Tag: Kimberley O’Brien

School Experiences @ Voyeur Magazine

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley discussed changes in the school experience across generations with Lottie Barr from Voyeur, Virgin Blue’s in-flight magazine. You can find more information on the changes in schools over time, study pressure and performance anxiety, by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

View the full article. Go to page 30

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.

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Night Terrors @ Woman’s Day

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Kimberley discussed night terrors with Katrina Vella from Woman’s Day Magazine. You can find more information on the difference between nightmares and night terrors, and what parents can do about them, by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

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Children and Climate Change

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Kimberley O’Brien, our principal child psychologist, discussed children and climate change with reporter vanessa Watson  from The Wentworth Courier. You can find more information on climate change and children as well as general anxiety by visiting our resources page or discussing it on our forum.

You can read the full article at  The Wentworth Courier.

If you have a story and would like to discuss it with us, please contact us to schedule a time. Kimberley O’Brien enjoys sharing the best of her therapeutic moments with the media. View our media appearances to-date.

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AARE Conference

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

I enjoyed my drive down to Canberra for the AARE Conference(Australian Association for Research in Education) to present my Ph.D. findings for the first time to the public at the National Convention Centre. For the initial two days, I was inspired by Assoc. Prof. Lesley Rex’s eloquent keynote address (Michigan University) and Prof. Martin Westwell (Cambridge/Oxford University) combination of English humour and intellect, as they both lead the audience on a fascinating exploration of directions in research and education in Australia and overseas.

The delegates were all very friendly and happy to share stories about their ventures in NT Indigenous communities (Dr. Wendy Giles) and those with similar research topics were eager to gather and share references or powerpoints to make the most of our commonalities – It was an enlightening experience!

After sufficient build-up, the time came to present my project to my new found colleagues…and thankfully, it was well-received. My Monash Supervisor, Assoc Prof. Helen Watt was in the audience for additional support but I managed to breeze through my explanations of graphs and stats without incident. I must say my return trip to Sydney through the flood plains on the outskirts of Canberra at sunset was filled with a combination of elation and relief.

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Working with Abusive Families

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Kimberley O’Brien and Jacqui Olsson attended a seminar on Assessment and Treatment of Abusive families on Tuesday, 16th November 2009. The seminar was presented by Dr Chris Lennings, an expert who has been working in this field for over 30 years.

Topics covered in the seminar included an examination of the victims of abuse, the effects abuse has on the family, how to assess abuse, and providing treatment for both victims and perpetrators.

Kimberley O’Brien has extensive experience in this area, and is available as an expert witness. Please contact us if you would like more information.

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