Terms and conditions:

  • Pricing is not inclusive of GST.
  • Cancellations must be provided in writing with 5 working days notice in order receive a refund. The cancellation policy is final and not negotiable. Registrations can be transferred to another person. JumpStart Psychology is not responsible for any personal circumstances that prevent your attendance.
  • In the event of presenter cancellation, training will be transferred to an alternative date
  • The workshop running is subject to minimum numbers of enrolments
  • Your attendence is subject to full payment being received
  • A certificate of completion will be issued via email upon completion of the training
  • Pre and post training evaluations are optional and any information collected may be de-identified, published and used for quality assurance purposes
A light lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided on the day and kitchen facilities are also available. 
Training will be held at Level 10, 410 Ann Street, East Tower, Brisbane 4000. Paid onsite parking is available at the venue.
If you require an invoice to be provided to arrange payment please indicate this on your registration form. Please include the full contact details required to issue you an invoice and advise when payment has been made so that your payment can be identified. Your place will not be secured until full payment has been made.
Email [email protected] with any further questions regarding the training.
JumpStart Psychology/Dr Vanessa Spiller ABN: 73176497036            www.jumpstartpsychology.com             email:  [email protected]
This full-day FASD training program will move between evidence-based practice and practice based evidence to explore how psychologists and other health professionals can better support individuals and families impacted by FASD in a range of settings. The day will focus on topics including:
  • recognition of FASD in children and young people including in clients you are already working with who have a range of other diagnoses and complex presentations
  • diagnostic issues and challenges including how non-assessment focused practitioners can still contribute to diagnosis
  • use of assessment information to understand the brain-based behavioural symptoms of individuals with FASD
  • exploring strategies and interventions suitable for young people with FASD with a focus on brain-based approaches including the "Explained by Brain" approach. Application of the Explained by Brain approach to the home, school and therapy room will be included. 

Cost: $315 (+ GST). Training package includes a print copy of the "Explained by Brain Workbook". 
About the Presenter:

Dr Vanessa Spiller is a registered clinical psychologist, FASD educator, parent to a young adult with FASD and author of the first Australian book of it's kind, "Explained by Brain: The FASD workbook for parents, carers and educators (who have tried everything or don't know where to start). She is currently working as a team leader in private practice at Benchmark Psychology where she supports families impacted by FASD among her other clinical work. 

In 2020 she published her FASD workbook for parents, carers and educators to provide a comprehensive yet practical guide to supporting young people with FASD. It combines and is informed by a variety of evidence-based, brain-based approaches including the neurobehavioural, neurosequential and collaborative and proactive solutions approaches of Diane Malbin, Ross Greene and Bruce Perry. Most of all it helps people identify and understand the underlying brain areas that drive the behavioural symptoms of FASD and then select the strategies and interventions that are most likely to be helpful across the lifespan. She runs an online FASD training series for parents, carers and supporter and has produced an 11 part video series that accompanies the book content. Dr Spiller has provided a range of lectures and trainings on FASD for various professionals including the APS and in involvement in the dissemination of the first Australia FASD Diagnostic Guidelines. She was involved in development of the first Australian FASD Language Guide and has co-authored several articles on FASD. She has been featured in a number of podcasts focusing on supporting parents and caregivers of young people with FASD and appeared on "The Project" with her son to help raise awareness of FASD.

In her spare time she produces resource materials on FASD and drives her son to skateparks around Australia as he pursues his passion for bikes!
Online Training Saturday November 20th 2021 
9:30am to 4:00pm AEST Saturday 20th November