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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 4 Aug 2022


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Email: RACGP Specific Interests
Call: 03 8699 0071


RACGP Members: Free
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'Mental bites' webinar series - Eating disorders

On-demand recorded 4 Aug 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. This webinar, the sixth in the series will focus on eating disorders and feature a practical skill GPs can use whilst treating and communicating with patients. There will be a Q&A with a skilled 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 Karen Spielman

Dr Karen Spielman is a GP in a mixed billing General Practice in Paddington in Sydney where she has been for nearly 20 years, seeing many people with chronic complex issues. She has also worked in Youth Health, in various roles and settings, and is now Clinical Lead GP at Headspace Bondi. Dr Spielman has an interest in Eating Disorders and is a Primary Care Advisor at Inside Out Institute. 



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