries; and many more.

They both had a wonderful time in the land of stunning colours, amazing temples, and mind-blowing food. Picture if you will: à la-cricket naturale. And I have the photo to prove it! A fun year looking back.

Fast forward to 2024. Our diary started filling up at an encouraging rate, starting at the end of last year. But, hey, I am not complaining! The diversity of my workload keeps me from getting bored ..

 

. not to mention ‘on my toes’. We have booked three huge workshops, from

 

Feb to May. For the exciting details and registration form please go to our website calendar. For your colleagues, staff, and self – you don’t want to miss out on these.

There’s a Trauma Informed Interpreting Practice Training workshop via Zoom in April & May for our friends in the UK – but open to all who don’t want to miss this unique opportunity.

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New Workshops for Q1 & Q2 2024

New Workshops for Q1 & Q2 2024

I’m excited to be presenting two new workshops in 2024.

Click the button to see our full schedule Schedule

Before the Diagnosis of Bipolar Personality Disorder, There was a Child

This eight-hour workshop, split into 2 x 4-hour sessions, dives deep into the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

During each session, Dr. Wendy will engage participants to reflect on the relationships they have, and the work they do, with individuals diagnosed with BPD. Case scenarios will be used in the sessions to demonstrate different aspects of support and care that can be provided to individuals who have a diagnosis of BPD. These will be interactive sessions in which you the participant can bring your curiosity and questions.

Flyer -Workshop: Before the Diagnosis of BPD There was a ChildWoven throughout all sessions will be the importance of boundaries and safety, and a focus of these sessions is Duty of Care to Self.

Objectives of the workshop:

  1. Understand what is meant by the term borderline personality disorder and diagnostic
    criteria
  2. Identify easy-to-integrate communication skills to foster healthy interactions with
    individuals who have BPD, promoting empathy and reducing stigma
  3. Identify crisis intervention strategies recognising and responding to crises associated with BPD, emphasising modulation of arousal and promoting a supportive
    environment
  4. Understand the importance of collaboration with other people invested in providing
    support for individuals diagnosed with BPD
  5. Identify strategies for self-care of professionals and carers.

For full details and dates, click the image to download the flyer and registration form.


Navigating Professional Presence and Boundaries – Presented both as 1-Day Workshop, and as 2 half-day sessions for 8 CPDs.

In this dynamic workshop, participants will explore the crucial art of maintaining a strong professional presence while establishing and preserving effective boundaries. Through interactive sessions, participants will enhance their communication skills, cultivate a positive image, and learn strategies for setting and maintaining professional boundaries to foster a healthy and successful work environment.”

Download flyer with registrationThemes covered:

  • Communication skills
  • Establishing & maintaining boundaries Resolving conflict
  • Self-awareness
  • Duty of care to self
  • Spontaneity and creativity

For full details and dates, click the image to download the flyer and registration form.

Dr. Wendy McIntosh PhD

Dr. Wendy McIntosh PhD

 

 

 

I hope to see you soon,

Wendy McIntosh

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Guest Appearance… EP. 33 Your Health Matters Podcast

Guest Appearance… EP. 33 Your Health Matters Podcast

Guest Appearances – Speaking on Professional Boundaries

I’m honoured to have recently been invited by the Nurses & Midwives Support team to have a conversation about Professional Boundaries with the host, Mark Aitken, on episode 33 of their always educational and often insightful, Your Health Matters podcast. They invited me to provide you with the facts, information, resources, and support you need to confidently assert your own boundaries.

Nurses & Midwife Support regularly hears from nurses and midwives that managing their professional boundaries can be difficult and confusing, and they offer support to nurses and midwives impacted by boundary transgressions or with questions about boundary management and know that navigating professional boundaries is rarely easy, or black and white. They know that understanding professional boundaries is vital for nurses and midwives to meet registration requirements, practice safely, and protect ourselves and the public from harm. Unfortunately, asserting professional boundaries isn’t always easy.

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