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Lecture Overview

Empathy and developing rapport, whilst maintaining boundaries with those in your care, can be the key to lasting change. Geoff Ahern explains why care must be non-judgemental for people who have a dependence, and what to do when withdrawal isn't always successful.


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Geoffrey Ahern

Geoffrey Ahern is a senior mental health clinician and educator who splits his time between working with people in a mental health crisis in the ED setting and working proactively to educate other health professionals and the community about how to better understand mental health problems, as well as substance use and addiction. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in emergency and trauma, rural nursing, alcohol and other drug counselling, and psychiatric nursing across both the public and private sectors. He holds a masters of health science (mental health and addiction). Geoff is particularly fascinated by the impact that exercise, nutrition, community, meaning and purpose, and practices like yoga have on a person’s mental health, as well as living a simple life of reflection, contentment and wonderment. See Educator Profile


9 Total Rating(s)
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Emma-Lee Davies Kinsella
11 Jun 2018


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Angela phelan
24 May 2018

very interesting

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Marian Soares
26 Apr 2018

Interesting and informative .

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Sarah Williams
22 Apr 2018

Very knowledgeable presenter and male made the presentation engaging and interesting.

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Udo Hoffmann
11 Apr 2018

Excellent presentation from Geoffrey. Interesting and never boring.

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Emma Mincher-Jones
30 Mar 2018

A very interesting and insightful lecture. It left me thinking who i can improve my oen self care techiniques.

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Keith Wolf
31 Dec 2017

Very interesting and charismatic presenter but I was aware of the information he provided already

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Petra Wollermann
21 Nov 2017

Very interesting and I will visit so to increase my self care

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Emily Gillies
19 Nov 2017

Great lecture!