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HEPReady Essentials

Hepatitis Victoria offers essential training that covers all the basics about viral hepatitis. This course is aimed at health care professionals working with people living with or at risk of hepatitis.

The training covers the different forms of hepatitis; how it is transmitted; the health risks; and the myths about how it spreads. Also covered is how to talk to people about hepatitis in a sensitive way that avoids stigma and discrimination, and encourages them to be tested and treated.

HEPReady Essentials offers the knowledge to work with confidence and without fear to help people who may be at risk of or living with hepatitis B and C.

Can’t make the dates or the Hepatitis Victoria venue – 5/200 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Victoria? Contact Hepatitis Victoria to talk about your training needs or arrange training at your workplace for groups up to 15.

Endorsement Dates from 11 September 2016 to 11 September 2018
Workshop / Event Date:
14 June 2017 – 9.30am to 12.00pm
12 July 2017 - 9.30am to 12.00pm
18 August 2017 - 9.30am to 12.00pm
13 September 2017 – 9.30am to 12.00pm
18 October 2017 – 9.30am to 12.00pm
22 November 2017 – 9.30am to 12.00pm
13 December 2017 – 9.30am to 12.00pm
CPD Points: 3.0
Contact phone: Reece Lamshed, Karen Greening, or Nicole Gunn on 03 9380 4644
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Website for event/course: https://www.hepvic.org.au/page/1155/hepready-essentials 

 


Standard Mental Health First Aid Course

The 12-hour Mental Health First Aid course teaches adults (18 years and over) how to provide initial support to adults who are developing a mental illness or experiencing a mental health crisis.

Endorsement Dates from 18th July 2017 to 18th July 2020
CPD Points: 12
Contact phone: 03 9079 0200
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Website for event/course: https://mhfa.com.au/courses/public/types/standardedition4 


2017 Mental Health Super Summit

Have you ever attended a conference where you decide how much you pay to attend, and all proceeds are donated to charity? What about a conference where 20 hours of cutting-edge learning, presented by experts from all over the world, are accessible from the comfort of your couch?

In 2015 & 2016, over 4,300 mental health professionals attended the Mental Health Super Summit - an event that revolutionised how mental health professional development (CPD) is accessed.

All proceeds from both events - a total of $223,944.00 - were donated to charity, and applied to services to support hundreds of children who experienced abused and neglect to rebuild their lives. The 2015 & 2016 Summits were a tremendous success – so we’re doing it again.

However, this year we’re aiming even higher. Once again... you decide how much you want to pay to attend… all of which goes to charity (and our new target is a whopping $150,000.00).

The 2017 Mental Health Super Summit is streamed direct to your computer. All you need is an internet (preferably broadband) connected device with speakers to access the highest-quality CPD training available anywhere.

Endorsement Dates from 05/10/2017 to 22/10/2017
Workshop / Event Date: 5-22 October 2017
CPD Points: 20
Contact phone: 07 3112 2090
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Website for event/course: https://www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/summit/2017/ 

 


Supporting the mental health of people living with obesity

Through an exploration of obesity, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: · Describe the general principals of a supportive environment for people with obesity who have poor mental health · Establish appropriate referral pathways to coordinate better services for people with obesity who have poor mental health · Identify challenges, tips and strategies for a collaborative response that offers people with obesity who have poor mental health improved care

Workshop / Event Date: 6 September 2017 (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


Supporting the mental health of people living with obesity

Speakers: Fiona Sutherland (VIC based Dietitian), Dr. Karen Weiss (VIC based Psychologist) , Prof. Phillipa Hay (NSW based Psychiatrist) & Dr. Gary Kilov (TAS based GP) Facilitator: Dr. Konrad Kangru (QLD based GP)

Through an exploration of obesity, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: · Describe the general principals of a supportive environment for people with obesity who have poor mental health · Establish appropriate referral pathways to coordinate better services for people with obesity who have poor mental health Identify challenges, tips and strategies for a collaborative response that offers people with obesity who have poor mental health improved care

Webinar Date: Monday 14th August 2017
CPD Points: Level 1
Contact name: Zakaria Shahruddin
Contact phone: (03) 8662 6611
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Supporting families of people living with dementia

Through an exploration of suicide bereavement, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: · Design a safe and supportive environment for people seeking care for suicide bereavement · Implement key principles of providing an integrated approach in the identification, assessment, treatment and support of people experiencing suicide bereavement · Identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response to assist people who are experiencing suicide bereavement

Date: 17 August 2017 (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


Coordinating mental health care for people experiencing suicide bereavement

Speakers: Mrs. Jacinta Hawgood (QLD Psychologist),Dr. Graham Fleming (SA Rural GP),Prof. Siva Bala (QLD based Psychiatrist)& Dr. Jane Mowll (NSW based Mental Health Social Worker) Facilitator: Dr. Lyn O’Grady (VIC Psychologist)

Through an exploration of suicide bereavement, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: · Design a safe and supportive environment for people seeking care for suicide bereavement · Implement key principles of providing an integrated approach in the identification, assessment, treatment and support of people experiencing suicide bereavement · Identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response to assist people who are experiencing suicide bereavement

Webinar Date: Thursday 17th August 2017
CPD Points: Level 1
Contact name: Zakaria Shahruddin
Contact phone: (03) 8662 6611
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Collaborative mental health care to support adults on the autism spectrum

Through an inter-disciplinary panel discussion about adults on the autism spectrum this webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

• Describe the role of different disciplines in providing support to adults on the autism spectrum
• Recognise the warning signs, prevalence and risks of mental illness for adults on the autism spectrum
• Identify tips, strategies and challenges in providing collaborative mental health care for adults on the autism spectrum

Endorsed until: February 2018
Workshop / Event Date: Monday 5th June 2017 2017 (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 1800 209 031
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


2017 Australian Counselling Association National Conference

The 2017 Australian Counselling Association, National Conference will be hosted by ACA between September 16th and 17th, 2017 at the Rydges World Square in Sydney.

The conference theme focuses on “Embracing Technology and Working with Young People ”.

The National Conference will explore the challenges new technology brings to counselling and mental health and how the younger generation have embraced it while many older generation professionals remain cautious with others being resistant. The conference will discuss both the positives and negatives including new challenges technology brings to counselling. The conference will also cover more traditional themes such as relationships, models of therapy, financial counselling, etc. We welcome abstracts and papers from all disciplines who work within the mental health sector.

This is a fantastic opportunity to network with some of Australia's finest speakers and researchers and to profile your area of expertise in a positive collegial atmosphere.

Endorsement Dates: From Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 17, 2017
Once only event: September 15 – 17, 2017
CPD Points: 17.5
Contact phone: 1300 784 333
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Website for event/course: https://www.theaca.net.au/conference/index.php 


Employment for people with a mental illness: Understanding the individual placement and support model: eLearning Course

The Individual Place and Support Model provides a structured approach for mental health services to engage with employment consultants, to provide their consumers with access to competitive employment. Recovery literature emphasises the importance of meaning, purpose, and community connectedness to the health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness. It is recognised that employment can be a significant contributing factor in relation to recovery. Employment is one of the most effective means for creating social inclusion, dignity, fulfilment, improved mental health and quality of life.

Dates from: 24/01/2017 to 24/01/2020
Available 24 hours per day; online
CPD Points:6.0
Contact phone: (09) 3271 8837

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for non-Queensland Health employees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an eligibility check prior to registration.
Website for event/course: http://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/ 


An introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health care: eLearning Course

Use of Sensory Approaches to impact the wellbeing of mental health consumers is an exciting and innovative area of contemporary practice within mental health services. Evidence shows that the use of sensory approaches supports consumers of mental health services to decrease self-harming behaviour, improve interpersonal skills and improve ability to manage distress. This eLearning training course aims to provide staff with an introduction to sensory approaches and their application within mental health services.

Dates from: 24/01/2017 to 24/01/2020
Available 24 hours per day; online
CPD Points:2.0
Contact phone:(09) 3271 8837

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for non-Queensland Health employees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an eligibility check prior to registration.
Website for event/course: http://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/ 


Dual Diagnosis: eLearning Course

This eLearning course provides information, clinical vignettes and learning activities to assist clinicians to more effectively meet the needs of consumers with a dual diagnosis. Completion of this course will provide clinicians with additional skills and knowledge required to work with consumers using an integrated approach.

Dates: from: 24/01/2017 to 24/01/2020
Available 24 hours per day; online
CPD Points:6.0
Contact phone:(09) 3271 8837

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for non-Queensland Health employees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an eligibility check prior to registration.
Website for event/course: http://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/ 


Mental State Examination eLearning Course

This course provides and overview of the nine core components of a mental state examination. It enables the individual to identify what is assessed within each of these components and develop skills in observing and documenting a mental state examination. It also increases understanding of the terminology used and questions to ask an individual in order to obtain the specific information required for a mental state examination.

Dates: From: 20/4/2017 to 20/4/2020
Workshop / Event Available 24 hours per day; online
CPD Points: 6.0
Contact phone: (09) 3271 8837

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for non-Queensland Health employees, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an eligibility check prior to registration.
Website for event/course: http://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/ 


Providing care in the community for people with eating disorders – a specialist insight into engagement and treatment

1. Recognise how to identify, screen and assess people at risk of developing an eating disorder in a primary and community care setting
2. Identify challenges in treatment and effective, collaborative strategies to support the needs of people with eating disorders and their families
3. Understand care planning and appropriate referral pathways to coordinate better services for people with eating disorders

Date: 9th May
Contact phone: 1800 209 031
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Website for event/course: http://cedd.org.au/2696-2/

 

Endorsed by ACMHN from 9 May 2017


Working collaboratively to support the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis

Through an exploration of prevention of youth suicide, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
• Implement key principles of providing an integrated approach in the early identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth experiencing psychological distress
• Develop appropriate referral pathways to prevent crisis and provide early intervention
• Identify challenges, tips and strategies to implement a collaborative response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in crisis

23 February 2017 (recording online until 2022)

Contact phone: 1800 209 031
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/WebinarRecording/81/Supporting-the-social-and-emotional-well-being-of-Aboriginal-and-Torres-Strait-Islander-youth-in-crisis#.WWxY84SGNpg

 

Endorsed by ACMHN from 15 February 2017 to 15 February 2018

CPD Points: 2.0

 


 

Supporting people living with Borderline Personality Disorder

Through an exploration of borderline personality disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

• Design a safe and supportive environment for people seeking care for borderline personality disorder
• Implement key principles of providing an integrated approach in the identification, assessment, treatment and support of people with borderline personality disorder
• Identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response to assist people who have borderline personality disorder who are experiencing increased risk of, self-harm, or suicide.

Live event date 21st March 2017 (recording online until 2022)

Contact phone: 1800 209 031
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/WebinarRecording/82/Supporting-people-living-with-borderline-personality-disorder-#.WWxYvoSGNpg 

Endorsed by ACMHN from 15 February 2017 to 15 February 2018

CPD Points: 2.0

 


 

Supporting families of people living with dementia

Through an exploration of dementia, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

• Describe the general principals of providing a supportive environment for families providing care for people living with dementia including self-care
• Implement key principles of providing appropriate therapies and communication approaches that family members can engage with to support their family member
• Identify challenges, tips and strategies in providing a collaborative response that assists families caring for people living with dementia

3 May 2017 (recording online until 2022)

Contact phone: 1800 209 031
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/WebinarRecording/83/Supporting-families-of-people-living-with-dementia#.WWxY1oSGNpg 

Endorsed by ACMHN from 15 February 2017 to 15 February 2018

CPD Points: 2.0 

 


 

Clinical Hypnosis & CBT/FPS Training Course

Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT- FPS) courses held over 6 days in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2017. Includes the focussed Psychological Strategies. Also includes relaxation, stress management, guided imagery and hypnosis. The training is designed to benefit you as well as for you to help your patients. Presented as 6 one day active learning modules covering anxiety, both GAD and phobias, insomnia, weight loss, smoking cessation and pain. Learn how to use these skills in clinical practice.

There are also 3 different advanced Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT-FPS) courses which lead on to the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS) and Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS) with further training.

Practical and cost effective. For nationally registered health professionals (AHPRA) and Social Workers only.

Many mental health nurses have attended this training. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea, relaxation recordings and handbook all included. Advanced Clinical Courses and Single Mental Health Modules also available in 2017.

Sydney in May (22-27) and November / December (27, 28, 29, 30 & 1, 2)

Melbourne in June (19-24) and

Brisbane in July (24-29),

8.30am to 5.30pm daily, 4 and 8 week early bird fees apply

Organised by The College of Medical Hypnosis

Contact: Dr Alan Fahey or Mrs Lindy Hope, 02 96882300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 02 9688 2800

www.mindperformance.com

Earn: 48 CPE level 2 points for completion of training course
Endorsed: 31/03/16 - 31/03/19

 


 

Advanced Clinical Hypnosis & CBT/FPS Training Course

Certificate of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT- FPS) courses held over 6 days in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2017. Includes the Focussed Psychological Strategies. Also includes relaxation, stress management, guided imagery and hypnosis. The training is designed to benefit you as well as for you to help your patients.

Presented as 6 one day active learning modules covering advanced therapy techniques including the Principles of Professor Milton Erickson or Dr Frederick Perls or Hypnoanalysis. Learn how to use these skills in clinical practice.

Leads to the Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS) and Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS) with further training.

Practical and cost effective. For nationally registered health professionals (AHPRA) and Social Workers only who have completed the Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS) course. Many mental health nurses have attended this training. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea, relaxation recordings and handbook all included. Clinical Courses and One Day Mental Health modules also available in 2017.

Sydney in August (14-19) and Melbourne in October (16-21) , 8.30am to 5.30pm daily

4 and 8 week early bird fees apply

Organised by The College of Medical Hypnosis

Contact: Dr Alan Fahey or Mrs Lindy Hope, 02 96882300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 02 9688 2800

www.mindperformance.com

Earn: 48 CPE level 2 points for completion of training course
Endorsed: 31/03/16 - 31/03/19

 


 

Collaboration, communication and cooperation between mental health service providers

The online training modules were developed as part of the Consumers and Carers as Educators Project by the Private Mental Health Consumer Carer Network (Australia) Limited. Consumers and carers are in the unique position of being able to provide valuable information and insight through their lived experience. The objective of these training modules is to inform and support health professionals. They provide practical guidance on how to involve consumers and carers in a meaningful ways into patient centred care models. The modules have been created to support practitioners including GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Mental Health Nurses, Social Workers and other mental health practitioners. Click on the links below to commence each module. When you complete each module you will be able to download a certificate. Save the certificate as a PDF file, then you will be able to insert your name where indicated. To view modules on mobile devices (even when offline), download the iSpring Play App

Endorsed by ACMHN from 1 February, 2017 to 1 February, 2020

CPD Points: 5.0

Contact phone: 1300 620 042

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For event website click here  (resources tab > On line training > Consumers and Carers as Educators Project)

 


 

QC4 Supervisor

This two day workshop is designed for mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or soon to be) within a mental health service setting. The training is practical and promotes a collaborative process-based generic clinical supervision model. The workshop orientates mental health clinicians either currently offering clinical supervision or considering becoming a clinical supervisor to the expectations, models and processes involved in clinical supervision and within the Queensland Health context. The workshop is suitable for all practitioners regardless of professional orientation, area of specialisation and service delivery mode.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 13.75

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC3 Mental Health Educator Development

This three day program aims to improve the skills of staff who deliver mental health training and education in their work role. The workshop uses experiential and collaborative learning process, drawing on the accumulated expertise and experience of the group. The program is delivered in a three day interactive workshop format. It includes topics such as needs analyses; reflective practice; learning outcome writing; training design and development; facilitation and training evaluation. Please note that this program is specificallytargeted towards mental health trainers with mental health examples used throughout the workshop. The workshop is suitable for staff new to an educator role.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 22.50

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

Training in suicide risk assessment and management focusses on improving the confidence and effectiveness of mental health practitioners working with mental health consumers at risk of suicide. In addition, being able to determine and follow up on the appropriate course of action for the consumer, their family or carer is central to intervention and recovery. This program is aimed at providing mental health practitioners with the skills and knowledge necessary to assess and respond to individuals who are at risk of suicide. It incorporates the Queensland Health Guidelines for Suicide Risk Assessment and Management 2010. In addition, this program provides practical knowledge and skills that focus on consumer safety and mental health recovery.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 7.50

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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10120NAT Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination

This is a nationally recognised course that is competency based. All participants who complete the competency assessment successfully will receive a statement of attainment which is recognised nationally as a Vocational Education and Training statement. At the successful completion of training, participants will have developed skills in observing, interpreting and documenting a broad range of mental state signs and symptoms and be able to document these using terminology commonly recognised by mental health clinicians from all disciplines and language that is consistent, clear and unambiguous.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 December 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 7.50

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC26 Evaluations of Risk

The aim of this course is to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks presented to mental health services in Hospital and Health Service across Queensland. The course is designed for mental health practitioners currently working with mental health consumers in Queensland Health or in other mental health service organisations. The content of the course is a valuable refresher for all practitioners working in a mental health facility. It provides clinical staff with evidence based approach to clinical risk assessment and provides clinicians with instruction on how to develop and document clear and succinct management plans.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 3.75

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC25 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings: Train the Trainer

The course aims are to:
• increase participant awareness of personal reactions to suicidal people and their impact on practice
• increase participant capacity to develop a therapeutic alliance with a suicidal person
• increase knowledge and skills in suicidal risk assessment and management with the context of an emergency department. The course is offered on demand throughout Queensland Health. At completion of the course the participants are recognised as SRAM- ED trainers and will then be eligible to train staff members within their hospital and health service. This course consists of four eLearning modules and corresponding scenario based face-to-face workshop delivery. The face-to-face delivery consists of scenarios that enable participants to consolidate the knowledge gained from eLearning through discussion and role play.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 6.00

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC23 forming the Therapeutic Alliance

The aims of this course are to provide participants with the benefits of forming a therapeutic alliance and also identify the core conditions required to provide person-centred care. The opportunity to practice skills that contribute to building an alliance is provided within a person centred framework. This one day course guides clinicians to develop practical skills that have been identified as enhancing a strong therapeutic alliance. This course explores the use of a person-centred approach in development of the therapeutic alliance and provides opportunities to learn and practice skills. The course is suitable for those wanting to enhance their communication practices, build strengths in understanding, continue to improve clinical practice, and strive towards better client outcomes. This course is designed for health practitioners, particularly for those who currently work with mental health consumers in Queensland Health or other mental health service organisations. Individuals working outside of Queensland Health who work with mental health consumers will also benefit from this workshop (for example, police and ambulance officers). This course provides invaluable practical training and is suitable for clinicians and professionals across all disciplines and experience levels, regardless of professional orientation, area of specialisation, and service delivery mode.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 6.00

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC19 Risk Refresher

The aim of this course is to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks presented to mental health services in Hospital and Health Services across Queensland. This half day course provides mental health practitioners with a refresher on the core elements of risk assessment and management. The course covers identification of static, dynamic, protective and unknown risk factors, writing clinical summaries that reflect the weighing up of identified risk and protective factors for a consumer and development of treatment plans.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 3.75

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC14 Mental Health Assessment

This two day course provides mental health clinicians with the core knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment with a consumer (including data collection and formulation). The aim of the course is to assist clinicians to provide a recovery based service that addresses the content and process of a mental health assessment including current situation, strengths, history, mental state, physical health, collateral, risk, capacity and management. The course is targeted to the new practitioner (first two years of practice) but is also a valuable refresher for practitioners who have been working for some time in a mental health facility.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 13.50

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC12 Supervising Supervisors

The aim of this two day course is to provide a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing supervision to those who are already clinical supervisors. For the purpose of clarity all references to supervision in this participant manual are in relation to clinical supervision and not to be confused with other forms of supervision such as operational supervision. The primary aim is to allow experienced supervisors to effectively and safely reflect on their work and thus maintain the highest possible standards of clinical supervision. One of the main functions of this course is to assist clinicians in meeting the requirements of the existing clinical supervision policy and guidelines within Queensland Health Mental Health Services. It is highly recommended that participants have some knowledge of and experience with a mental health service and direct contact with mental health consumers. It is also desirable that participants seek advice from their supervisor/team leader about the relevance of this course to their professional development needs. This course has been designed to build upon the knowledge and skills offered in the QC4 Supervisor course.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 14.00

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management

The aim of this course is to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks presented to mental health services in Hospital and Health Services across Queensland. This course reflects the current Queensland Health policies and guidelines on risk assessment and management and addresses the over-arching issues of clinical risk in a service delivery setting. This one day course is delivered as face-to-face training. The final activity of the day is an open book written assessment. The course uses an applied learning approach with large and small group activities designed to support achieving the course outcomes.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 7.00

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision

The aim of this training course is to orientate mental health clinicians who are either currently receiving clinical supervision or new to clinical supervision, to the expectations and processes involved in supervision within the Queensland Health context. For the purpose of clarity the role and functions of supervision relates to clinical supervision and not to be confused with other forms of supervision such as operational supervision. This course assists clinicians in meeting the requirements of the existing clinical supervision policy and guidelines within Queensland Health Mental Health Services. The predominant format of this course is experiential-didactic and centred on the experiential learning process and as such requires that participants are able to actively engage and reflect on personal practice experiences. This training course mirrors the supervision process and includes live practice supervisions sessions. Each participant is provided the opportunity to form the role of supervisor. Groups are briefed and supported to give each other feedback on the supervisory process.

Endorsed by ACMHN from 19 Decenber 2016 to 14 December 2019

For scheduled delivery dates please refer to our on-line calendar here 

CPD Points: 6.75

Contact phone: (07) 3271 8845 Training Support Officer

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For event website click here

 


 

Conversations for life® Training

Conversations for life® is an early suicide prevention program for those interested in keeping people they care for safe and connected.

This half-day, facilitator led program focuses on the communication and influencing skills required to help people that are becoming overwhelmed with issues, and not waiting for them to be in a crisis situation. Participants will become more confident and influential in their conversations to prevent potential suicidal thinking and behaviour.

Conversations for Life® is consistent with the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention in Australia and places the health and wellbeing of the individual at the centre of effective programs.
The program is independently evaluated by the National Institute of Mental Health Research as the Australian National University.

Endorsed by ACMHN 21st October 2016 to 21 October 2019

CPD points: 4 Points - Level 2

Please contact Connetica if you would like to book a Conversations for life training workshop or would like to obtain further information.

Tel:  07 5491 5456

Marion Wands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rick Jensen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

www.connectica.com.au


 

Safe Professional Boundaries – Holding the Line

The Safe Professional Boundaries – Holding the Line experiential workshop aims to promote discussion, reflection and awareness of professional boundaries in the context of their professional role.

The workshop covers a host of themes including:

• Definitions
• Boundaries Framework
• Categories of Concern
• Reasons for Boundary Transgressions
• Strategies for Maintaining Professional Boundaries

See website for course dates 

Earn 13 CPD points

Endorsed by ACMHN 25 July 2016 to 25 July 2019 

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www.davaar.com.au

 


  

Child Aware practice – eLearning course

Approximately 1 million Australian children live with a parent who experiences mental illness. These children have an elevated risk of developing a range of social, educational, development and emotional difficulties, including developing mental illness themselves. This risk can be reduced through a range of prevention strategies, and education of professionals to become ‘Child Aware’. This involves building a workplace culture that embraces a range of practices and attitudes that aim to keep the 'child in mind'. Specifically, it means considering the parenting role and the needs of parents' children, from a client's first contact with a service through to their follow-up.

Website: http://elearning.copmi.net.au/masterBlock/login

Contact: 08 8367 0888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earn: 2 CPD points
Endorsed: 29th March 2016 - 29th March 2019

 


 

Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an early intervention framework

The Department of Developmental Disability Neuropsychiatry (3DN) at UNSW Australia have published Positive Cardiometabolic Health for People with an Intellectual Disability: an Early Intervention Framework (the Early Intervention Framework) to address the specific cardiometabolic health needs of people with an intellectual disability (ID). The Early Intervention Framework guides health professionals through cardiometabolic risk screening, provides intervention strategies tailored to people with an ID, identifies specific syndromes with altered cardiometabolic risk profiles and links to accessible resources for clinicians, people with an ID and carers. The adult and adolescent versions of the Early Intervention Framework are free to download from the 3DN website.

The Early Intervention Framework was adapted from a well-accepted, generalist monitoring framework. It was developed in consultation with the original authors and a range of national and international experts. It was funded by Mental Health – Children & Young People, NSW Health.

Contact phone (02) 9931 9160
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Website https://3dn.unsw.edu.au/positive-cardiometabolic-health-ID

Endorsed: 13 March 2016 to 13 March 2019

 


 

Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with a mental illness

The 'Supporting infants and toddlers of parents with a mental illness' eLearning course will assist any professionals who work with parents of young children where the parent has a mental illness. It helps workers to identify and intervene when their clients are parents who experience mental illness and have dependent children.

This introductory course covers:

  • the impact of mental illness on the family through the antenatal period
  • attachment and principles of sensitive communication with parents regarding the needs of their children
  • parenting interventions and strategies to effectively support these families.

The course includes practical video demonstrations to illustrate putting concepts into practice, plus video interviews with reflections from both parents and professionals.

Website: http://elearning.copmi.net.au/masterBlock/login

Contact: 08 8367 0888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earn: 2 CPD points
Endorsed: 29th March 2016 - 29th March 2019

 


 

Child Aware supervision – eLearning course

‘Child Aware’ supervision describes an approach that supervisors of frontline workers use to promote child and family-sensitive practices in their work with clients who have families. This approach incorporates attitudes, strategies and techniques that enable workers (and organisations) to identify and respond to the adult client as a parent, and to support their parenting role. It continually aims to build the capacity of workers who have traditionally had an ‘adult focus’ and is grounded in reflective practice, based on knowledge and experience, along with an organisational commitment to identify and respond to parenting and the needs of children.

The course is interactive, practical and engaging, and includes video demonstrations of supervision techniques being applied in different settings.

Website: http://elearning.copmi.net.au/masterBlock/login

Contact: 08 8367 0888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earn: 2 CPD points
Endorsed: 29th March 2016 - 29th March 2019

 


 

‘Family Focus’ intervention – eLearning course

The Family Focus intervention provides training in a strength-based, preventive intervention for families where a parent has depression or anxiety. The method aims to prevent the emergence of adverse outcomes in children of parents with depression, anxiety and related disorders.

The intervention is based on the 'Family Talk' intervention by Professor William Beardslee and colleagues, conducted in the USA. A long-term randomised trial demonstrated that this intervention diminished adolescent internalising symptoms, increased positive family interactions and increased rates of recognition and treatment in children who did eventually experience depression.

The eLearning course will guide you through the Family Focus sessions and equip you to be able to deliver these sessions, with supervision, to families where a parent experiences depression and/or anxiety. The resource provides a context and framework for promoting dialogue with the parents and family, outlines what happens in a session via video demonstrations, and addresses issues that may arise in a session. There are workbooks for each session available for download in the modules.

The Family Focus eLearning resource has utilised recent evidence, research and experience through ongoing consultation with a wide range of professionals, researchers, policy makers and people with a lived experience of mental illness and their carers within Australia and overseas.

Website: http://elearning.copmi.net.au/masterBlock/login

Contact: 08 8367 0888 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earn: 12 (2 CPD points per module)
Endorsed: 29th March 2016 - 29th March 2019

 


 

Understanding and supporting people affected by forced adoption: training for health professionals

New training for health professionals, including mental health nurses, has recently launched and aims to help professionals support people affected by forced adoption.

In Australia, between the 1940’s and the 1980’s, an estimated 250,000 government-sanctioned adoptions occurred, where newborn babies were forcibly removed from their mothers.

The impacts of these forced adoptions on affected people have been significant and include grief, trauma, anxiety, depression and problems with self-identity and relationships. These impacts are often life-long.

In 2013, the Australian Government apologised for the policies, practices, and resulting impacts on individuals affected by forced adoption. As part of their efforts to redress these actions, the Australian Government has funded the Australian Psychological Society to develop an online training program for health professionals to support people affected by forced adoption.

The training has been developed with expert input from each of the major health professions and targets health professionals, including mental health nurses.

This training has been endorsed by ACMHN, and CPE points can be claimed for the completion of this course.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.psychology.org.au/forced-adoption

Contact: 1800 333 497 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Earn: 8 CPD points
Endorsed: 10 March 2016 - 10 March 2019

 


 

Perinatal Mental Health Course Online: An Introduction
(The University of Sydney)

Join this self-paced interactive online course to acquire the knowledge and confidence needed to provide mothers and fathers with mental health services during their perinatal period.

This introductory training course in perinatal mental health is suitable for anyone who works with women with mental health problems, and is ideal for:
• Health professionals and graduates who are entering the field of perinatal mental health,
• Perinatal mental health workers who feel stuck and want to take their practice to the next level, and
• Experienced perinatal mental health clinicians who want to revisit the basics as well as learn some distinctions from Australia’s leading experts in perinatal mental health research and practice. Drawing from the extensive clinical experience and research of the NSW State-wide Outreach Perinatal Service – mental health (SwOPS-mh) led by internationally renowned perinatal mental health expert Professor Philip Boyce, this online course will give you a flexible multimedia-based learning experience, and teach you the most important principles in perinatal mental health, covering a wide range of clinical and psychosocial issues from preconception, to pregnancy, and through to the postpartum stage.

This course accepts enrolments throughout the year and does not have any prerequisite requirements.

Find more information or enrol online at http://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/pmhc

Contact number: 02 8999 9608

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Earn: 6 CPD points
Endorsed: 2 October 2014 to 1 October 2017

 



Keeping families and children in mind

The 'Keeping Families and Children in Mind' eLearning course supports users to develop a family-sensitive approach when working with families where a parent has a mental illness.

The introductory course features six interactive learning modules that encourage learners to reflect on and evaluate their current practice and to develop strategies to support children, parents, carers and families living in these environments.

For more information visit: http://www.copmi.net.au/kfc-course

Endorsed: 16 September 2014 - 16 September 2017
Earn: 8 CPD points

 


 

Centre for Eating and Dieting Disorders (CEDD) Eating Disorders Online Learning program

The Online Learning Program provides training to mental health professionals in the nature, identification and assessment of the eating disorders Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, OSFED, and Binge Eating Disorder. The program combines text-based learning, videos, interactive activities, and quizzes.

The program consists of 5 modules: Understanding Eating Disorders, Assessment of Eating Disorders, Preparation for Treatment, Treatment Approaches, and Management. The 5 modules contain a Core curriculum of 3.5 hours, required to pass the reinforcing activity/quiz. A further ‘In Practice’ section with additional clinical tools, and a ‘Resources’ section with key readings and resources are available for the participant’s use but are not compulsory for completion of the program.

1. Understanding Eating Disorders – background, epidemiology, diagnostic issues, prevention, screening & early intervention, stigma & stereotypes.

2. Assessment – history taking & diagnostics, medical assessment, mental health assessment & nutritional assessment.

3. Preparation for Treatment - treatment aims & principals including planning & goal setting; a team approach; selecting options for care; professional, legal & ethical issues including transference issues, supervision etc.

4. Treatment approaches – self-help, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Family Therapy & other therapies which includes Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Pharmacology & other therapies.

5. Management – working with children & adolescents, inpatient treatment, day-patient & outpatient treatment.

Website: http://moodle.cedd.org.au/login/index.php
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Endorsed: 11 January 2016 - 11 January 2019
Earn: 17.5 CPD points

 


 

Online Mental Health Training- Psych Interview

Psych Interview is a comprehensive online solution to enhance real life clinical skills through videos and notes developed from the collective knowledge of clinical psychiatrists. You get access to over 30 videos with relevant downloadable checklist slides for future revision. The videos impart interviewing techniques and buzzwords, showing you how to tackle each clinical scenario in a structured manner. Completing Psych Interview earns 6 ACMHN continuing professional education points.

Contact: +61 0450778211
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             www.psychinterview.com

Endorsed: 22 September 2015 to 22 September 2018
Earn: 6 CPD points

 


 

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing prepares individuals in any helping role to support and initiate behaviour change in others. The course is suitable for clinicians and those who work with people who struggle with behaviour change, particularly in the area of health related issues such as weight management, medication adherence, alcohol and other drug use, exercise etc.
This course is particularly popular with Mental Health Nurses who report increased confidence and use of the MI skills in their work place, after attending the training course.

This workshop will assist participants to:

• Understand the Spirit and Fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing
• Understand behaviour change
• Assess readiness to change behaviour
• Explore ambivalence and develop discrepancy in relation to behaviour change
• Recognize when someone is ready for change
• Respond to resistance in terms of behaviour change

The training provides a balance of theory and practical experiential learning in a safe and supported learning environment. All participants are provided with a work book. This work book contains all the information provided over the course of the day as well the space for participants to complete activities and to reflect on their own learning.

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                www.veriti.com.au

Endorsed: 14 November 2015 to 14 November 2018
Earn: 7 CPD points

 


 

HLT61107 Advanced Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled/Division 2 Nursing)

This distance learning, nationally recognised qualification is offered with a specialist mental health pathway over a period of 12 months. Enrolled Nurses learn contemporary, evidenced based theoretical and practical skills at an advanced level and in line with Australian Government initiatives to develop our mental health workforce.

The qualification contains seven units of competency which train enrolled nurses in:

• Advanced assessment and care coordination
• Assessing and responding to suicide risk
• Recovery for people and carers
• Research in a contemporary health environment
• Developing and running groups
• Interventions for alcohol and other drugs issues

The Advanced Diploma is delivered and assessed through innovative on-line learning strategies using:

• Podcasts
• Interactive on-line lectures
• Skype
• Multimedia
• On-line learning portals

This qualification is open to eligible enrolled nurses anywhere in Australia.

Please contact Jacky Woods, Advanced Diploma Coordinator for further information and application details at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Coast Institute: http://www.wcit.wa.edu.au/home

Endorsed: 28 Aug 2015 - 28 Aug 2018
Earn: 33 CPD points

 



Legal & Ethical Aspects to Suicide Risk Assessment and Management

A one day workshop for practitioners working with suicidal clients, exploring best practice suicide risk assessment, with a focus on understanding your legal and ethical obligations in the assessment and management process. In addition, consideration will be provided with respect to appropriate case note documentation and some of the concerns highlighted by Coronial Inquests regarding practitioner's actions prior to the death of a client.

  • Fundamentals of appropriate language use, statistics on suicide, current trends in practitioners working with suicidality
  • Understanding informed consent, capacity to consent and limits of confidentiality
  • Examine and apply best practice suicide risk assessment protocol
  • Legal obligations in detecting and responding to suicidal clients
  • Examination of practitioner ethical responsibilities in responding to suicidality, including how to make ethically sound decisions under pressure using case examples
  • Legally and ethically appropriate case note documentation
  • Brief consideration of subpoenas
  • Discussion and consideration for how to ethically respond to families bereaved by a client who has died by suicide; developing a sensitive response plan.

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.suicideriskassessment.com.au 

Endorsed: 23 June 2015 - 23 June 2018
Earn: 7 CPD points

 


 

Suicide Risk and Substance Use 
A one day workshop for practitioners working with clients impacted by their substance use or addiction with specific focus on their increased risk for suicide. In this workshop we explore;

  • Definitions, suicide and AOD statistics, trends and current data
  • Neuropsychological and neurochemical actions for substances and how they relate to suicide for;
    • Alcohol
    • Stimulants including meth/amphetamine
    • Opioids
    • Benzodiazepines
    • Cannabinoids
    • Nicotine
  • Including mechanisms increasing suicide risk;
    • Impulsivity, hopelessness, aggression and poly-substance abuse
    • Critical suicide risk points in relation to intoxication, withdrawal and treatment/interventions in substance use trajectory
    • Recognising the opportunity for critical interventions posed by a suicidal crisis
    • The role of concealment in suicide risk
  • Synergistic risk factors for suicide in substance use; what symptoms profiles are at greatest risk?
  • Foundations of suicide risk assessment as part of a thorough clinical assessment, including;
    • Interview and assessment strategies
    • Determining intent
    • Differentiating between chronic and acute risk factors
  • Maximising your therapeutic contact, working to prevent suicide

Our workshops are unique in that we invite you to provide your own case examples for consideration at the point of registration, whereby the workshop is directly relevant to your client group or experience.

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.suicideriskassessment.com.au 

Endorsed: 18 June 2015 - 18 June 2018
Earn: 7 CPD points

 


 

Women and Suicide 
This one day workshop is specifically designed for practitioners working with women, in recognition of the multiple roles and responsibilities they hold and how external pressures and internal states of distress can escalate to response styles, including suicidal and non-suicidal self injuring behaviours. This workshop discusses best practice approaches to working with suicidality, focusing on utilising a multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Fundamentals of appropriate language use, statistics on women and suicide, non-suicidal self injury and current trends
  • Definitional and language related considerations for non-suicidal self injury, non-lethal suicidal behaviour and death by suicide
  • Risk, protective and moderating factors in suicidal behaviours, beyond rudimentary identification of warning signs
  • Specific vulnerabilities for women that increase their risk for suicidal behaviours including risks for;
    • Women at various points across the life span
    • Women using alcohol and/or other substances
    • Women with intellectual disabilities
    • Women in forensic settings
    • The role of trauma and abuse in the onset of persistent behavioural responses and personality development
  • Reflection on case examples and application of learning
  • Effective, best practice suicide risk assessment and management from a multidisciplinary perspective

Our workshops are unique in that we invite you to provide your own case examples for consideration at the point of registration, whereby the workshop is directly relevant to your client group or experience

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
www.suicideriskassessment.com.au 

Endorsed: 18 June 2015 - 18 June 2018
Earn: 7 CPD points

 


 

Trauma Education presented by Dr Leah Giarratano (clinical psychologist)
Two trauma-focused workshops intended for all mental health professionals. Attracts 14 CPD hours and endorsed by the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, Australian Association of Social Workers and Australian Counselling Association

Clinical skills for treating posttraumatic stress disorder (Treating PTSD)
This two-day (8:30am-4:30pm) program presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating traumatised clients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The techniques are cognitive behavioural, evidence-based, and will be immediately useful and effective for your clinical practice. The emphasis is upon imparting practical skills and up-to-date research in this area.
Annual Offerings held in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Clinical skills for Treating Complex Trauma (Treating Complex Trauma)
This two-day (8:30am-4:30pm) program focuses upon treatment for adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. Participants must have completed the 'Treating PTSD' program. The workshop completes Leah's four-day training for professionals working with traumatised clients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The program incorporates practical techniques from ACT, CBT, DBT, EFT, Metacognitive Therapy and Schema Therapy.
Annual Offerings held in Auckland, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Program fee for each activity:
Super Early Bird $600 when you register 6 months prior
Early Bird $690 when you register 3 months prior
Normal Fee: $780 when you register less than 3 months prior
For further details and to register, please visit www.talominbooks.com

Earn: 14 CPD points
Endorsed: 11 November 2014 – 11 November 2017

 


 

2 Day Intensive Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Training for Mental Health Nurses to Assist in Managing Patients with Borderline Personality Disorders
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) was developed by Prof. Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.,at the University of Washington in the late 1970's. She added acceptance, dialectics and validation strategies to cognitive-behavioural treatment for patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) who often presented with chronic patterns of suicidal or other severe dysfunctional behaviours and named the therapy Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

It is not unusual for individuals diagnosed with BPD to also struggle with other problems -- depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, eating disorders, or alcohol and drug problems. It's important to note that DBT is an "empirically-supported treatment." for BPD sufferers. DBT skills are extremely useful for people in assisting in the management of impulsive behaviours, mood changes, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, depression and urges to use substances, food, gambling etc. to avoid or get rid of uncomfortable or intense emotions. DBT gives patients concrete skills and strategies to manage disruptive emotional experiences. 

This 2 day Intensive "Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Training" for patients who suffer the symptoms of emotional dysregulation. This training includes the latest research and latest information in DBT 2015 training manuals including DBT for Adolescents.

Contact phone: 0417 084 847
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Website: www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au 

Earn: 14 CPE points
Endorsed: 4 November 2014 to 4 November 2017

 


  

Clinical Supervision Training for all Professionals
Tania Yegdich and Paul Bailey offer training and education in preparation to work as a confident and competent clinical supervisor, in any profession. We base our workshops on best-practice principles of facilitation and evidence-based practice of generic clinical supervision. We include Hawkins and Shohet's Seven-Eyed principles of CS, Kadushin's and Proctor's three components or functions, and Bordin's supervisory alliance. We present these as generic models of good-enough CS from a multidisciplinary perspective.

During the workshops, we invite you to actively participate in a segment of your own CS within a safe trusting environment, which we create as part of our overall training experience and one that reflects the supervisory experience. You will not be pushed into any event for which you do not feel prepared, and we do offer you experiences in the roles of clinical supervisor, clinical supervisee and active observer of the clinical supervision process. We invite you to draw on you're here-and-now clinical work, rather than role-play.

Our workshops address the normative, formative and restorative skill domains, and we further explore issues surrounding the supervisory alliance, ethics, cultural differences, parallel process, transference and countertransference in CS.

Both of us have come from a psychotherapy background, and have received and provided clinical supervision for much of our working lives. We have provided clinical supervision training together for some years, complementing each other's skills, and enjoy working with each other. We are also founding members of the Australian Clinical Supervision Association. Whatever your learning needs, we can cater individually for you or your group. We offer one-day, two-day or three-day workshops annually, as well as a 10-day sequential course over two years.

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Earn 1 CPD point per hour of activity, maximum 7 points per day
Endorsed: 24 December 2014 - 24 December 2017

 


 

Clinical Supervision for Role Development Training'Clinical Supervision for Role Development Training' is an 8 day basic training that equips potential supervisors of reflective Clinical Supervision with a variety of techniques and approaches to conduct quality individual and group Clinical Supervision sessions. The training is interactive, practical and well paced, and is endorsed by the Australian College of Nursing, the Australian College of Mental Health Nursing, and 'Midplus Australia' (Australian College of Midwives).

The training equips clinical supervisors with a variety of techniques/skills that can be used in clinical supervision practice. These include learning and mastering of: role theory, role analysis, concretization techniques, action learning techniques and role training. Over 200 workshops have been provided since 2002. The training is evaluated highly by participants and comments reflect the usefulness of the techniques and skills for utilising in their day-to-day role in addition to that of supervisor/supervisee.

Reflective Clinical Supervision is distinct from other types of supervision at 'point of care' (e.g. clinical teaching) or facilitated professional development (e.g. coaching and mentoring). For many professions Clinical Supervision is now a mandatory condition of registration and ongoing practice, and is increasingly part of health policy and position descriptions.

Further information about the training can be found at www.clinicalsupervisionconsultancy.com.au

Earn: 1 Point per hour - maximum 64 CPE points
Endorsed: 23 December 2014 - 23 December 2017

 


 

2nd Mental Health Conference Ghana

The 2nd Mental Health and Well-Being Conference will take place in Ghana from 10th October to 15th October 2015.

The conference will consist of one full day of keynote and plenary sessions followed by three days of skills development workshops and concluding, on the fifth day, with a visit to a rural area of Ghana for a public awareness campaign / community forum (Durbar).

Some of the key speakers and presenters are:

  • Dr Akwasi Osei, CEO Mental Health Authority of Ghana
  • Dr Victor Doku, Consultant Psychiatrist London, United Kingdom and President of Mental Health Educators in the Diaspora
  • Dr Aishatu Yushau Armiyau, Consultant Psychiatrist, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • Associate Professor Christopher Kewley, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia

Information: http://www.mhfgh.org/mental-health-conference-ghana/

Endorsed: 10 Oct 2015 - 15 Oct 2018
Earn: 12 CPD points