Over the last 6 months, Carfi’s team of Provisional Psychologists worked tirelessly in the development of an 8-Week Positive Psychology program aimed at Year 10 secondary school students.

The program was based on Professor Seligman and Dr Peterson’s work in Positive Psychology, specifically Character Strengths and Virtues (2004) and Professor Seligman’s PERMA theory. The program provided students a platform students to learn about their own character strengths and how to ‘flex’ their strengths, as well as providing them with positive psychology strategies to use in their own life to enhance their health and well-being, assist in improving their performance at school and improve interpersonal relationships.

Carfi was provided a wonderful opportunity to pilot the program with a group of 25 Year 10 students from a local highschool. The program was well received by the students and teachers and the feedback received thus far has been very positive!

Over the next 12 months, Carfi will continue to offer this program at secondary schools in Melbourne; with the aim of continuing to develop the program to target a broader range of ages in the school setting, as well as adults.

If you are interested in running a Positive Psychology program at your school or organisation, please contact Bernadette or Gus on 1300 737 403.

Workplace Conflict Workshop: Recognising When and How to Act

Due to popular demand, Carfi have re-launched the Workplace Conflict Workshops!

Presented by Mark Belanti (Psychologist / Workplace Rehabilitation Manager), the workshop is aimed at assisting and supporting Team Leaders and Managers to engage in effective discussions with staff to address issues of conflict, dissatisfaction, and disengagement. Specifically, the workshop objectives include: 

  • Drawing the connection between psychological injury and conflict; 
  • How to recognise and resolve conflict before it escalates;
  • Supporting Managers to have the conversation with people in conflict; 
  • Providing a framework to resolve issues; 
  • Developing Managers’ confidence and skill set to minimise distress, neutralise disappointment, and avoid disengagement among staff; thereby avoiding the conflict cycle;
  • Determining when professional help is required.

The workshop will provide opportunities for question and answer and networking!

When: Wednesday 25th February 2015

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location: Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC

Cost: $150.00 + GST per person

Tickets can be purchased via www.eventbrite.com.au.

This wil be a sell-out event so we urge you to get in early so you don't miss out!

If you have any queries about the event, please contact us on 1300 737 403.

Christmas Message & Welcome to New Staff Members

The team at Carfi wish our clients and friends a safe and Merry Christmas! Please note that the office will be closed on the public holidays (Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Boxing Day), however Carfi’s EAP 24/7 services line will be open for emergencies.

Carfi also wishes to welcome to our team Evan Christodoulou. Evan is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and registered under the governing body, ESSA. As a new recruit to Carfi, Evan will be working in a multi-disciplinary team alongside our enthusiastic team of Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists. As an expert in exercise interventions and Human Physiology, Evan is skilled in educating and empowering injured workers and all other stakeholders by providing them with the tools and knowledge to facilitate an injured worker's return to work. Outside of Carfi, Evan is the Captain of the Oakleigh Soccer Club, competing in the National Premiere League. We look forward to working with Evan.

The team at Carfi are also very excited to welcome our new receptionist, Ellysha! Ellysha completed her business traineeship in 2011 with the Department of Human Services, as well as recently completing studies in Youth Work. In her spare time, Ellysha enjoys keeping fit and active and reading. Ellysha is also a keen traveller, having recently come back from an extensive trip around Europe and South-East Asia. We hope that you will share with us in welcoming Ellysha to Carfi.


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