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Depression Dilemmas Workshop

July 18, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Depression Dilemmas


Audience: GP Registrars; GPs; Multi-disciplinary; Psychologists; Social Workers

Duration: 6 hours face to face, plus morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.


Despite improved awareness and education, there are still some presentations of depression that are highly challenging for clinicians to manage in the primary care setting. Depression Dilemmas is a new interactive workshop that tackles areas of treating mood disorders that clinicians can find particularly demanding. Using case studies as the platform for learning, the program explores strategies to tackle depression in the context of alcohol ues disorder, late life depression and depression that is failing to remit despite seemingly adequate treatment. Open to a multidisciplinary audience with mental health experience, this advanced workshop also provides an opportunity for participants to interact, share each other’s perspective and problem solve together.


Learning Outcomes

• Identify the interrelationship between depression and problem alcohol use.
• Delineate the use of pharmacological and psychological treatments in the management of co-morbid depression and problem alcohol use.
• Recognise common presentations of late life depression.
• Undertake screening for depression in the elderly patient.
• List the common factors that underpin difficult to treat depression.
• Use a systemic based approach to work through treatment options for the patient with difficult to treat depression.
• The assessment and management strategies explored in the program are utilised to develop meaningful Mental Health Treatment Plans encompassing the unique context and needs of the individual.

• RACGP: 40 Accredited CPD Activity Points (GPs)
• ACRRM: 30 PRPD (GPs)
• GPMHSC: Mental Health Skills Training (GPs)
• 6 hours CPD (Psychologists)

Topics Covered
Topic 1 – Depression & Alcohol
Topic 2 – Late Life Depression
Topic 3 – Difficult to Treat Depression

When: Saturday 18 July 2020, 10.30am – 6.30pm
Where: Wangaratta PAC, 33-37 Ford Street, Wangaratta
Cost: $40 incl. GST
Contact Details: Register online or at education@blackdog.org.au


July 18, 2020
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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July 18, 2020
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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