Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia

  • Duration

    6 Hours 

  • Program Outline
    Depression is a common condition frequently managed in primary care. Identifying and managing depression in a rural context presents a unique set of challenges for health professionals providing mental health care in their communities.Dealing with Depression in Rural Australia is a highly interactive, multidisciplinary program developed specifically to address the needs of clinicians delivering health care for people presenting with depression in a rural setting.Using a case-based problem solving format, the program outlines a practical framework for assessment and management planning readily applicable to primary care.

    This activity is funded by the Western NSW PHN for health professionals in the Western NSW region. 
  • Accreditation
    • 40 RACGP QI&CPD Category 1 Points• 30 ACCRM PRPD• Mental Health Skills Training (GPMHSC)• 6 Hours CPD (psychologists)
  • Prerequisites
    Completion of predisposing activity
  • Topics covered
    Topic 1: Assessment & DiagnosisTopic 2: Management
  • Learning Objectives
    • Differentiate between the differing sub-types of clinical depression• Recognise the contribution of biological, social and psychological factors to the current depressive episode• Assess and manage risk in the depressed patient• Select pharmacological treatment best suited to the individual patient• Develop a comprehensive mental health treatment plan derived from the formulation of the depressive episode
StateAddress Venue Start Date End Date Time Fee
NSW21 Robertson St Mudgee NSW 2850 Burrandulla Room, Mudgee Golf Club Saturday, 02 Nov 2019 Saturday, 02 Nov 2019 09 AM-05 PM FREE

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