Published Thursday, 15 December 2016
With one more workshop to go this year, 2016 has been exciting and successful for DTA.
The Perth Workshop coming up on the 3rd December may already have passed on receiving this newsletter however spread the word that a workshop is coming to a place near you- all you need to do is encourage and motivate a group of DT’s in your area and contact me to get things started.
Check out the Proposed2017 workshop list on line and pencil in a workshop near you or choose another destination you would like to visit and plan a holiday around your professional development. (Check out the related tax deductions that may make a holiday to your
Published Thursday, 6 July 2017
Our Cognitive Stimulation Therapy training is now in full swing with the proposed workshops up on the website. Check out the list at http://diversionaltherapy.org.au/Event-Calendar for the workshop that works best for you. We are limiting numbers so register early and as members you get the first opportunity to attend and learn this evidence based practice that benefits not only our residents and clients with mild to moderate dementia but looks at the benefits for everyone of staying cognitively and socially active. You can also continue to register your interest by going through the DRTA website, clicking on the CST Training tab and completing your details.
If you have several DT’s, Leisure and Lifestyle staff, RAOs or assistants across your facility or facilities that may like to learn this therapy and its implementation to people with Mild to Moderate dementia then we also have facility rates available for up to 18 people at each training. While the training is based on diversional therapy principles staff from other departments of your facility may benefit from
Published Friday, 16 June 2017
Wow what a great month May was and for that matter April as well! See the write up below for the Brisbane and Dubbo workshops with some great photos. Thanks to all those that make the workshops a successful learning experience ensuring each participant takes away some great professional development and enjoying the opportunity to network with others exchanging vital activity ideas and experiences. As the surveys contest these workshops offer relevant and diverse topics that relate specifically to the Leisure and Lifestyle industry. Thanks David Mas and Glenda Kubler- two dedicated DRTA board members-for facilitating again at the Brisbane workshop last month.
Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Training
If you registered your interest in CST training you have hopefully received an email from me letting you know of the
Published Wednesday, 10 May 2017
We are so excited to be launching our National training sessions for Cognitive Stimulation Therapy with the proposed workshop list for 2017 being updated to include the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Master Training Class programs. Check out the list on line and pencil in a workshop near you. You can also continue to register your interest by going on line through the DRTA website, click on the CST Training tab at the top and complete your details. If you have several DT’s, Leisure and Lifestyle staff, RAOs or assistants at your facility that may like to learn this therapy and its implementation to people with Mild to Moderate dementia then contact the DRTA office or email me directly at email@example.com to discuss bringing the training to your workplace.
Our South Australian Barossa Valley Workshop on the 7th of April with a small and dedicated group returned some great feedback. See the write up below. Our Brisbane Workshop on the 28th of April is included
Published Friday, 7 April 2017
What a great month March was!!
We were in Ulverstone Tasmania on the 4th with a fantastic line up of diverse presenters and our Melbourne workshop on the 24th of March was only a few days ago, and was also a great day of diversity, networking and exchanging of ideas and learning and getting out of our comfort zones! See photos and write ups below.
Our proposed workshop list for 2017 has recently been updated with the rolling out of the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Master Training Class programs nationally. Check out the list on line and pencil in a workshop near you. You can also continue to register your intertest by going on line through the DRTA website, click on the CST Training tab at the top and complete your details. If you have several DT’s, Leisure and Lifestyle staff, RAOs or assistants at your facility that may like to learn
Published Monday, 13 March 2017
The workshop year is in full swing with our fourth annual Access to Leisure workshop in Sydney being held this last week.See the write up below.
The Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Master Classes are soon to be rolled out Nationally following some further refinement and a visit by Dr Kathy Peri to NSW. If you have already expressed your interest in learning this innovative therapy for people with mild to moderate dementia then I have your name down to be contacted, if you are interested and have not contacted DTA then please go on line through the website, click on the
Published Monday, 20 February 2017
Welcome to a new and exciting year of workshops and Professional Development opportunities. Make 2017 the year that you attend one of your associations workshops and complete a Takeaway Café handout to attain all your Professional development points in one go.
The most exciting development in DTA workshops is happening this year with the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Master Classes being rolled out Nationally. We are working with Dr Kathy Peri and Dr Gary Chung (Key Note Speakers at the Sydney Conference 2016) to bring you this innovative therapy for people with
Published Friday, 11 November 2016
Since our last Newsletter DTA have had a number of workshops Cairns, Port Macquarie, Warrnambool and the Gold Coast and of course our exciting conference workshop on the 6th of October. Our Activities, Activities, Activities workshop saw lots of people returning for a day of incredible practical experiences and an opportunity to network and connect and reconnect with people who know what your working day is really like.
Workshops Coming up
Our Sydney workshop on the 22nd of November is out now so if you are a member and want to attend the AGM why not sign up for the workshop as well. Our Perth Workshop is also
Published Monday, 5 September 2016
What a lovely group of Leisure and Lifestyle staff attended our Cairns workshop on the 29th of July and our Port Macquarie workshop on the 19th of August.
Taking Professional Development to Regional Areas means that you don’t have to travel as far as you may have had to, to receive vital information to assist you in your role. (One attendee at our Port Macquarie workshop still travelled 600Km’s to get there though!!)
See the Workshop reports below-
Published Friday, 5 August 2016
With our Cairns workshop a week away from when I am writing this update we have had a relatively quiet month for the DTA workshops around the country. (Look out for the Cairns report in our next newsletter).
Things are set to warm up though with requests for workshops specifically designed for leisure and lifestyle staff being rolled out with a number of facilities taking up the educational opportunities of a workshop built around their specific needs, being planned. If your facility has a number of leisure and lifestyle staff, why not propose to them this great learning opportunity addressing the specific interest and needs of your team and which can work out at a substantial financial saving making the training even more worthwhile. See the workshops available below and make an enquiry today and let me provide you with a