The 2021 Symposium Series for the Centre of Research Excellence: Indigenous Health and Alcohol showcases the research being conducted by the Centre’s students and early career researchers.
All presenters are Aboriginal themselves and so bring a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities in this field.
The second webinar of the Symposium will be co-presented by SMART Recovery Australia Research Advisory Committee member and Worimi woman, Liz Dale.
The webinar is titled, ‘Strengths-based approaches: mutual support, youth justice’ and will be presented by Liz Dale and Dr Sharynne Hamilton, and chaired by with Annalee Stearne.
It will be a one hour online symposium including a Q&A at the end.
The webinar is free to attend and will take place at 11:30am (AEST) September 16, 2021.
Dr Liz Dale is a Worimi woman with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wollongong. Her thesis focused on understanding the cultural suitability and helpfulness of SMART Recovery for Indigenous Australians. Through collaborations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SMART facilitators and group members, Liz’s research will deliver practical recommendations regarding the most culturally appropriate way to deliver SMART Recovery groups with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants. The team at SMART is super excited that Liz’s work will inform better ways of working with Aboriginal facilitators and participants.