Anxiety Disorders Workshop Series for Health Professionals
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This course is suitable for health professionals such as mental health clinicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, schoolteachers, occupational therapists and consultants
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There are no specific degrees or course requirements for this workshop series but mental health work experience is beneficial
Anxiety disorders are among the most prevalent psychiatric disorders in the community. 14.4% of the Australian population is suffering from anxiety disorders and half of those who seek help get adequate treatment. Anxiety disorders cause significant impairment and disability and the direct and indirect costs associated with untreated anxiety disorders are high. Effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological evidence-based treatments are available for these disorders. The theoretical basis and the application of these treatments are required knowledge for a broad range of health professionals.
There is a clear need for a high quality educational program on Anxiety Disorders to be provided to health professionals as many of them may not have had sufficient exposure to them during training.
In the Anxiety Disorders Workshop Series, you will learn about the epidemiology, phenomenology and diagnostic criteria, psychological theories, the neurobiology of anxiety disorders, evidence-based treatments and the theoretical underpinnings of these treatments.
The series consists of 12 sessions:
- Epidemiology of Anxiety
- Physiology of the Normal Stress Response
- Genetics and Gene-Environment Interaction
- Developmental Antecedents of Anxiety
- Neurobiology of Anxiety Disorders
- Cognitive Theory
- Assessment of Anxiety Disorders
- Behavioural Therapy
- Cognitive Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Final Examination
2 hours per session, 12 sessions in total
Open book examination in the last session
This course will be delivered in a classroom setting using peer-reviewed and evidence-based course materials collaboratively written by 21 academics, clinicians and educators from 12 universities and hospitals across Australia and New Zealand. The tutors of this course are editors of the course materials. The development of course materials received financial support from NHMRC funded Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Anxiety and Neuroscience.
Professionally designed PowerPoint slides and case study video clips will be used in the training. Active input from the participants is expected. Course outline and PowerPoint slides will be provided to participants in printed format.
$960 per participant (GST exempt)
2 May - 18 July 2013 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
5 September - 21 November 2013 (6:30pm-8:30pm)
To enrol in the course, please visit the Centre for Continuing Education.
T: 02 9845 7798