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North Queensland

Date Event Location
On demand Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The mental state examination (MSE) is a core tool used by clinical mental health professionals to collect information about an individual’s mental state. Data is gathered from a face-to-face interview and criteria are used to describe a person’s mental state according to nine core components.

On Demand Mental Health Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

This two day workshop provides mental health staff with the core knowledge and skills required in undertaking mental health assessments of consumers.

On Demand Capacity Assessment
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Event

This training program is designed to enhance a mental health clinician’s understanding of the concept of capacity and explores the options for substitute decision making for individuals who lack capacity.

On Demand Supervising Supervisors
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This two (2) day training workshop provides a safe and challenging environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing clinical supervision to those who are themselves clinical supervisors.

On Demand Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

This one day workshop provides mental health practitioners with a six step risk assessment and management process which is applicable to most mental health services across Queensland.

The process provides an evidence-based approach to the assessment and management of consumer risks.

On Demand Introduction to Supervision
Endorsed CPD: 2 - Day Event

This one day workshop has been designed to orient mental health clinicians
and practitioners to the expectations and processes involved in receiving and delivering clinical supervision.

On Demand Suicide Risk Assessment and Management
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

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.

On Demand Supervisor
Enodrsed CPD: 2 - Day Workshop

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.

On Demand Provide a Brief Intervention
Endorsed CPD: 1 - Day Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to provide a framework for brief interventions - practical, timely and responsive therapeutic techniques that are focused upon an individual’s needs and goals within mental health settings.

On Demand Mental Health Educator
Endorsed CPD: 3 - Day Workshop

The Mental Health Educator Development 3 day forum provides participants with the knowledge and skills to further their development and professional competency as a trainer, facilitator or educator.

The program explores the development of education sessions for delivery to Queensland Health Mental Health staff. This includes determining learning needs and desired learning outcomes, as well as the principles of adult learning and how these can be addressed by a range of learning activities.

Online eLearning: Employment for people with a mental illness: Understanding the individual placement and support model
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (2) hour training program is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment within their service.

Online eLearning: Cognition and mental health - The impact on day-to-day functioning
Endorsed CPD: Online Training

This two (2) hour training program provides fundamental information for mental health staff about cognitive difficulties that consumers with a mental illness may experience and discusses strategies and therapies that could be used when working with individuals.

1st - 2nd Dec 2015 Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2015 National Conference
Endorsed CPD: Conference

The IAHA 2015 National Conference, Allied Health – Stepping into Action will be held 1 – 2 December 2015 at the Pullman Cairns International in Cairns, Queensland. The theme of this conference captures the diverse interdisciplinary action that occurs within the allied health sector, and how sustained holistic, strengths based approaches to health and wellbeing can achieve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality.

2 - 3 June 2016 Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano
Endorsed CPD: 2 day workshop

This two-day workshop presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating PTSD patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations

* FPS Relevant Activity *
6th - 7th Aug 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion Introduction 2-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 2-day Workshop

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program is an inspiring workshop. The aim is to learn the powerful practices of mindfulness and self-compassion from inside out: that is by learning to apply mindful self-compassion in our lives, we can better use it in our clinical work for more effective engagement and interventions.

6th - 9th Aug 2016 Mindful Self-Compassion 4-Day Workshop
Endorsed CPD: 4 - Day Workshop

Mindful Self-Compassion is an outstanding workshop. The program consist of didactic and experiential training exercises in mindfulness and self-compassion, to improve professional skills and personal lives.

Rapidly expanding research shows that mindfulness and self-compassion are strongly associated with emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety, pain and depression, better healthy habits such as diet and exercise, more satisfying personal relationships and enhanced self-care.
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