126254 - FPS Training: Interpersonal Therapy in Practice
- : Online
This 20-hour program aims to provide GPs & mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn practical skills in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to manage patients in their everyday practice.
Relevance to General Practice
IPT is a short-term therapy which focuses on the inter-relationship between the individual’s mental health and psycho-social difficulties or interpersonal events.
With limited health care resources available, and a significant need for effective treatments for common mental health disorders, it is important that GPs possess the knowledge and skills to administer effective, time-limited psychotherapy, along with psycho-pharmacotherapy.
- Select and use IPT when relevant to consumer issues/needs as outlined in the GPMHTP
- Have increased knowledge and skills regarding the techniques and processes of IPT and the use of IPT in clinical practice
- Use the practice's systems to identify local services and resources that safeguard consumer safety and assist in providing holistic mental healthcare to consume
- Use appropriate MBS item numbers relating to the provision of mental healthcare