This Short Course is targeted at Psychiatry Registrars and at General Practitioners with an interest in the mental health of patients with a psychiatric illness. The course has been designed to give a brief introduction into the theoretical underpinnings of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and provide a solid background in the practical applications of CBT in relation to common psychiatric disorders for which CBT is an appropriate treatment.

CBT for Major Depressive Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder will be addressed in detail.

Presenters: Professor David Barton FRANZCP and Dr Scott Blair-West FRANZCP.

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this course, participants will be able to (a) describe the empirical foundations of CBT approaches and the theories of personality and psychopathology according to the major CBT approaches, (b) display the skills and confidence necessary for the assessment, formulation and management of common psychiatric disorders according to CBT principles, (c) recognise the common psychiatric disorders for which CBT is an appropriate management strategy, (d) recognise the limitations of CBT, and (e) compare CBT with other forms of psychotherapy and choose the most appropriate form of therapy for patients.

Format: The course will be delivered in six three-hourly sessions (with a double session in Week 1). The course will accept a maximum of 15 participants.

Cost: The cost is $1,100 plus GST.

Dates: Saturday 28 October 2017 from 9.00am to 4.00pm (sessions 1-2) and Thursday evenings: 2, 9, 16 and 30 November 2017 from 6.00pm to 9.00pm (sessions 3-6).

Venue: South Eastern Private Hospital, Noble Park.

Accreditation: A Certificate of Achievement from the Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre will be provided upon completion of the course.

For further information contact: allan.davey@monash.edu
Register at: www.maprc.org.au/shortcourses/cbt 

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