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COVID-19 Alert

We are continuously monitoring the COVID-19 situation as per government recommendations and plan to deliver workshops where it is deemed appropriate to do so. The health and wellbeing of you, your community and our staff are our priority.

The workshops listed in the training calendar are currently planned to go ahead.

If you have any concerns please contact our education team at education@blackdog.org.au.

Attend your workshops to:

  • update your clinical knowledge
  • practice skills that are directly transferable into practice
  • learn from expert facilitators and peers
  • network with fellow health professionals
  • gain CPD points

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ABC of CBT: Skills for GPs

Psychological presentations are increasingly common in general practice. For many people, psychological care delivered by their regular general practitioner is both an acceptable and accessible starting point to seeking help for their emotional health. Our ABC of CBT provides GPs with a broad range of psychological skills readily applied in a general practice setting. Successful completion of the program also fulfills the criteria for FPS Skills Training accreditation allowing GPs to access Medicare item numbers for the delivery of focused psychological strategies. This program is delivered via the following modalities: • 2 x 6 hour workshops (2 weeks apart) • 8-hours of self directed learning between workshop days 1 and 2 • 1 x 2 hour coaching session (online) two weeks after day 2
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Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergence Service Workers

GPs often play a central role in the provision of healthcare to communities in the immediate, acute phase of emergency situations and, on an ongoing basis for the long-term recovery of individuals and their broader community. Emergency Service Workers are one of the high risk groups for trauma exposure.

This workshop has been designed to assist GPs and other health professionals to identify patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other comorbidities. Participants will also learn how to provide appropriate patient support such as psychological first aid and treatment pathways. 

In recognition of the challenges surrounding treating trauma affected patients and the fact that many health professionals live in the trauma affected communities, this workshop also focuses on self-care including the resources and strategies most suitable to support this.

This training aims to increase the skills and confidence of GP’s and allied health professionals to:

  • Understand the relationship between traumatic events and the development of mental health conditions
  • Identify evidence-based treatment and referral pathways for a patient impacted by trauma
  • Recommend evidence-based resources, including e-Mental Health, for family/kinship groups impacted by trauma 

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