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Integrating Digital Tools into Mental Health Practice

Event Details
Date: 31 May 2022
Time: 11.00am-12.30pm AEST
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1.5 hours
CPD Category: 2 - Skills and Knowledge
Cost:

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Organiser: AASW
Contact

AASW CPD Team

cpd@aasw.asn.au

(03) 9320 1000

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Do you want to harness the flexibility of digital mental health treatments to implement a more accessible, inclusive and available model when working with clients? Have you considered adding iCBT to your skillset?

Social work is underpinned by key principles of social justice, with equity, human rights, accessibility and empowerment driving the profession. Supporting people to find accessible, affordable, and flexible mental health support can be challenging, particularly given the current pandemic conditions.

Digital mental health interventions can provide evidence-based, high-quality support to many individuals, by reducing the barriers to care that many are often faced with. Online mental health interventions can extend access to individuals living in rural and remote locations, is accessible through low or no-cost avenues, and can be used flexibly by the consumer to suit their own needs.

This webinar will draw on evidence-informed practice and consider research findings that support the efficacy of online Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (iCBT). With specific reference to iCBT treatment programs developed by THIS WAY UP, participants will build upon their clinical knowledge, confidence and understanding of how to support clients through iCBT interventions. This session will also explore how THIS WAY UP’s iCBT interventions can enhance treatment & practitioner self-care to allow clinicians to focus on more complex issues during in-person or telehealth consults, and assist in generalising core CBT skills outside of the therapy room.

Who should attend? Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals who would like to learn more about using digital mental health treatments to support clients.

1.5 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credentials: Mental Health (FPS); Clinical

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits to clients, consumers and clinicians in the flexibility of digital CBT programs.
  • Strengthen their knowledge regarding current research examining the uptake and effectiveness of online CBT programs.
  • Support clients and consumers through an online CBT course, as either a standalone or adjunctive intervention.

Presenter

Jay Court

Jay Court is the Digital Mental Health Engagement Lead for THIS WAY UP at the Clinic Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), St Vincent’s Hospital. Jay has dual backgrounds in mental health nursing and communications. Her interests include health equity, science communication, innovative behavioural science, and interdisciplinary approaches to stakeholder engagement. Jay has extensive experience in upskilling clinicals in the use of digital mental health platforms and online CBT, presenting on a regular basis to public health teams across the country.

Katie Dobinson

Katie Dobinson is a Clinical Psychologist based at THIS WAY UP at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), St Vincent’s Hospital. Katie delivers evidence-based mental health support on a regular basis in both face-to-face and telehealth formats, as well as supporting many individuals through online CBT programs. Katie has extensive experience providing education to health professional regarding the integration of digital mental health services into routine care, through regular in-service presentations as well as providing clinician-to-clinician support within her role at THIS WAY UP.

Location and date

Live online: a Zoom link will be emailed to you prior to the webinar
Tuesday 31 May 2022
11.00am-12.30pm AEST

A recording of the webinar will be sent to registrants via email after the event and available to watch for 2 weeks.

Cost

Members: $90.00 (including GST)
New graduates, retired and student members: $45.00 (including GST)
Non-members: $120.00 (including GST)
Non-member students: $90.00 (including GST)

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*Please note: registrations close 31 May 2022 at 10.00am AEST

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