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

2017 Focused Psychological Strategies (Level 2) Skills Training

Hobart 22-23 July 2017


Proposed Workshops:

Sydney
Darwin
Bowral
Melbourne
Brisbane


Please watch this website for further information or email the ASPM to be included on our database - admin@aspm.org.au


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

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WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT

Dealing with Distress:  A Practical Workshop for GPs by GPs

Hobart - 24 March 2017

ACRRM & RACGP CPD (40 Category 1) points applied for.

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