April Armstrong
Casey Going
Dr Cate Howell
Julian Muldoon
Paul Jarvis

Mental Health Training for General Practice – Townsville- 2023

Mon, 28 Aug 2023 8:00 AM – Tue, 29 Aug 2023 5:30 PM AEST
Hilton Brisbane 190 Elizabeth Street Brisbane

About this event

Mental health accounts for more than 20% of presentations in rural practice in the primary and hospital settings and suicide is highest amongst male living in a rural area.

This course provides registrars and trainees with next level skill sets to formulate, diagnose, medicate and provider interpersonal therapies and treatments, as well as safety net, refer and understand the limitations of mental health treatment in the rural and regional setting.

Each unit is taught using the ICD10 Chapter V diagnostic criteria (as per DOH requirements), provides comprehensive documentation preparation activities and provides clarity for patient rebates for services provided in the context of MBS compliance.

Why not stay for BFD23 – Keep an eye out for your confirmation email and register for you complimentary 3 day ticket pass.

Includes Pre and post workshop quiz to assess you knowledge

Monday 28th August 2023

08:00Eating Disorders Treatment Plans and Referrals
08:45Case discussions – Teenage body image, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa
09:30Gender Diversity
10:15Morning Tea
10:45Case Discussions – Transgender, gender transition, gender identification
11:30Paediatric – Developmental Delay & Behaviour disorders
12:15Case Discussions – Assessment, Parent counselling and family therapy
Allied health services and the MDT
13:45Mental State Examination
14:30Case Discussions – Acute psychosis, Mania, Anxiety
15:15Afternoon Tea
15:45Clinical Handover and communication Skills
16:30Case Discussions – Drug induced psychosis Attempted Suicide – polypharmacy drug overdose Management plan – Hospital to GP handover

Tuesday 29th August 2023

12:00Mental Health – The Psychiatric Interview
12:45Culturally Appropriate Delivery of Mental health Services 1330 – Case Discussions and Role Play – Indigenous mental health (Incarceration, aboriginal elders), Migrant Mental health (Depression/Adjustment disorder)
14:15Afternoon Tea
14:45Risk Assessment
15:30Case Discussions and Role Play – Domestic Violence, Drugs and Alcohol, Firearms licence
16:15– Health professionals and Mental health
13:45Mental health Treatment Plan
17:00Case Discussions and Role Play – Workplace bullying, AHPRA investigations, Drugs and Alcohol ethical issues

Pending ACRRM and Mental Health CPD Points


Dr April Armstrong is the Founder and Director of Business for Doctors and has been providing MBS education since 2017. She has presented at over 300 workshops, seminars, and conferences. April is a Fellow of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine with an academic AST and currently studying for her Masters at UNSW with plans to do a PhD in Medical Education. She continues to work as a locum General Practitioner as well as having her own practice in Western Australia. As a mentor to medical practitioners, practice managers and nurses who have become MBS tutors she continues to be passionate about the “Business of Medicine” and provides regular updates on MBS changes via social media.



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