Adjustment & Growth

Enjoy a new 1 day workshop for occupational therapists, social workers and other interested allied health team members passionate about neuro-rehabilitation

Saturday 13th June 2020

8:30am - 4pm


presenter - Robyn Emmanuel

location - Perth metro area (details TBA)

6.5 CPD hours


In neuro-rehab, our patients and clients experience a period of tremendous adjustment coming to terms with life as it is now, so different from before.  For some people the emotional intensity hits early and for others it may be months or years afterwards.

We are committed to supporting our patients and clients feel stronger emotionally and to cope as well as possible through their often challenging neuro-rehab journey.  Effective adjustment underpins their ability to make gains cognitively, functionally and succeed in other areas of life. In this workshop we focus on practical strategies to support patients to grow, find meaning and live fully.


We'll explore:

  • interpersonal neurobiology - the evidence

  • storytelling and metaphor to support adjustment

  • I/you/we maps and the neuroscience behind them

  • evidence for the power of the therapeutic relationship

  • practical grounding strategies for psychological safety

  • visual mapping to support seeing and striving for a better future

  • effective advocacy strategies and communication within the MDT