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Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people around them. Problems...

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Conducting comprehensive assessments, and developing case formulations for adults from refugee backgrounds who have experienced torture and other...

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Carer lived experience peer workers-consultants have been playing an increasingly vital role in the Victorian mental health workforce. Their work is...

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The therapeutic relationship is at the heart of mental health practice. Like all other relationships, the therapeutic relationship takes time to...


The co-occurrence of an intellectual disability or other developmental disability and mental illness presents several difficulties for the...


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Lived experience (peer) workforce supervision

Consumer perspective | Therapeutic theory & practice | 2018

A short video where Donna Matthews, Cate Bourke and DL Turnbull share some of their thoughts and experience about lived experience (peer) workforce supervision in clinical mental health services.

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History of lived experience work in Victoria

Consumer perspective | Families & carers | Therapeutic theory & practice | 2019

A brief history of lived experience (peer) work in Victoria, including a timeline of key events in mental health, social justice and lived experience work in Victoria and Australia

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