Joining a network or interest group can help practitioners to connect with others who have similar interests or are working with similar groups.
The Mental Health Professionals’ Network has Veteran-Focussed Networks across Australia who meet locally four times a year. The network builds practitioner relations, improves referral pathways, provides professional development, and offers peer support. Members include GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, social workers, and occupational therapists.
This Military Special Interest Group group aims to educate members about the complexities of military culture, and to provide a platform for research and clinical interest development by facilitating communication pathways between interested professionals.
This group is specifically for psychologists, at any skill level, who work with serving or ex-service military, police, fire, or emergency services personnel. The Australian Psychological Society Interest Group provides an opportunity for professional connection, information sharing, and training development.
The RACGP recognises that many GPs develop interest in specific areas of general practice throughout their career. RACGP members with a special interest in military general practice are able to submit an application to join the Chapter of Military Medicine.
The Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors is hosting a webinar on the Australian Guidelines for Work-related Mental Health Conditions in General Practice, presented by Professor Danielle Mazza.
The Clinical guidelines for the diagnosis and management of work-related mental health conditions in general practice were released in March 2019 following a round of public consultation in which ASORC provided a submission.
Esteemed general practice academic and lead author of the guidelines, Professor Danielle Mazza, will present a webinar on the current recommendations for diagnosis, assessment and management of work-related mental health conditions.This will give attendees an insight into: the perspective of a GP in a work-related mental health context, what to expect when the process is going smoothly and risk factors for delayed recovery.
Why is this important to a Rehab Counsellor or GP?
The new guidelines recommend the involvement of an Rehab Counsellor to assist a GP with a number of matters much sooner than often happens in practice. This is an excellent chance for Rehab Counsellors to learn about how their skills may be used in the future and promote the value of early referral.
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