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At ConnectEd, we love being part of a community! And part of that means doing our bit to help support our community. So on this page, you’ll find a whole bunch of free resources! For pares, schools, pastoral care staff, and school psychologists & counsellors

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School Psychologists & Counsellors

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School Psychologists and Counselors – are you curious about the role of AI in school psychology and counselling? Join Dr Matt O’Connor for a practical and useful Facebook Live session as we explore the use of ChatGPT in educational settings.
**Wondering why the auto-generated captions don’t line up with the video? Us too! Blame Facebook!**
Learn how this cutting-edge technology can complement your work, from providing additional support materials to adapting programs and interventions to suit your context. Whether you’re intrigued by AI or looking to expand your toolkit, this session will provide valuable insights and strategies for incorporating ChatGPT into your practice.
In this informative half-hour session, we’ll cover:
1️⃣ Introduction to ChatGPT: Understand the basics of this AI tool and its capabilities.
2️⃣ Practical Applications: Discover how ChatGPT can be integrated into counselling sessions, group programs, and educational support.
3️⃣ Tips and Tricks: Learn best practices for using ChatGPT effectively in your daily work.
Whether you’re experienced or new to the field, this session aims to provide you with practical knowledge to enhance your practice.
***Did Chat GPT write this description? Yes. Yes it did!***

Free PDF guides, tips and resources

Developed by the ConnectEd team to support our community

Guide to Mental Health Care Plans
School reluctance and refusal
Guide for parents who are separating
Sleep routines
Signs your child might not be coping
Building positive relationships with parents
Trauma informed pastoral care

Are there topics we haven’t covered that you think would make great resources? Let us know by filling out this google form and we’ll do our best to write it for you!

Schools

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Are you a school pastoral carer looking to enhance your role in supporting students’ well-being? Join us for a practical and useful Facebook Live event presented by Dr Matt O’Connor, an expert in supporting pastoral carers and school psychologists/counsellors in Australian schools
🔍 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘄𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿?
**1. Practical Tips for the First 30 Days 📅**
– Navigate the initial challenges of your role with expert advice on establishing rapport with students.
– Discover effective strategies for handling common pastoral care scenarios and building a foundation for trust.
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**2. Defining Your Role 🌱**
– Reflect on the multifaceted role of a pastoral carer in a school setting.
– Identify opportunities for role clarity, which will help you do the work you are best at doing!
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**3. Connecting with Your Students – Practical Counselling Skills 💬**
– Understand the art of active listening and effective communication techniques to create a safe space for students to express themselves.
🎤 **About the Presenter: Dr Matt O’Connor
Dr Matt is a Clinical and School Psychologist, academic, presenter and Director of Brisbane-based clinic, ConnectEd Counselling and Consultancy (www.connectedcc.com.au), which provides therapeutic services to families, and consultancy services to the education and corporate sectors.
He is highly regarded throughout Australia for his unique and engaging presentation style, and ability to balance practical and grounded discussions, with ‘bigger picture’ concepts. His career as a psychologist has focussed on the delivery of school-based psychological and pastoral care services, with a special focus on systems and processes. His work has included hundreds of presentations to psychologists, schools, staff, parents and students, as well as publications and conference presentations on topics including risk management processes, outdoor education, and school-counselling data.
He is a sought-after supervisor and consultant, often in the areas of school structures and supporting psychologists and schools to identify opportunities to improve school pastoral care and wellbeing processes.

Free PDF guides, tips and resources

Developed by the ConnectEd team to support our community

Guide for parents who are separating
School reluctance and refusal
Signs your child might not be coping
Sleep routines
School reluctance and refusal
Building positive relationships with parents
Guide to Mental Health Care Plans

Are there topics we haven’t covered that you think would make great resources? Let us know by filling out this google form and we’ll do our best to write it for you!

Parents

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Join Dr Matt O’Connor – clinical and school psychologist, and Director of Brisbane-based psychology clinic for young people and parents – as we work through the joys and challenges of the parenting journey. This series of FREE interactive webinars delivers a practical and enjoyable 30 min live chat , full of useful tips and the opportunity to ask Dr Matt questions on the topic
This short and practical webinar will focus on helping you (and your teen!) to start the new school year on the right foot. There are a lot of challenges with settling back in, but getting some basics right will help pave the way for a great year!

Free PDF guides, tips and resources

Developed by the ConnectEd team to support our community

Guide for parents who are separating
School reluctance and refusal
Signs your child might not be coping
Sleep routines
Guide to Mental Health Care Plans

Are there topics we haven’t covered that you think would make great resources? Let us know by filling out this google form and we’ll do our best to write it for you!

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