Australian Society for Psychological Medicine
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The Australian Society for Psychological Medicine was formed by, and for medical practitioners who have an interest in treating patients with psychological problems.

The Australian Society for Psychological Medicine comprises general practitioners and specialists from a variety of disciplines with an interest and skills in mental health care.

Mental health problems are currently the second most common cause of morbidity in general practice and GPs provide more than 10 million mental health consultations per year.

The Society aims to provide an Australia-wide peer support network to help GPs to increase their competency and confidence in managing mental health problems. The Society also supplies educational resources and opportunities, and promotes the interests of its members. It encourages self-care for doctors and community awareness of the doctor's role in mental health care. The Society works collaboratively with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and with mental health organisations.

Individuals who are not medical practitioners, or who are working outside Australia, are welcome to participate in some Society activities by joining as Friends of the Society.



 

 

Membership Benefits

  • Connection newsletter
  • Access to the Society’s presentations
  • PsychE newsletter
  • Access to archived articles and newsletters
  • and many more...

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Special Notices

Focused Psychological Strategies (Level 2) Skills Training

Brisbane training to be held on 18 & 19 June 2016

Sydney training to be held on 30 & 31 July 2016

CBT-derived skills taught throughout the program include Psycho-education, Motivational Interviewing, cognitive interventions, behavioural interventions, and skills for working with families and relaxation skills training. 

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Depression

The January / February units of the RACGP Check Program (units 490/491) on depression are now available for completion online at: http://www.gplearning.com.au