Free Black Dog Institute GP Webinar: Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers
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.
The Black Dog Institute’s Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD in Emergency Service Workers webinar is designed with a focus on increasing GPs’ skills and confidence to:
- Understand the relationship between traumatic events and the development of mental health conditions
- Identify evidence-based treatment and referral pathways for a patient impacted by trauma.
- Recommend evident-based resources, including e-Mental Health, for family/kinship groups impacted by trauma.
By the completion of this program participants will be able to:
- Recognise responses to trauma in emergency service workers, their families and kinship groups.
- Identify validated screening and assessment tools for common mental health conditions related to trauma
- Apply evidence-based treatment/management plan for a patient impacted by trauma
- Identify a range of appropriate referral pathways and collaborative care options.
- Identify and use self-care strategies and resources to manage their own mental health and wellbeing.
- 6 CPD activity points (RACGP)
- MH CPD activity (GPMHSC)
- 3 Performance Review PDP points (ACCRM)