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Black Dog Institute: Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on July 29, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on August 10, 2021 at 9:30 am

One event on August 19, 2021 at 3:00 pm

One event on August 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Program Outline:

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 and are more vulnerable to developing mental health problems. These mental health conditions have significant impact on their employment, family/relationships, and wellbeing.

This workshop has been designed with a focus on GPs, to diagnose patients with acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other comorbidities. Evidence based guidelines will be used as the foundation to appropriately diagnose and identify treatment pathways including recommended referrals, trauma focused psychological therapy and psychological first aid to help support their management of emergency service workers. The training may also be relevant to other health professionals.

This training aims to increase participants’ skills and confidence to:

1.   Understand the relationship between traumatic events and the development of mental health conditions

2.   Identify evidence-based treatment and referral pathways for a patient impacted by trauma

3.   Recommend evidence-based resources, including e-Mental Health, for family/kinship groups impacted by trauma 

Topics Covered:

1.      Understanding the context of Emergency Service Workers

2.      Diagnosing PTSD

3.      Your role

4.      Self-care for practitioners

Learning Objectives:

1.      Recognise responses to trauma in emergency service workers, their families and kinship groups

2.      Identify validated screening and assessment tools for common mental health conditions related to trauma

3.      Apply evidence-based treatment/management plan for a patient impacted by trauma 

4.      Identify a range of appropriate referral pathways and collaborative care options

5.      Identify and use self-care strategies and resources to manage their own mental health and wellbeing

Accreditation:

  • 6 CPD Activity points (RACGP)
  • MH CPD activity (GPMHSC)
  • 3 Performance Review PDP units (ACRRM)

Multiple Sessions Available:

  • Wednesday 21st July 2021 | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Tuesday 27th July 2021 | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Thursday 29th July 2021 | 9.00am – 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 10th August 2021 | 9.30am – 12.00pm
  • Thursday 19th August 2021 | 3.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday 25th August 2021 | 6.00pm – 9.00pm
  • Tuesday 7th September 2021  6.00pm – 9.00pm

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

View Flyer HERE

FUNDING FOR THIS PROGRAM

The Grant Program for Emergency Services Workers trauma Care, including PTSD support services, is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. 

https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidlittleproud/Pages/mental-health-grants-support-emergency-services-workers.aspx

Details

Date:
July 27
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Online
Vic Australia
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