Focussed psychological strategies
CPD case-based discussions

Focussed psychological strategies
CPD case-based discussions

The Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) CPD package is a continuing professional development activity that has been designed to support GPs who are already FPS providers in implementing FPS with patients, evaluating their practice, and further developing their skills.

This course is for GPs who have completed Level 1 and Level 2 Mental Health Skills Training and are using FPS in their practice.

For GPs who are interested in starting to use Focussed Psychological Strategies, please consider our Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training

This course provides a clear, viable mental health skill acquisition pathway for GPs consisting of a series of thought-provoking, small group case-based discussion sessions facilitated by a GP with specialist experience in mental health.

Each participant will present a case and through these case discussions participants will extend their FPS skills by exploring the intervention methods they currently use, critically reviewing challenging cases, and developing strategies for addressing barriers to achieving best practice.

This activity is offered via the Zoom platform and comprises of four two-hour case-based discussion sessions. Registrants will be asked to select their group session times from an available list.

  • Learn from other GPs who are providing FPS
  • Discuss varied and difficult cases and get feedback on best practice
  • Network with other GPs from around Australia
  • Maintain your FPS provider numbers.

Find out more about the RACGP’s FPS CPD case-based discussions directly from Dr Cathy Andronis, Chair RACGP Specific Interest Psychological Medicine and one of our case-based discussion facilitators. In this video Cathy discusses why the training is important and the benefits of completing it for GPs.

2022 intakes

4 October - 21 November 2022

Four two-hour case-based discussion sessions from 5:30-7:30pm (AEDT) in the weeks of 4/10, 18/10, 1/11 and 15/11.

Cost
RACGP Member $295 (Inc GST)
Non-member $345 (Inc GST)

11 October - 22 November 2022

Four two-hour case-based discussion sessions from 5:30-7:30pm (AEDT) in the weeks of 11/10, 25/10, 8/11 and 22/11.

Cost
RACGP Member $295 (Inc GST)
Non-member $345 (Inc GST)

CPD


This is a CPD Accredited Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (eligible for 40 points).

The FPS ST training package is also accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC), enabling GPs to access Medicare items for providing psychological treatment services.

Enquiries

For further details please contact the Rural team on:

1800 636 764
rural@racgp.org.au