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'Mental bites' webinar series - Depression – Is it family abuse or violence? Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 2 Jun 2022


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Email: RACGP Specific Interests
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RACGP Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

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'Mental bites' webinar series - Depression – Is it family abuse or violence?

On-demand recorded 2 Jun 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 fourth webinar in this series will discuss patients presenting with symptoms of depression and how family abuse or violence can often be missed when this is treated. The webinar will be presented by Dr Libby Hindmarsh, RACGP Chair - Abuse and Violence in Families Specific Interest Group.

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 Libby Hindmarsh

Dr Elizabeth (Libby) Hindmarsh has been working in general practice for over 30 years. In the last 10 years she has been working in Aboriginal health on Elcho Island in the Northern Territory and in an Aboriginal general practice on the outskirts of Sydney.



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