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Webinar: Supporting the Psycho-Socio-Spiritual needs of Parent Caregivers - March 2023

$50.00 inc. GST

Date: 13/03/2023

Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm AEDT

Health, allied health and mental health professionals are prone to burnout and compassion fatigue given the intense emotional and existential nature of their work. Previous research has provided strong evidence that support the inclusion of art therapy within clinical supervision for it can effectively reduce work-related stress and enhance emotional health. Integrating the practice of mindfulness meditation in art therapy-based supervision, with reflective awareness complementing emotional expression, has immense potential for self-care and collegial support, of which could ultimately cultivate compassion and sustained resilience among those immersed in the fields of palliative care and bereavement support. This webinar presents the foundational knowledge on burnout, resilience and self-care. It will also provide the theoretical underpinnings and clinical framework of Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy (MCAT), as well as the findings of a Randomized Wait-List Control Trial that assess its efficacy for reducing burnout and promoting holistic wellness among 56 palliative care professionals in Singapore. Narratives and experiences of MCAT’s participants will be shared to illuminate the inner workings of this novel and promising psycho-intervention modality for enhancing end of life care provision via caring of caregivers.

Learning outcomes 

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the causes and effects of stress and burnout on caregivers, particular those immersed in the fields of palliative and bereavement care.
  • Uderstand the relationship between burnout, compassionate fatigue and moral distress, and their impacts on holistic health.
  • Discuss the current literature and research on resilience, mindful-compassion and expressive arts, and their integration for promoting self-care.
  • Discuss the empirical foundation for integrating mindfulness meditation and art therapy for self-help and clinical supervision purposes.
  • Integrate an empirical model of Mindful Compassion Art-based Therapy for supporting self and others emotionally, psychologically and spiritually within the context of palliative and bereavement care.

About the Presenter.

Dr Andy Ho is Associate Professor of Psychology and Medicine at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. He serves as Board Director of the Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC), and the International Work Group on Death Dying and Bereavement (IWGDDB). He is also the Founding Director of the Action Research for Community Health Laboratory, and the Director of Research of the Palliative Care Centre for Excellence in Research and Education. A health psychologist and a social scientist who holds double Doctorates in Thanatology and Lifelong Education, Andy has pioneered numerous innovative and robust psycho-socio-spiritual interventions for supporting individuals, families and communities through difficult life adversities such as illness, loss and mortality. A prolific author and acclaimed speaker with over 100 top-tier publications as well as more than 160 keynote and plenary presentations, his scholarly works are recognized with distinction by academic, professional and government bodies around the world. Andy is the first Asian Recipient of the eminent ‘ADEC Academic Educator Award’ in 2018, while capturing the prestigious ‘Nanyang Education Award’ from NTU in 2019 and conferred the ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ from the University of Hong Kong in 2020.. 

Ideal for

Health, allied health, mental health professionals and other caregivers.

Accessing your training 

  • When you register for this training event, a new account in the RAV learning Management system (Moodle) will be automatically created. This is our new online learning hub – where you can access all of our upcoming training and professional development programs.
  • This online webinar will be delivered live via Zoom video-conferencing. Further information will be provided upon registration.

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Phone: (03) 8573 2222
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