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Stepped Care and eMH in General Practice - 14 September 2017


In this 2 hour workshop participants will be introduced to the concept of stepped care in mental health, specifically in the context of the way mental health problems present and are managed in primary care. The history and thinking behind the development of the stepped care model will be discussed, as well as its advantages of the approach for the patient and the mental health system generally.

Current Black Dog Institute research around the implementation of the model will be discussed. Case examples will be used to demonstrate the development of a case formulation and its use in matching the intensity of treatment to severity of illness.

Simple psychological support strategies and cognitive behavioural therapy interventions which can be used in primary care will be discussed and several of those skills (mood charting, structured problem solving) will be demonstrated and practiced in role play.

An overview of the Australian evidence-based online resources available to support work with the mild to moderate end of the severity spectrum of mental illness will be given.

Topics Covered:

  • Choosing suitable patients for eMH health interventions
  • Introducing the idea of online therapy to patients
  • Matching the specific interventions to the patient's preference and needs
  • Strategies for increasing patient engagement and adherence
  • Integrating eMH use into management



Event Date 14-09-2017 6:30 pm
Event End Date 14-09-2017 9:00 pm
Time 6.30pm Registration and Dinner; 7.00pm - 9.00pm Workshop
Address CESPHN Kogarah Office, Level 3, 15 Kensington Street, Kogarah (Free parking available in Derby St carpark after 6pm)
Target audience GPs, GP Registrars,Practice Nurses
RACGP 4 Category2 QI&CPD points applied as part of the 2017 - 2019 triennium
Contact Rebecca Adams,Drug and Alcohol Program Officer on 9330 9975 or
Important notice CESPHN CPD events (excluding CPR) are free to GPs and allied health professionals who are financial members of their respective PHN member organisation as listed below. For GPs and allied health professionals who are not financial members of a member organisation and wish to attend CESPHN CPD events, a $120 cover charge per event will be payable. The PHN member organisations including their membership fees are:
  • Central Sydney GP Network ($110)
  • General Practice Eastern Sydney ($110)
  • GP Crew Limited ($110)
  • St George Division of General Practice ($100)
  • Sutherland Division of General Practice ($110)
  • Central and Eastern Sydney Allied Health Network ($110)
If you are not already a member of one of these organisations, and would like to join, or have any questions, please phone the member support and engagement team on 9799 0933. Financial members can attend any event (excluding CPR) within their target audience for free!

Please note practice managers and practice nurses are not required to be paid members at this point in time.
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