The 2022 ANZACAT Conference aims to bring the ANZACAT community together to reflect on how we make sense of our relationship with change and uncertainty. We are excited to have Assoc Prof Nick Barnes as our Keynote speaker, live at our online event. Yes, we have kept this as an online event but the upside is that we can have some international speakers. Our online conference will be a mix of mini workshops, tabletop presentations and opportunity to see and meet some fellow CAT community members.
Keynote Address: Relating to Change and Uncertainty – “It’s All About Relationships”
Assoc. Prof. Nick Barnes (Live from the UK)
Out of each of the current crises we currently face has come hope – stories of front line workers in the pandemic, radical solutions to sustainable and more ecological living, or care and shelter being offered to the millions of migrants seeking shelter from the ward. But this hope is reliant on building trust and focusing on relationships. Through connecting with ourselves and each other we are offering a space for relating to change and uncertainty, but if this is to be translated into genuine hope and inform a sense of agency, then we need to recognise that “It’s all about relationships”.
Assoc. Prof Nick Barnes, Nick is a young people’s psychiatrist and cognitive analytic therapist who has worked in child and adolescent mental health services for over 20 years. He is an Honorary Associate Professor within the Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology at University College London. Nick’s work has focused predominantly on young people who do not wish (or feel unable) to engage with (formal) mental health support. As a result, Nick has worked within the voluntary youth work sector to co-produce and co-deliver ways of working that might involve more creative and active methods of engagement. From film to sport, photography to cooking, the focus has been much more about the medium of delivery, and the locality for this. Recognising that relationships are very much at the heart of our practice the aim of this work has been to develop opportunities for connecting, enabling a feeling of being connected.
Mini workshops will include:
Nick Barnes on Using more creative and active methods in engaging, connecting, and enabling,
Reem Ramadan & Co on Climate Change
Lee Crothers & Mari-Anne Bernardy-Arbuz on Writing in CAT