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Mental illness, terrorism and grievance-fuelled violence: Understanding the nexus

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the webinar, participants will be better equipped to:

  • understand the non-casual link between mental illness, extremist ideology and abnormal fixation.
  • identify fixated behaviour, radicalisation to violent extremism and potential for grievance-fuelled violence.
  • have an awareness of the referral pathways and take appropriate steps if they are concerned that a patient may be radicalising to violence or on a pathway to grievance-fuelled violence.

Workshop/Event Date: Monday 18 March, 2019 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT)(recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au  
Registration and Login: https://www.webcasts.com.au/mhpndha180319/ 


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Collaborating to recognise and address the mental health impacts of loneliness

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe the factors associated with loneliness
  • Distinguish between loneliness and depression by using appropriate language when assessing clients for loneliness
  • Identify physical barriers that may inhibit social interaction
  • Implement a referral pathway to support people experiencing loneliness

Endorsement Dates from: 14/3/19 to 4/4/2019
Workshop/Event Date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: https://www.webcasts.com.au/mhpnEM250219/


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2019 Suicide Prevention Summit

Mental Health Academy & Lifeline Australia have partnered to deliver the 2019 Suicide Prevention Summit – a free online conference for all Australian mental health workers.

The objective of the Summit is to equip Australian mental health professionals with global best practice knowledge and skills in suicide prevention. We believe that by doing so, we can help reduce suicide rates, thereby saving valuable lives.

Here’s a snapshot of the event:

  • It’s totally free for all mental health workers to attend
  • Sessions available online – in real-time (12-14 April) & on-demand (15-28 April)
  • An impressive line-up of internationally-renowned, award-winning practitioners, researchers, authors and educators
  • Speakers from leading institutions in Australia, the United States, UK & Netherlands
  • A range of suicide prevention topics, including children/youth, indigenous, lived experience, technology, counselling, evidence-based approaches, and more.

The Summit will connect you with world-leading experts and equip you with best-practice knowledge and skills on suicide prevention.

To learn more and register (free), please visit: www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/suicideprevention 
Endorsement Dates from: 12 April to 28 April
Note: 12-14 April (Live), 15-28 April (On-Demand)
CPD Points: 15
Contact phone: 07 3112 2090
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Website for event/course: www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/suicideprevention 


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Supporting children’s mental health after trauma

Through an exploration of effective practice in engaging children and parents after trauma participants will:

  • Identify the impacts of trauma and adversity on the developing brain and how this might affect a child’s behaviour, social and cognitive functioning
  • Describe effective applications of preventative approaches that can reduce the likelihood of mental health and behavioural concerns developing in children at different stages of their lives
  • Identify individual family contexts of children and parents who present to services after trauma and ways to have helpful conversations, providing ways forward and hope.

Endorsement Dates from: 13/2/2019 to 25/2/2019
Workshop / Event Date: Monday 25th February 2019 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: https://www.webcasts.com.au/mhpnEM250219/


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Suicide ideation in primary school-aged children

  • Through an exploration of suicide ideation in primary school-aged children the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
    Identify factors that are likely to increase the risk of self-harm or suicidal thoughts in primary school-aged children
  • Implement a referral pathway that allows the development of a collaborative mental health plan for primary school-aged children who have suicidal ideation
  • Describe protective factors within families, schools and communities that can assist prevention of suicide ideation in primary school-aged children

Endorsement Dates from: 23/1/19 to 13/2/2019
Workshop / Event Date: Tuesday 12th February, 2019 , 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/RegisterForWebinar/119


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10120NAT Course in observing and documenting a mental state examination

The Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination is nationally accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority. It is designed to provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge necessary to perform the functions required by mental health professionals to observe and record a mental state examination.

The course consists of one unit of competency which covers the skills and knowledge required to accurately recognise and assess a person’s mental state as assessed during an interview, and to record this using appropriate terminology with clear and unambiguous language.
Clinical observations are made about a person’s mental health symptoms during a simulated face-to-face assessment and documented using a standardised approach, on Queensland Health forms or progress notes.

The training is interactive, practical and includes a competency-based assessment.

This course is intended to provide participants with a range of skills and knowledge to enable the assessment and documentation of a mental state examination.

Endorsement Dates from 6/12/18 to 6/12/2021
Workshop/Event Date: Sessions are on-demand. Please refer to the training calendar on our website at: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/
CPD Points: 7.5
Contact phone: (07) 3271 8837
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Website for event/course: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/

 


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QC29 Reasoning and Rehabilitation for Youths and Adults with Mental Health Problems (R&R2 MHP)

This three-day course is designed to allow participants to gain an understanding of the methodology for delivering R&R2 MHP to consumers and clients of their service. The course is highly interactive and intensive. Selected module sessions are modelled, allowing participants to gain experience by preparing and delivering modules to other group members.

  • This course is a structured, manualised, cognitive-behavioural therapy program which aims at implementing behavioural change and reducing recidivism.
  • The course is based on a revised cognitive-behavioural model and helps consumers develop: metacognition, emotional competence, fundamental interpersonal skills, active listening, relapse prevention, motivation and pro-social self-efficacy.
  • The course is designed for when working with youths and adults whose offending behaviour is associated with mental health problems or severe mental disorder.
  • The course consists of 16, 90-minute sessions which incorporate games, individual and group exercises, role-playing, brainstorming, audio-visual material and participant workbook.


The R&R2 MHP program is an accredited, licensed program developed by the Cognitive Centre of Canada. West Moreton Hospital and Health Service (WMHHS) owns the copyright for training and distribution in Australia. The WMHHS department assigned with delivering this course is the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre). The Learning Centre has accredited Instructors who can train clinicians to deliver the program to consumers.

Endorsement Dates: From 05/11/2018 to 05/11/2021
Workshop / Event Date (if applicable): This course is offered in response to demand. Please refer to the calendar on our website for scheduled dates; available at https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/
CPD Points: 21
Contact phone: 07 3271 8837
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Website for event/course: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/

 


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Psychological treatments for Trichotillomania

This webinar – via presentations and Q&A with an interdisciplinary panel – will explore the mental health issues surrounding trichotillomania, providing participants with the opportunity to:
• Describe the common symptoms and causes of trichotillomania
• Identify suitable medications and psychological therapies to reduce symptoms of trichotillomania
• Identify best practice for referrals and psychological care for people living with trichotillomania

Endorsement Dates from: 1/11/18 to 6/12/18
Workshop / Event Date: Thursday 6th December
Contact phone: 1800 209 031
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/RegisterForWebinar/111 

 


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QC31 Support Suicidal Young Person

QC31 Supporting a Suicidal Young Person course targets non-clinical workers; bridging the gap between clinical training and more general crisis
support or gatekeeper training.

This course is distinctly different from the QC28 Youth: Engage, Assess, Respond to and Support Suicidal People.

This one-day course is designed to provide participants with skills to identify young people at risk of suicide, and gain practical skills to ask directly about suicide. It is focused on principles of connections as a significant method of enabling safety for young person’s when they are experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviours.

The course builds from an understanding of suicidal behaviour, to identification, connection, asking directly, responding and exercising self-care (for the worker who may model self-care with the young person).

The following key topics are covered:
• identifying and engaging young people who are suicidal
• asking young people directly about suicide
• creating a safety plan with the young person
• referring young people to key professionals and supports
• self-care strategies for the worker.

Endorsement Dates from, 05 September 2018, to 05 September 2021
Workshop / Event Date: Course are run on-demand. Please refer to our regularly updated calendar at: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/

CPD Points: 6.5
Contact phone: (07) 3271 8837
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Website for event/course: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/

 


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Unravelling the myth: Somatic symptom disorder

Through an exploration of somatisation disorders the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
• Identify practical strategies to deal with a person presenting with medically unexplained symptoms
• Recognise the importance of working with families who are carers for someone with somatoform disorders
• Identify approaches to collaborate with other health professionals to avoid unnecessary investigations and iatrogenic harm

Workshop / Event Date: Tuesday 23rd October 2018, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT)(recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 

 


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Management of self-injury and suicidality

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

• outline non suicidal self-injury and suicidality in BPD
• analyse risk factors for suicide in BPD
• implement management strategies for non-suicidal self-injury and suicide risk.

Workshop/Event Date: Wednesday 26th September, 2018 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 

 


Working With Families: Fundamentals of Systemic Family Therapy
Two-day workshop

This 2-day workshop covers the core concepts and techniques of family therapy practice, providing an overview of the influence of major schools of thought on contemporary practice. The emphasis will be on applying theory as systemic practice through teaching, demonstration, video, role play, case illustrations, group discussion and small group practice.

Endorsement Dates: 10 July 2018 to 10 July 2019
Workshop / Event Date: 20th -21st September 2018
CPD Points: 14 CPD points
Contact phone: 04 7858594
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Website for event/course: https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/book-a-course


Managing emotions ‘ME’ Online 10 Session Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Informed Skills Training Program for Health Care Professionals - Nurses

‘ME’ Managing Emotions program is offered as PD for Nurses. It is a 10 Session Online Course comprising some of the most strategic skills of the four modules of DBT, Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Emotional Regulation. The course outlines the structure of DBT, the DBT styles of dialectics and validation and how to work with these DBT in mind. The training also teaches participants how to conduct DBT Skills in Groups and as Individual Therapists. Role plays of how to complete diary cards and chain analysis are also included. This course can be accessed anytime anywhere via www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au . A 57 page PDF Manual is available online to assist as a work book alongside the videos of the 10 sessions. As Megan is a Registered Art Therapist she also offers the option to add creativity to the teaching of the DBT Skills. This course is suitable for any patients or clients who suffer symptoms of emotional dysregulation. It has been Megan’s passion for many years to help patients and clients access DBT more easily and therefore she offers this training to Health Care Professionals so that DBT can be used more widely in a variety of settings. 

Endorsement Dates: From 12/06/18 To: 12/06/2021
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0417084846
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Website for event/course: www.expressivetherapyclinic.com.au 


Borderline personality disorder in youth and early intervention

Through an exploration of borderline personality disorder, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:
1. Outline how to identify youth with borderline personality disorder
2. Identify age appropriate therapeutic interventions and treatment principles for youth
3. Outline how to work appropriately with the young person and their family

Workshop / Event Date: Monday 23rd July, 2018 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST)(recording online until 2022)
CPD Points: Level 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


Identifying Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Psychological Assessments for People Seeking Cosmetic Surgery

Through an exploration of psychological assessments for cosmetic surgery the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate when a client is required to have a psychological assessment prior to cosmetic surgery
  • Identify the importance of collaboration when assessing a client for cosmetic surgery
  • Analyse when it is appropriate to refer a client seeking cosmetic surgery when there is an indication of an underlying psychological problem

Workshop / Event Date: 27 June 2018, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2022)
CPD Point: Level 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au  


Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision E-learning Course

This e-learning course consists of 7 self-paced modules including videos, reflective learning tasks, practical examples and demonstrations. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to provide clinical supervision. The course aims to increase confidence and skills in setting up and the delivery and evaluation of supervision considering wider systems issues, the client and agency.

Learning Outcomes

By the completing this course you will:

  • Have a sound knowledge of the role of clinical supervision when working as a health or welfare professional
  • Recognise the importance of supervision and the benefits for those who receive clinical supervision but also the benefits to clients
  • Be aware of the different models of supervision
  • Be introduced to the role of the initial supervisor meeting and defining the purpose of supervision with the supervisee.
  • Recognise the importance of a safe and supportive relationship that underpins a good supervisory experience
  • Have knowledge of contract setting in supervision and determining supervisee-learning needs
  • Be introduced to various techniques of best practice supervision as well as reflective practice
  • Understand the value of effective feedback and evaluation

Endorsement dates: 19 April 2018 to 19 April 2021

CPD Points: 35 

Contact phone number: 0478 548 594

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Website: https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/fundamentals-of-clinical-supervision 


Suicide Prevention and the Veteran Community

Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the webinar, participants will be better equipped to:

  • Better recognise the risk indicators, warning signs and protective factors for suicide in the veteran community.
  • Describe the supports and resources which are most effective in supporting families, partners and children impacted by suicide and/or attempted suicide.
  • Have increased confidence in supporting the families, partners and/or children of veterans who have experienced suicide and/or attempted suicide.

Date: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

CPD Point: Level 1

Contact name: Geoff Ward

Contact phone: 02 8662 6617

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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au

 


Telehealth: How to make it work

Through an exploration of telehealth for rural and remote patients, the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Recognise client suitability for telehealth services
  • Identify risks associated with telehealth services
  • Outline procedures such as contingency plans, privacy, informed consent, staff training and record keeping for the telehealth setting

Workshop / Event Date (if applicable): Monday 18 June, 2018 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2022)

Contact phone: 03 8662 6607

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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


Recognising and managing oppositional defiant disorder

Through an exploration of oppositional defiant disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Identify strategies to engage specialist services and improving referrals when treating a child who has oppositional defiant disorder
  • Increase skills and understanding of diagnosing and managing children with oppositional defiant disorder and improve awareness of evidence based interventions
  • Identifying opportunities of including families in the therapy of children with oppositional defiant disorder

Workshop / Event Date: Thursday 30th April, 2018 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST)(recording online until 2022)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


Evidence based treatments for people living with Borderline Personality Disorder

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

  • Identify the evidence-based treatments for BPD
  • Outline the limitation and lack of available services to access evidence-based treatments
  • Identify the core principles of an example of an evidence-based treatment for BPD eg: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

Workshop / Event Date: 19 April, 2018 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT)(recording online until 2022)
CPD Points: 2 CPD Points                                   
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au    


Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano

This two-day (8:30am-4:30pm) program focuses upon phase-based treatment for adult survivors of child abuse and neglect. This workshop completes Leah’s four-day trauma-focused training. The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. The program incorporates practical, current experiential techniques showing promising results with this population; techniques are drawn from Emotion focused therapy for trauma, Metacognitive therapy, Schema therapy, Attachment pathology treatment, Acceptance and commitment therapy, Cognitive behaviour therapy, and Dialectical behaviour therapy.

Please note: In order to attend Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano, participants must have first completed ‘Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano in the past six years.

Endorsement Dates from: 31/1/18 To: 31/1/21
Workshop / Event Date: Offered in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Wellington (see website for dates)
CPD Points: 14 CPE, Level 2
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Website for event/course: www.talominbooks.com 


Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano

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 immediately practical skills and up-to-date research in this area. In order to attend Treating Complex Trauma with Dr Leah Giarratano, participants must have first completed this ‘Treating PTSD’ program.

Endorsement Dates: From: 8/1/18 To: 8/1/21
Workshop / Event Date: Offered in Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland and Wellington (see website for dates)
CPD Points: 14 CPE, Level 2
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Website for event/course: www.talominbooks.com 


Clinical Hypnosis & CBT/FPS Training Course

Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT- FPS) courses held over 6 days in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2018. 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 2018.

Sydney in 30 April & 1,2,3,4,5 May  and 26,27,28,29,30 November & 1 December

Melbourne in 18,19,20,21,22,23 June and

Brisbane in 23,24,25,26,27,28 July,

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 9688 2300 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 and Melbourne in 2018. 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 Single Mental Health modules also available in 2018.

Sydney on 20,21,22,23,24,25 August  and Melbourne on 22,23,24,25,26,27 October  , 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

 


The Hearing Voices Approach

‘Hearing Voices’ is a term used to represent the experience of what is also called ‘auditory hallucinations’, or hearing things that other people cannot. ‘Hearing Voices’ can also be related to the experiences of seeing visions, sensing things and beliefs that others may find unusual.
Many people hear voices and find them helpful, sacred or just a normal part of life. Some people find voices confusing or frightening and seek help to cope. These people are commonly diagnosed with schizophrenia or another mental illness.

This course is the perfect starting place if you are new to the Hearing Voices Approach.

By the end of the 2 days, you will have a solid understanding of the Hearing Voices Approach and how to apply it in practical settings. These skills are transferable either for yourself, in your work as a mental health professional or in your family/home environment.

Dates: From 16 May 2017 to 16 May 2020

Workshop / Event Dates:

- 7th & 8th March 2018, Prahran VIC
- 10th & 11th April 2018, Horsham VIC
- 19th & 26th June 2018, Prahran VIC
- 6th & 7th September 2018, Prahran VIC
- 7th & 8th November 2018, Armadale VIC

CPD Points: Level 1, 11.0
Contact phone: (03) 9692 9500, ask to speak with someone from Voices Vic
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Website for event/course: https://voicesvic.eventbrite.com.au or www.prahranmission.org.au 


Psychiatry Research Reviews

Psychiatry Research Reviews are independent clinical updates covering recent research studies from global journals with commentary by Australian experts. There are 4 titles available Addiction Medicine, Depression, Schizophrenia and Psychiatry Research Reviews. They are a useful tool for keeping up to date with relevant research. They are endorsed by the ACMHN and contribute to CPD requirements.

Subscriptions cost nothing and are open to Australian health professionals online at www.researchreview.com.au

All Reviews are delivered by email as a PDF attachment.

From: 22/10/2017 to 22/10/2020
Contact phone: 1300 132 322
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Website: https://www.researchreview.com.au/au/Clinical-Area/Psychiatry.aspx    


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 


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/ 


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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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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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