The Waverley College P & F Association invites you to a free lecture by renowned child and adolescent psychologist, Dr Michael Carr-Gregg.
Australia’s leading child and adolescent psychologist will provide you with strategies and insights for building your child’s resilience. This is an unmissable opportunity for you to be abreast of the latest research and practice in raising happy and resilient children and teenagers.
Put the date in your calendar now!
All parents and carers from Waverley College and St Clare’s College are encouraged to attend.
At this meeting the Deputy Head of College, Graham Leddie, will also present details of the College’s new Wellbeing structure, set to commence in 2017: it is important that parents understand what this will mean for their sons.
Refreshments will be served.
Michael is one of Australia’s highest profile psychologists. He works in private practice as a nationally registered child and adolescent psychologist and is passionate about delivering national and international evidence based psychology workshops and seminars that make a difference to the health and wellbeing of young people. His training and approach incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness skills and interventions drawn from positive psychology research. He is a founding member of the National Centre Against Bullying and Chairs their Digital Literacy Committee. From October 2010 – 2013 he was appointed the official advisor to the Queensland government on cybersafety.
He is member of the Australian Psychological Society Committee (Melbourne Branch), a Director of the an ambassador for the federal Government’s National Drugs Campaign, a columnist for a number of publications including New Idea, Girlfriend Magazine and the Australian Boarding Staff publication Lightsout. he is the resident parenting expert on Ch 7’s Sunrise as well as Psychologist for the top rating Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.
He is an author of 9 books including the best selling “Princess Bitchface Syndrome” and is currently working on his 10th. His books have been published in Italy, Indonesia, China, Brazil, the UK and Japan. He specialises in the area of parenting adolescents and adolescent mental health. He also served on the advisory committee for the Federal Government’s Boys’ Education Lighthouse School Programme, the Youth psychology advisory group for Victorian Roads Minister Tim Pallas, and as an Advisor to the Queensland Schools Alliance Against Violence
Michael was educated in Kenya, England, New Zealand and Australia. In 1985, he named and co-founded the world’s first national teenage cancer patients support group, CanTeen – The Australian Teenage Cancer Patient’s Society. He has held a variety of appointments including Executive Director of the New Zealand Drug Foundation and Director of the Centre for Social Health at the University of Melbourne and Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. Michael has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Australian Jaycees Outstanding Young Australian of the Year (1987) and in 1997, he was made a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in recognition of his work in the prevention of youth suicide.
Most importantly, Michael is married and has two sons, supports Hawthorn in the AFL and South Sydney in the NRL. In 2000, he was the subject of a This Is Your Life program on Channel 9. He is in constant demand across Australia as a facilitator of hypotheticals, speaker, entertainer and educator.
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