MS Alissa Westphal

MS Alissa Westphal

Positions

  • Aged Mental Health (Persons, carers, health professionals)
  • Carers (Informal carers, formal carers, health professionals)
  • Dementia (Dementia, Alzheimer's disease, education, meaningful engagement, technology, BPSD)
  • Technology (Dementia, aged mental health, carers, developmental disability)

Overview

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  • Alissa Westphal is a Lecturer in Dementia Care and Registered Occupational Therapist with extensive experience in aged psychiatry and dementia care. She has special interests in: meaningful engagement for older people; understanding and responding to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) using non-pharmacological approaches; the use of technology to support engagement; improving the skills of carers and health professionals to engage people living with dementia and more effectively understand and respond to BPSD using a person centered and holistic approach.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Occupational Therapy Australia Victoria. Member 2001 -

Publications

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Awards

Education and training

  • GradDipSc(Applied Statistics), Swinburne University of Technology 2010
  • BAPPSC(OT) hons, La Trobe University 2001

Awards and honors

  • St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, 2013
  • St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, 2007

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Supervision

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