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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Our presenters bring a fresh, vital message to social workers and counsellors working with youth and trauma, focusing on how to work both in a client-centred and in a systemic way with the individual, their family and their community.

The good news is that as our research shows, we can achieve a 70% engagement rate and reduce the rate of reoffending by 66%. Presentations range from keynotes, breakout sessions, half-day workshops and ongoing in-service training for practitioners.

Simon Dermody is an engaging speaker and author, bringing relevance and insight to his presentations from over 30 years of working with family dynamics. Fuelled by his compassion and commitment, his presentations are insightful, interactive and actionable.

Lea Misan engages participants through inspiring presentations, from her experience as a lawyer and psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and groups in her private practice. Lea has a professional and warm style, bringing results with ease to her audience.

Lea and Simon often facilitate workshops together and create a dynamic flow that allows for embodied learning and on-going growth for all involved.

Speaking and Presentation Topics include:

  • To Assess or not to Assess

  • Formulating a roadmap

  • Between agency and control

  • Prevention

  • Picking up the micro-aggressions before escalation

  • Influencing change with attitude

  • When to intervene

  • Family Transitions

  • Preparing for, Making or Facing important transitions 


Some titles we might talk about are:

  • The emotional impact of violence and coming back from the brink

  • Understanding a child’s challenging behaviour and what to do about it