Upcoming Events

Towards New Horizons

SCA National Conference 6-9 May 2018 Newcastle City Hall

What a great conference the Newcastle team is planning for you – we are excited about the outstanding speakers on topics you need to know about. All the details about the Program and Speakers are here.

The workshops on offer will stimulate and nourish! You can attend five if you attend the whole conference. Check out all the workshops here

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Best of Care Awards 2018

Presentations to be held May 6-9 2018 - SCA National Conference

Who can enter?

SCA Members can nominate an individual or team who has made a real difference to the lives of those in their care:- patients, residents, their families, staff and others.

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Leaders and Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care Day

You are invited to a Leaders and Chaplaincy/Pastoral Care Day 
Hosted by SCA ACT Branch at the Southern Cross Club Woden (ORION Room)
92-96 Corrina Street Woden

This in-service day is designed to professionally ‘up-skill’ leaders and pastoral care providers in the ACT and surrounding areas.

Relationship, Relatedness and Connection
“Exploring human and spiritual attachment”
Conducted by Dr Marie-Thérèse Proctor

21 April 2018
9.30 am – 3:30pm
Please arrive at 9 am, ready for a 9.30 am prompt start

We welcome Dr Proctor to present on the above topic and we will gain much insight from her regarding ‘attachments of people through the course of their life span (birth to dying)’.

Dr Marie-Thérèse Proctor is Head of Excelsia College's Graduate School of Counselling and Director of the Excelsia College Counselling Centre. She is a psychologist and psychotherapist in private practice, an academic and educator since the mid 90's, holding three degrees in psychology and one in psychotherapy. She has held adjunct research appointments with Griffith University, Central Queensland University and Australian College of Ministries, has been a member scholar with the International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) and Research Fellow in the School of Psychology, University of Western Sydney, and a member of the Psychology and Spirituality Society. Dr Proctor has served on external and internal academic boards; currently a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) program accreditation board. She is research active, having authored and co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles in her areas of interest, including spirituality, health and trauma; spiritual attachment and psycho-social adjustments to illness, also providing research supervision to counselling and psychology Masters and PhD students. Her clinical interests include the development of self, resolution of chronic complex trauma, grief and loss; psycho-spiritual health, wellbeing and maturation; providing long-term therapy for adults experiencing difficulties in these areas. She also has a longstanding interest in adjustment in the face of serious life challenges, for example, having worked as a psychologist-researcher for the Children's Hospital at Westmead, where she engaged with families caring for ill and dying children and adolescents.

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