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'Mental bites' webinar series - Prevention of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Children, adolescents, parenting Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 5 May 2022


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Email: RACGP Specific Interests
Call: 03 8699 0071


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'Mental bites' webinar series - Prevention of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Children, adolescents, parenting

On-demand recorded 5 May 2022

‘Mental bites’ is a new lunch-time series with bite-sized information presented by the Psychological Medicine Specific Interest group. GPs are aware of mental health assessments, diagnosis, and management, but this series will be an opportunity to learn more about how to do the work - the micro-skills of engagement, forming safe and effective therapeutic alliances and communication with patients. The third webinar of the series looks at the role of GPs in preventing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). This webinar will highlight a practical skill the GP can take away from the session to use with patients as well as Q&A with a GP expert in this field.

Learning outcomes

  1. To identify micro skills available to engage with patients and their mental health
  2. Apply techniques to form safe and effective therapeutic communication with patients

This event is part of 'Mental bites' webinar series. Events in this series are:


Dr Cathy Andronis
Chair, RACGP Specific Interests Psychological Medicine

Dr Cathy Andronis works as a GP and psychotherapist in inner Melbourne and is a qualified family therapist. She is RACGP Specific Interests Psychological Medicine Chair, a member of the Victorian RACGP–RANZP liaison subcommittee, and is the RACGP representative for Mental Health Australia and the MHPN clinical education committee. Cathy is an experienced facilitator of case consultation groups for the RACGP and the Australian Society for Psychological Medicine (ASPM) and a provider of clinical supervision. She is the GP lead at Deakin University Eastern Health Clinical School.


Dr Michaela Baulderstone

Dr Baulderstone is a General Practitioner with special interests in mental health, developmental disability, child health and medical education. She has undertaken targeted training in child development and behaviour, and parenting counselling. She provides special clinics for child emotional and behavioral concerns, paediatric sleep and continence issues, and developmental disability. Dr Baulderstone also provides a psychological medicine service and is a FPS Provider (Interpersonal Therapy). She has worked with Emerging Minds developing RACGP accredited training modules in child mental health since 2018.



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