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Engaging children and parents affected by child sexual abuse

Learning Outcomes

·         Outline the prevalence of child sexual abuse in Australia and those children who are most at risk

·         Describe practical strategies to support children affected by sexual abuse to disclose and responses from health professionals that can support recovery

·         Identify effective engagement strategies with parents and family members which focus on consistent and supportive messaging which helps the child affected by sexual abuse make sense of their experience and recover from negative              effects

·         Outline ethical practices in reporting sexual abuse and how to refer to specialist agencies.

 

When:   Monday 29th June, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)

Contact phone: 03 8662 6601
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au


Responding to the needs of people experiencing social anxiety disorder

This webinar will explore how mental health practitioners can respond to the needs of people experiencing social anxiety disorder.   

Through an exploration of social anxiety disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:  

•                    Identify associations, comorbidities and patterns of treatment-seeking behavior of people experiencing social anxiety disorder.  

•                    Describe tips and strategies that can assist someone experiencing social anxiety disorder.  

•                    Demonstrate the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when supporting a person experiencing social anxiety disorder.

When: Monday 20th July,  2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6628
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au,  Recording: www.mhpn.org.au/webinars


Tips and strategies in using technology for mental health consultations

Through a facilitated panel discussion at the completion of the webinar participants will have:

  • Improved awareness of the opportunities, challenges and risks in conducting mental health consultations by telephone and/or videoconferencing.
  • Practical tips and strategies which support good outcomes (for the practitioner and the client) for telephone and/or videoconferencing mental health consultations
  • Increased confidence in using telephone and/or videoconferencing to establish and/or maintain the therapeutic relationship with your client/s.


When: Monday 18th May, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au,  Recording: www.mhpn.org.au/webinars


Working with children and families during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Through an exploration of children experiencing worry and distress during the coronavirus outbreak the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: 

  • Outline appropriate language to use with children when explaining the coronavirus and their current and future environment
  • Discuss tips and strategies that can help a child feel safe and secure during the coronavirus outbreak.

When: Thursday 30th April,  2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/UpcomingWebinars 


Aboriginal children and the effects of intergenerational trauma

  • Describe the effects of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • Outline current research that underlines the importance of cultural competence in all Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal services so that Aboriginal children and their families receive the kind of support that they need
  • Discuss examples of organisational and individual practice that has built trust and collaboration within communities and led to positive outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families


When: Monday 4th May, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
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Website for event/course: Registration:  https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/18f8a7,  Recording: www.mhpn.org.au/webinars


Let’s Talk About Children

Let’s Talk About Children (Let’s Talk) is a brief, evidence-based method that trains professionals to have a structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness about parenting and their child’s needs.

It aims to make this conversation a routine part of the alliance between parents and professionals where they can explore the wellbeing and development of children and how their parent’s mental illness is understood by them.

It has been designed for professionals working in adult mental health settings, primary health care, non-government organisations, child mental health and child and youth services.

The course will take between five to ten hours to view (including watching videos and completing assessments).

Endorsement dates: From 12 March 2020 to 12 March 2023
CPD points: maximum 8
Phone: 08 8367 0888
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Website: https://emergingminds.com.au/online-course/lets-talk-children/


Supporting Trans and gender diverse children and their families

  • Choose practice that acknowledges what the child is experiencing is real and support parents in accepting and affirming their child’s choices and experiences
  • Select language which is not binary and doesn’t reinforce dominant stereotypes about gender
  • Discuss how to use a support plan with trans and gender diverse children and their families
  • Identify referral pathways and how to make an appropriately supportive referral when working with trans and gender diverse children and their families.

When: Thursday 23rd April , 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
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Website for event/course: Recording: www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

 


Safe for women? Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units

Women are not safe in mental health inpatient units.  Research has found that women staying in mental health inpatient units experience gender-based violence in many forms perpetrated by other patients, intimate partners and ex-partners, and staff.  The physical environment and some treatment processes can also contribute to women feeling unsafe during their inpatient stays. 

Drawing on findings from ANROWS research led by Dr Juliet Watson of RMIT University titled “Preventing gender-based violence in mental health inpatient units”, this panel of advocates, researchers and practitioners will discuss:

  • women’s experiences of gender-based violence in inpatient mental health units
  • how current practices are not keeping women safe
  • what changes can be made to improve mental health inpatient services.

There will also be a live Q&A.

This webinar is designed for:

  • policymakers and practitioners working in mental health services
  • practitioners who work with women who have accessed mental health inpatient units

Attending this webinar earns 1 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) continuing professional education (CPE) point.

When: Monday 23rd March, 2020 
CPD points: 1
Contact phone: 02 8374 4015
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Website for event/coursehttps://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/818126


Responding to the needs of a person presenting with suicidality

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

  • Define the concept of risk and known factors associated with increased risks of suicide
  • Identify the needs of a person experiencing suicidality, including assessment, risk formulation, safety planning and ongoing monitoring.
  • Identify the importance of appropriate referrals and collaboration with other professionals when working with a person experiencing suicidality.

When: Monday 23rd March, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT)
CPD points: 3
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/UpcomingWebinars


Working to support the mental health of children with an intellectual disability

This webinar will discuss the importance of engaging with children, parents and families about how they interpret children’s behaviour and how communication and collaboration can support children in the long term:


• Identify the risk and protective factors for children where they have an intellectual disability.
• Describe best practice of collaboration with families and children that achieve positive social and emotional wellbeing outcomes for children with intellectual disability.
• Describe tools and tips for assessing, recording and reporting the mental health concerns in children with intellectual disability.

Thursday 13th February , 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2023)

03 8662 6631
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Registration: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/37efc2

Recording: www.mhpn.org.au/webinars


Prolonged Exposure Therapy Training Program and Workshop with Dr Darryl Wade

Description

PE therapy is a highly effective trauma-focussed therapy for PTSD supported by decades of research.

This experiential training will equip you with effective PE therapy skills that you can immediately put into practice for lasting impacts on your clients’ lives.

Our 3 Day Training Program covers the essentials of PE therapy including trauma and PTSD, effective treatments for PTSD, emotional processing theory, PE therapy rationale and psychoeducation, PE therapy exposure-based learning and processing techniques, and addressing avoidance and other issues when using PE therapy. The program also covers more advanced topics including working with clients with developmental, prolonged or repeated trauma and Complex PTSD.

Our 2 Day Workshop is also available which covers the first two days of the full program and does not include more advanced topics.

Dr Darryl Wade PhD is an internationally recognised expert in posttraumatic mental health conditions. He is Australia’s only accredited PE trainer and consultant. Until recently, Dr Wade held the positions of Head of Practice Improvement and Innovation at Phoenix Australia National Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne.

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Endorsement date: 22 January 2020 - 31 December 2022
CPD points: 24 hours for 3 Day Training Program, 17 hours for 2 Day Workshop
Workshop/event dates:

  • Melbourne 6-8 May 2020
  • Brisbane 13-15 May 2020
  • Sydney 27-29 May 2020
  • Townsville 29-31 July 2020
  • Adelaide 5-7 August 2020
  • Melbourne 14- 16 October 2020
  • Sydney 19-21 October 2020
  • Perth 28-30 October 2020
  • Brisbane 4-6 November 2020

Contact phone: 03 9482 4015
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Website for event/course: www.darrylwade.com.au/training


Eating Disorders Inpatient Management Online Training Program

Description

This program was developed to support health practitioners increase their knowledge, develop their skills and improve their confidence in managing people with severe eating disorders who require admission to NSW public hospitals. There are three parts:

One: Essentials module covers basic knowledge common across eating disorder presentations
Two: Child and Adolescent
Three: Adults

Endorsement date: 22 January 2020 - 22 January 2023
CPD points: 9/ Level 2
Contact phone: 02 8627 5690
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Website for event/coursehttps://insideoutinstitute.org.au/resource-library/eating-disorders-inpatient-management


The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders

Description

‘The Essentials: Training Clinicians in Eating Disorders’ upskills health professionals in identifying, assessing and treating individuals with an eating disorder. The only Online program in Australia to meet the National Competency Framework for training - meets all basic training requirements for Medicare providers.

Endorsement date: 22 January 2020 - 22 January 2023
CPD points: 17.5/ Level 2
Contact phone: 02 8627 5690
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Website for event/course: https://insideoutinstitute.org.au/resource-library/the-essentials-training-clinicians-in-eating-disorders


Collaborating to recognise and address conduct disorder

Learning Outcomes
Through an exploration of conduct disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Describe the biological, genetic, environmental, psychological and social factors that contribute to conduct disorder.
  • Identify the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting children/adolescence experiencing conduct disorder.
  • Implement a referral pathway to support children/adolescents with conduct disorder.

Webinar date: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT)
CPD points: Level 1
Contact: Zakaria Shahruddin
Contact phone: 
(03) 8662 6611
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Suicide Prevention and Postvention: an interdisciplinary approach

Learning Outcomes
Through a facilitated panel discussion, about a two part vignette, at the completion of the webinar participants will be able to better:

  • Recognise and respond to mental health issues which may indicate risk factors for suicide 
  • Support bereaved patients, communities and/or themselves when responding to a death by suicide 
  • Implement tips and strategies to enhance communication and build capacity between practitioners who are treating people who may be at risk of suicide or who are responding to a death by suicide, and thereby improve patient outcomes.

Workshop / Event Date (if applicable)(recording online until 2022) 7.15pm Monday 28th October 2019
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


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Working to support children and families living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

The webinar will discuss the relationship between social, community and service factors and child wellbeing for families living with FASD. FASD will be explored from the perspectives of a pediatrician, a psychologist and a parent.

•Describe how fetal alcohol spectrum disorder affects children and families across the lifespan
•Describe best practice support and referral processes for children and families living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
•Identify the relationship between social, community and service factors for children and families living with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Endorsement Dates: Thurs 26/09 7:15-8:30pm
Workshop / Event Date: Thursday 26th September, 2019 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
CPD Points: 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au


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2019 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 15 hours of cutting-edge learning, presented by experts from all over the world, are accessible from the comfort of your couch?

The 2019 Mental Health Super Summit is an innovative online conference co-hosted by Mental Health Academy and Act for Kids. The Summit will be delivered via 15 live webinar sessions from Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th October and will continue as an on-demand event (i.e. you can watch recorded versions of the live sessions) until Sunday 27th October.

As a participant, you can choose how much you pay to attend – and learn directly from leading global experts in mental health.

To learn more & register, visit https://www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/summit

Endorsement Dates: 4-27 October
Workshop / Event Date (if applicable): 4-27 October
CPD Points: 15
Contact phone: 07 3112 2090
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Website for event/course: https://www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/summit


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Engaging children and mothers affected by family and domestic violence

Learning Outcomes
This webinar will focus on the how practitioners can use sensitive and non-shaming practice to meet the needs of children affected by family and domestic violence. Learning outcomes will include:
• Describe the impacts of family and domestic violence on mothers and their children
• Identify ways of engaging mothers that limit shame and stigma
• Describe the micro-skills of child-focussed practice when working with mothers and children affected by family and domestic violence

Endorsement Dates: From 18/7/2019 to 8/8/2019
Workshop / Event Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019
7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST)(recording online until 2022)
CPD Points: 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: https://login.redbackconferencing.com.au/landers/page/ea161d


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QC2: Engage, Assess, Respond to and Support Suicidal People (EARS)

The objective of this course is to develop clinical skills in engaging with a suicidal person, completing a comprehensive risk assessment and develop a collaborative safety plan and care plan.
The intended audience for this course is the mental health workforce including, mental health nurses, allied health professionals, psychiatrists and social workers.
The course is a blended format comprising of 1.5 hours eLearning followed by one full day face-to-face training. It is broadly divided into four modules:
1. Introduction to working with suicidal people
2. Engage with people who are suicidal, and their families
3. Assessing suicide risk
4. Responding to suicide risk using person-centred risk assessment, formulation driven intervention and ongoing support.
Endorsement Dates: From 14 June 2019 to 14 June 2022
Workshop / Event Date: This course is offered in response to demand. Please refer to our website for scheduled dates: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/

CPD Points: 8.5
Contact phone: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
Phone: (07) 3271 8837
Contact email: Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning
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Website for event/course: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/


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Family Assessments eLearning Course
Level 1 endorsement

In this eLearning course participants will learn how to conduct through systemic family assessments that help guide treatment planning and effective interventions for change. It will provide a solid understanding of how to engage whole family members in the process of assessment for change, and provide ideas how to work with individuals when asking questions about the influence of family considering diversity issues. It considers child, adolescent and adult mental health practice. A framework for the first family therapy assessment interview will be provided
This module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz.
The course is suitable for health and welfare professional who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Endorsement Dates: From 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2022
Workshop / Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
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Website for event/course:
https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer 
https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/index.cfm?display=743544 


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Structural Family Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Level 1 endorsement

This online module provides participants with a solid understanding of both Structural Family Therapy and Solution Focused Based Therapy (SFBT).
The aim of the first part of this module is to introduce participants to the basic ideas and practices of structural family therapy such as hierarchies and enmeshment and introduce techniques for working with families in a structural model.
The second part of the module is on SFBT where the focus of therapy moves from the problems to describing exceptions and strengths and what clients are achieving in their lives to bring about change. Key ideas and principles are explored including interventions such as questioning techniques; the miracle question and scaling question.
The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Endorsement Dates: From 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2022
Workshop / Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website for event/course:
https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer 
https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/index.cfm?display=743545 


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Bowen Family Systems Theory and Narrative Therapy
Level 1 endorsement

This online module provides participants with a solid understanding of both Bowen Family System and Narrative Therapy.
Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) is an intergenerational approach to family therapy that emphasises the importance of a therapist understanding his/her own background when working with families. This online module explores the 8 key concepts of BFST and provides participants with a thorough knowledge of how to apply BSFT with a client or a family. Bowen family systems theory analyses human behaviour viewing the family as an emotional unit and uses systems thinking to describe the complex interactions within the unit. It explores how a change in one person’s functioning predictably follows reciprocal changes in the functioning of others. The goal of this module is to enhance your systemic perspective of human relationships applying Bowen theory in clinical work.
Narrative Therapy is a respectful and non-blaming approach to therapy that centres people as experts in their lives. This online module focuses on ways of externalizing the problem, so it seen as a separate from the person. Participants will develop a thorough knowledge of how to apply this model therapy in practice. Narrative therapy has a special relevance and application for working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and populations where story-telling is central for defining personal identity. It has also been widely used with persons experiencing serious mental health issues like trauma, violence and abuse, self-harm, eating disorders and hearing voices in psychosis
The module consists of 6 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hours.

Endorsement Dates: From 26/06/2019 to 26/06/2022
Workshop / Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
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Website for event/course: https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer
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Disaster Mental Health Counselling Live Specialisation

The Disaster Mental Health Live Specialisation is a deep, interactive, training program led by international expert, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji (Professor and Director of the Xavier University of Louisiana’s Center for Traumatic Stress Research). As a participant, you will learn the history, theories, and interventions associated with disaster mental health counselling, with a special focus on working with culturally diverse individuals and other vulnerable client populations. You will cover topics such as characteristics and outcomes of natural and human-made disasters, traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue. The course concludes with the opportunity to apply your knowledge through a series of case studies illustrating the complex issues in disaster counselling service provision. In this practical component, you and other course participants will share case conceptualisations, treatment plans, and specialised interventions – and a framework to immediately apply your learning in the real-world.

Endorsement Dates: from 4/06/2019 to 4/06/2022
Workshop / Event Date: 13/07/19 – 25/08/19
CPD Points: 18
Contact phone: 07 3112 2090
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Website for event/course: https://www.mentalhealthacademy.com.au/live/disasters/public


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Milan Systemic Therapy eLearning Course

This online module describes the Milan approach to systemic family therapy including key ideas and practices like hypothesizing, circularity and neutrality and introduces systemic family interviewing skills and circular questioning.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz. The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 hours.

Endorsement Dates: from 13 /05/2019 to 13/05/2022
Workshop/Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website for event/course:
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer 
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/index.cfm?display=745181 


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Using Genograms in Family Therapy eLearning Course
This online module will provide participants with a thorough understanding of how to use genograms therapeutically helping the client and their family tell their story and clarify patterns, rituals beliefs and values that shape family functioning. Genograms provide an invaluable opportunity to map out the family history, patterns of behaviour, beliefs and values and can be used as a tool for engagement, assessment and treatment.

The module consists of 5 self-paced sections and includes video demonstration, practical examples, reflective tasks, readings and a short quiz.
The course is suitable for health and welfare professionals who currently or intend to work with families. It is anticipated that the module will take 8-10 Hour

Endorsement Dates: from 13 /05/2019 to 13/05/2022
Workshop / Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
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Website for event/course:
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer 
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/index.cfm?display=743540 


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Contemporary Family Therapy Models

Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT), Functional Family Therapy (FFT), Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and The Open Dialogue Approach
This module covers four models of therapy providing an overview and the core concepts of how to apply the different approaches when working with clients.
Part 1: ABFT reviews of the work of empirically informed family therapy model that is manualised emotion-focused therapy that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures and rebuild secure-based parent-child relationship.
Part 2: FFT module provides an overview of this short-term intervention (12-15 sessions) that combines systemic therapy and cognitive –behavioural therapy. The five distinct phases of engagement, motivation, relational assessment, behaviour change, and generalization are described with examples of its application given.
Part 3: MST module provides the framework for this problem- focused intervention that incorporates structural family therapy, behavioural parent training and CBT.
Part 4: Open Dialogue approach. This module provides an overview of how to apply this model in practice which involves a consistent family/social network approach to care carried out through meetings involving the patient together with his or her family members and extended social network.

Endorsement Dates: from 13 /05/2019 to 13/05/2022
Workshop / Event Date: N/A Online course
CPD Points: 10
Contact phone: 0478548594
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website for event/course:
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/on-offer 
www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/index.cfm?display=840827 


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Working together to prevent heart disease for people living with psychiatric illness

Learning Outcomes

Through a facilitated panel discussion at the completion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • describe the complex bidirectional relationship between heart disease and mental health as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of heart disease in persons with psychiatric illness
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting people experiencing heart disease related to mental health issues
  • better target referrals for people experiencing mental health issues who are at risk of heart disease as a result of an improved understanding of the role of different disciplines

Endorsement Dates: 28/05/2019 to 25/6/2019
Workshop / Event Date: Tuesday 25th June 2019 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2022)
CPD Points: 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6607
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Website for event/course: https://www.mhpn.org.au/UpcomingWebinars/123


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Disenfranchised Grief: Exploring the impact of infertility on mental health

Learning outcomes
Through a facilitated panel discussion, about Erin, at the completion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • describe the complex relationship between grief and loss, mental health and infertility as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of mental illness in persons experiencing grief and loss by way of infertility
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting people experiencing mental health issues related to infertility 
  • better target referrals for people experiencing mental health issues related to infertility as a result of an improved understanding of the role of different disciplines

Workshop/Event Date: (recording online until 2022) 7.15pm Wednesday 5 June 2019
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au 


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Grief, Loss, Older People and Mental Health: An inter-disciplinary response

Through a facilitated panel discussion, about Carmen, at the completion of the webinar participants will be able to:

  • describe the complex relationship between grief and loss, mental health and aging as well as the risk factors for and warning signs of mental illness in older persons experiencing grief and loss
  • describe the challenges, merits and opportunities in evidence-based approaches deemed most effective in treating and supporting older people with mental health issues
  • better target referrals for older people with mental health issues as a result of improved understanding of the role of different disciplines

Workshop/Event Date: recording online until 2022) 7pm Wednesday 22 May 2019
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
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Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au  


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QC28: Youth Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People (YEARS)

The objective of this course is to develop clinical skills in engaging with a suicidal young person, complete a comprehensive risk assessment, develop a collaborative safety plan and care plan.

The intended audience for this course is the mental health workforce, including mental health nurses, allied health professionals,psychiatrists and social workers.

This course is designed to extend on theoretical knowledge by providing participants the opportunity to practice skills experientially.

Course content includes:

  • Exploring challenges associated with engaging with suicidal young people.
  • Theoretical models to explain suicidal behaviour are explored.
  • Strategies for assessing suicidality, with the focus on practicing skills associated with the Chronological Assessment of Suicide
  • Events (CASE) approach (Shea, 2009).
  • The use of prevention-oriented risk formulation.
  • Writing formulations based on case studies
  • Review of brief crisis interventions/safety plans for suicidality.
  • Simulation exercise of a multidisciplinary team meeting where small groups can present their formulation, and crisis intervention plan for a case study of a young person experiencing suicidality. This provides an opportunity to draw together the skills learned across the course.

Endorsement Dates: From: 1 May 2019 To: 1 May 2022
Workshop / Event Date: On demand. Please refer to the online training calendar which shows dates and locations where this course is being delivered. https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/calendar/view.php
CPD Points: Nine (9)
Contact phone: (07) 3271 8837
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Website for event/course: https://www.qcmhl.qld.edu.au/index.html 


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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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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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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 


 

 

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 


 

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: 31/1/2018 To: 31/1/2021
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: 8/1/2018 To: 8/1/2021
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 

 


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