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Past Workshops

12th June 2015

1. Chronic Pain Management - Principles and Application

1/2 day workshop

2. Western Weapons: Cross-Cultural psychology, what it is, and how to practice neurobehavioural assessment without norms.

1/2 day workshop

This workshop investigates what Frans Fanon called the emptying of the pre-colonial native mind, and the devaluation of its core values inherent in Westernised assessment instruments. Based on Dr Sugarman's 10 collaboration with Victor Nell (see Nell 2000), and several APS workshops he presented at CCN conference, the values and traditions of Western Approaches to neuropsychological assessment will be challenged in the context of African, Uzbek, Arabic and Columbian clients as examples. Further, instruction will be given in how to interpret invalid assessments and discriminate malingering from cultural effects.

Presenter: Dr. Roy Sugarman is the Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS. In this capacity he has served as a mindset coach with the USA Men's National Soccer Team, and various Olympic and club level athletes in multiple sporting settings. Dr. Roy Sugarman is the author of two acclaimed books, firstly, “Saving Your Life One Day at a Time”, and “Motivation for Coaches and Personal Trainers”. He is a contributor to various other works, including “Every Day is Game Day” by Mark Verstegen. Dr. Sugarman is a highly respected rehabilitation expert in traumatic brain injury, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW. With numerous publications in the fields of social withdrawal, the evolution of executive functions, and the meaning of psychology, Dr Sugarman has developed an internationally recognised approach to achieving peak performance in both the body and brain.

2014

Topic: Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change.

1 day workshop

“Engaging and retaining clients in positive behaviour change is facilitated by motivation and self-determination issues. Change management is a vital part of psychotherapies, and the role of the therapist in establishing a warm relationship in which the client encounters their own resolve to change is a key element in successful outcomes. Driven by a vital need to guide their own lives, to get better and better at what is important to them, the client’s agenda can be very different to the therapist’s, and the expert in the room is often the client, who may derail therapy to defend their autonomy. This workshop demonstrates the value of motivational interviewing in rehabilitation of disempowered clients, such as those with significant trauma in their lives, and how a respectful and scaffolded approach results in faster and more lasting change.”

Presenter: Dr. Roy Sugarman is the Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS. In this capacity he has served as a mindset coach with the USA Men's National Soccer Team, and various Olympic and club level athletes in multiple sporting settings. Dr. Roy Sugarman is the author of two acclaimed books, firstly, “Saving Your Life One Day at a Time”, and “Motivation for Coaches and Personal Trainers”. He is a contributor to various other works, including “Every Day is Game Day” by Mark Verstegen. Dr. Sugarman is a highly respected rehabilitation expert in traumatic brain injury, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW. With numerous publications in the fields of social withdrawal, the evolution of executive functions, and the meaning of psychology, Dr Sugarman has developed an internationally recognised approach to achieving peak performance in both the body and brain.

13th June 2012

Topic: Motivational Interviewing and Behaviour Change.

1 day workshop

The aim of this unique workshop is to introduce allied health professionals to an applied scientific evidence-based integrated approach (brain, exercise, and nutrition) to unable them to treat common psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety and trauma with individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This applied workshop will include a step by step intervention strategy for adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms using the integrated method of intervention: brain, nutrition, and exercise.

Presenter: Dr. Roy Sugarman is the Director of Applied Neuroscience at EXOS. In this capacity he has served as a mindset coach with the USA Men's National Soccer Team, and various Olympic and club level athletes in multiple sporting settings. Dr. Roy Sugarman is the author of two acclaimed books, firstly, “Saving Your Life One Day at a Time”, and “Motivation for Coaches and Personal Trainers”. He is a contributor to various other works, including “Every Day is Game Day” by Mark Verstegen. Dr. Sugarman is a highly respected rehabilitation expert in traumatic brain injury, mood and anxiety disorders in children and adults, and serves as a Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at UNSW. With numerous publications in the fields of social withdrawal, the evolution of executive functions, and the meaning of psychology, Dr Sugarman has developed an internationally recognised approach to achieving peak performance in both the body and brain.