Focussed psychological strategies
CPD case-based discussions

Focussed psychological strategies
CPD case-based discussions

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

This course is for GPs who:

  • have completed Level 1 Mental Health Skills Training and Level 2 Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS ST)
  • are using FPS in their practice
  •  have a requirement to complete FPS CPD to maintain their registration with Medicare Australia as a GP provider of FPS.

For GPs who are interested in starting to use Focussed Psychological Strategies, please consider our fully online, Accessible 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 peer-group discussions, participants will extend their FPS skills by exploring the intervention methods they currently use. Participants will also review challenging cases and develop 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.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Evaluate the provision of Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) in the context of general practice

  2. Reflect on FPS service provision based on feedback and critical review

  3. Create a plan for own further professional development in the context of the provision of FPS

  4. Create a plan for own self-care in the context of the provision of FPS.

Queensland GPs only – RACGP Queensland is offering bequest funded placements for Queensland GPs in Modified Monash Model (MMM) 2–7 to complete the FPS CPD case-based discussions for only $50 (full value $395). You will be required to register and pay the full amount. Once you have completed all requirements of the course received your certificate of attendance, you will be refunded $345.
Places are limited so submit an expression of interest today to secure your funded placement.

Participants who successfully complete the requirements of this course will met their FPS CPD requirement for the 2023–25 triennium.

Find out more about the RACGP’s FPS CPD case-based discussions from Dr Cathy Andronis, Chair RACGP Specific Interest Psychological Medicine and one of our case-based discussion facilitators. In this video Cathy discusses the importance of peer support and the impact it has on feeling empowered and validated in the work GPs do in mental health.

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.

2024 intakes

5 August – 16 September 2024

Four, two-hour online meetings from 5:30 – 7:30pm AEDT in the weeks of 5 August, 19 August, 2 September and 16 September 2024


Cost
RACGP Member $395 (Inc GST)
Non-member $495 (Inc GST)

23 September – 28 October 2024

Four, two-hour online meetings from 5:30 – 7:30pm AEST/AEDT in the weeks of 23 September, 14 October, 21 October and 28 October 2024.

Cost
RACGP Member $395 (Inc GST)
Non-member $495 (Inc GST)

18 November – 16 December 2024

Four, two-hour online meetings from 5:30 – 7:30pm AEDT in the weeks of 18 November, 2 December, 9 December and 16 December 2024.

Cost
RACGP Member $395 (Inc GST)
Non-member $495 (Inc GST)

CPD


This course is a CPD Approved Activity under the RACGP CPD Program (eligible for 9 hours, Reviewing Performance ) and accredited as an FPS CPD course by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) for the 2023–25 triennium.


 

Enquiries

For further details please contact the Rural team on:

1800 636 764
ruralmentalhealth@racgp.org.au