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Parent Symposium 2018 – Futureproof your parent-child relationship
August 10 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm$15 – $25
Explore the key to future-proofing your relationship with your child and building a lasting bond at the 2018 Parent Symposium, catering for families with primary and secondary-aged children.
Comedian Lucy Ewing will kick the night off with a bit of light-hearted humour about parenting. Lucy is an English and Philosophy teacher, mother of two and wife of one. In 2016, at the tender age of 39, she surprised herself by trying out stand-up comedy. After advancing to the state final of the RAW Comedy competition, she began performing regularly at venues around Perth, including the state theatre for the 2017 Mental Health Week gala. She and three other Perth comics recently teamed up to form The Motherhood – their show ‘Surviving the Circus’ to the 2018 Fringe World festival for a sell-out run.
Key speakers Clark Wight and Dr Adrian Lopresti will then delve into developing strong and lasting parent and child relationships before opening up a Q&A session with the audience.
Clark Wight is a West Australian conscious parenting advocate, educator and presenter through his Our Boys and Conscious Parenting seminars. A desire to share his experiences as a teacher and school administrator has led to numerous conference presentations, articles and seminars around raising children, developing our conscious parenting skills, engaging adolescent children and Our Boys seminars.
He’s also passionate about taking the mystery and fervour out of media-driven, assessment-focused and societal driven expectations around the perfect child and the perfect parent.
He started his teaching career as a first-grade teacher and has taught at every year level at schools in the US and Australia. Clark speaks alongside conscious parenting advocate Maggie Dent and works with schools and parent communities on further developing our understanding of boys. His seminars are known for their humour, sincerity, real-life solutions and the perspective he brings around schools, education and parenting.
Dr Adrian Lopresti is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice and senior researcher at Murdoch University. He has over 20 years of clinical experience working with children and adults suffering from a range of mental health conditions.
Dr Lopresti has experience in a range of psychological therapies and has received extensive training in nutritional and lifestyle treatments for mental health disorders.
Dr Lopresti regularly publishes in peer-reviewed, and high-impact journals on the effects of diet, nutraceuticals, sleep, and exercise for the treatment and prevention of depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder.
He has completed several clinical trials investigating the effects of curcumin, saffron, and Ashwagandha for the treatment of anxiety and depression in children and adults. Dr Lopresti is also the founder of Personalised Integrative Therapy, and regularly conducts workshops both nationally and internationally.