CPD & Educational Events

As part of our role as the peak professional organisation representing mental health nurses, ACMHN endorse professional events, educational activities and products deemed to be appropriate for members of the profession.

These professional events, educational activities and online webinars attract CPD points. To find out if your event could be included in the college's curriculum for MHNs, use the endorsement application to the right. To speak directly to someone about having your event endorsed, please email education@acmhn.org. 

Endorsed Events

ACMHN works on behalf of the members to advance the quality, status and recognition of the mental health nursing profession, to promote public confidence in mental health nursing, and to enhance the mental health of the community.

It is important that members of the profession and the community are confident that an event, activity or mental health nursing program meets the standards set by the ACMHN. The endorsement and accreditation service provided by the ACMHN is designed to address this important professional and community need.

What is endorsement?

Endorsement is a process by which professional events, educational activities and products are assessed and given recognition by the ACMHN, in relation to a pre-determined set of criteria appropriate for the professional development of mental health nurses.

Current ongoing events

Please find all scheduled endorsed events listed below. Please note that a number of events are endorsed by the college for a specific period of time and will be available online to attend for the endorsed period.

Self-care: How to be a sustainable practitioner



This webinar aims to provide participants the tools to develop a self-care plan and explore how it can assist in managing stress and sustaining a health work life balance, as well as setting boundaries and learning how to 'switch off'. 


When: Tuesday 7 September, 2021, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) 
Contact phone: 0407 809 526
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

CPD: Level 1

Making children visible in work with parents



This webinar aims to describe the strategies that can assist practitioners in keeping children visible when work with parents who have experienced adversities.


When: Wednesday 19th August, 2021 , 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) 
Contact phone: 0407 809 526
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

CPD: Level 1

Trauma education with Dr Leah Giarratano offered in three modes


There is a difference in the best-practice treatment for PTSD and Complex PTSD. This program synthesises practical approaches from several modalities that are publishing positive outcomes for these clients, and presents them using actual cases that will underpin your clinical practice in traumatology.


Offered annually in Australian capital cities and more frequently as an engaging self-paced online program over three months commencing February, April, July or October. Highly interactive livestreams are offered in March, June, September and November each year.


The Day 1-4 in both online modes attract 34 professional development hours. The capital city programs attract 28 professional development hours.

 
For details about Dr Leah Giarratano: www.talominbooks.com


For enquiries, please contact Joshua George: mail@talominbooks.com

Trauma education with Dr Leah Giarratano offered in three modes


There is a difference in the best-practice treatment for PTSD and Complex PTSD. This program synthesises practical approaches from several modalities that are publishing positive outcomes for these clients, and presents them using actual cases that will underpin your clinical practice in traumatology.


Offered annually in Australian capital cities and more frequently as an engaging self-paced online program over three months commencing February, April, July or October. Highly interactive livestreams are offered in March, June, September and November each year.


The Day 1-4 in both online modes attract 34 professional development hours. The capital city programs attract 28 professional development hours.

 
For details about Dr Leah Giarratano: www.talominbooks.com


For enquiries, please contact Joshua George: mail@talominbooks.com

Overcoming communication challenges to engage children


Develop an understanding of the strengths and vulnerabilities which influence the mental health of children with complex communication needs and practices that can support engagement and support of these children.
 

When: Wednesday 7th April, 2021, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

Providing culturally responsive mental health care during COVID 19 and beyond


Through a facilitated panel discussion at the completion of the webinar participants will have a better understanding of the compounding anxiety, grief, helplessness, trauma and shame people from CALD backgrounds may be experiencing during COVID 19 and beyond.
 

When: Tuesday 2nd March, 2021, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6628
Contact email: t.benjamin@gmail.com
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

Supporting carers of older people



This is the second in a series of three webinars focusing on Older Australians. Through a case-based discussion, this webinar will explore the needs of older carers of senior Australians from both a medical and non-medical perspective.wrt

When: Tuesday 1st December, 2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6628
Contact email: t.benjamin@gmail.com
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

On being the supervisee’
e-learning course


This online course will introduce you to the principles of clinical supervision and some ideas about how to get the most out of the supervision.

When: Endorsed from 04/08/20-04/08/23 
Contact phone: 
0478 548 594
Contact email: 
info@clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au
Website: 
https://www.clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au/online-courses


Supporting trans and gender diverse children and their families


This webinar will explore how mental health practitioners can respond to the needs of people experiencing social anxiety disorder. Through an exploration of social anxiety disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

When: Monday 20th July, 2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6628
Contact email: t.benjamin@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au
Recording:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

Let's talk about children (evidence-based training)


Let’s Talk About Children (Let’s Talk) is a brief, evidence-based method that trains professionals to have a structured discussion with parents who experience mental illness about parenting and their child’s needs.

Endorsement dates: From 12 March 2020 to 12 March 2023
Phone: 08 8367 0888
Email: info@emergingminds.com.au
Website:
https://emergingminds.com.au/online-course/lets-talk-children/

An interdisciplinary approach to caring for people living with Obsessive compulsive disorder


Aim: Outline how health professionals can provide therapies for people experiencing obsessive compulsive disorder

Learning Outcomes
Through an exploration of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Outline biological and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing OCD along with comorbidities.
  • Discuss the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of OCD.
  • Outline therapies that are successful when treating OCD.
  • Elaborate on the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing care to people living with OCD.

When: 28 October, 7:15 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2023) 
CPD Points: Level 1

Contact: Julie Middleton
Contact phone: 0407 809 526
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

6 Core Strategies


The main purpose of the training webinars is to offer bespoke training to mental health nurses working in acute mental health facilities, to address the issue of rising rates of seclusion and restraint practices in 2020. Training will offer nurses strategies to add to their ‘toolkit’ of options to avoid using restrictive practices, using the evidence based Six Core Strategies and illustrated by local examples.


When:

Tuesday 8 June, Wednesday 9 June, Thursday 10 June 2021 , 7:30am - 10:30am. 

Thursday 24 June and Friday 25 June 2021, 7:30am - 10:30am.

CPD Points: 13.75
Contact email: 
julia.smailes@health.nsw.gov.au or helen.weir@health.nsw.gov.au
Contact phone: 02 9424 5965 or 02 9424 5706

Culturally responsive health care for older Australians


This webinar focuses on culturally responsive health care and will discuss the importance of collaboration and how people's cultural and individual beliefs and values affect their perceptions and understanding of social and emotional wellbeing along with the way they may seek care from service providers. 


When: Wednesday 19th May, 2021 , 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

Coping with life transitions in young adults


Register now and hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for establishing inclusive practice with children and parents that allows families to view themselves as the experts in their own lives.

When: Thursday 15th April, 2021, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST).
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course: www.mhpn.org.au


Introducing child and family practice to parents


Register now and hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for establishing inclusive practice with children and parents that allows families to view themselves as the experts in their own lives.

When: Tuesday 22 September, 2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST). Recording online until 2023.
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
Contact email: s.moore@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/258593.html

E-learning course ‘relationship and couples family therapy’


Register now and hear a panel of experts discuss strategies for establishing inclusive practice with children and parents that allows families to view themselves as the experts in their own lives.

When: Tuesday 22 September, 2020, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST). Recording online until 2023.
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
Contact email: s.moore@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
https://kapara.rdbk.com.au/landers/258593.html

Tips and strategies in using technology for mental health consulting


This facilitated panel discussion will assist you to become better equipped to improve outcomes  of online consultations, overcome challenges and increase your confidence in telephone and/or videoconferencing.

When: Monday 18th May, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023).
Contact phone: 03 8662 6611
Contact email: t.benjamin@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au
Recording:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

Body Image concerns in young children


Through an exploration of body image the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to: 

  • Identify red flags for body issues in children.
  • Discuss how to have conversations with children and their family who may be experiencing body image issues.
  • Demonstrate the importance of prevention and promotion of positive body image.
  • Demonstrate the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing care to children who have body image concerns.

When: 14 October, 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEDT) (recording online until 2023) 
CPD Points: Level 1

Contact: Julie Middleton
Contact phone: 0407 809 526
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

Using an intergenerational lens when working with children and parents


Describe each aspect of an intergenerational lens in ways that will support practitioners to work with children


Learning outcomes

Through an exploration of adjustment disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Outline how to ensure children’s social and emotional wellbeing is always considered when working with adults who are parents.
  • Discuss the use of a prevention and early intervention framework to support children’s mental health.
  • Outline how to understand the history and context of parents’ and children’s problems.
  • Discuss the history and context of a family’s strengths, resilience, and know-how
  • Outline how to help parents understand the historical factors that influence their parenting, both positively and negatively.
  • Outline how to place the child at the centre of all decisions and interactions .

When: 23 September , 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023) 
CPD Points: Level 1

Contact: Julie Middleton
Contact phone: 0407 809 526
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

Is it depression or adjustment disorder


Discuss the difference between depression and adjustment disorder and how best to treat a person experiencing adjustment disorder


Learning outcomes

Through an exploration of adjustment disorder the webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Describe the symptoms of adjustment disorder
  • Identify associations, comorbidities, and patters of treatment-seeking behaviour of people experiencing adjustment disorder
  • Describe tips and strategies that can improve the mental health and wellbeing of a person experiencing adjustment disorder
  • Demonstrate the importance of collaboration and appropriate referrals when providing care for people experiencing adjustment disorder

When: Thursday 24th June 2021 , 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
CPD Points: Level 1
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

Shrinking problems with children and families


Develop a range of practice skills for working with children in relation to problems that are affecting their mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.


Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss how to enable children to describe problems in their own terms and in ways that are meaningful and useful for them.
  • Outline how to work with children to understand how problems are impacting on their lives and noticing the limits of these impacts so that children’s strengths, skills, and know-how can be explored.
  • Identify how to ensure problems are understood in the social context of children’s lives so that shame is minimised and overcome in the lives of children.
  • Discuss how to help children to notice when problems are shrinking, and the skills and know-how they have used to shrink the problem.

When: Tuesday 8th June - 7:15PM (AEST)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6606  

CPD Points: Level 1
Contact email: j.middleton@mhpn.org.au

Core skills in family therapy practice e-learning course 


The Core concepts and Models of Practice in Family Therapy comprises six self- paced modules that provide nurses with a structured experience. Within each module there are coherent, clear learning outcomes. 

When: Endorsed from 18/09/20-18/09/23
Contact phone: 0478 548 594
CPD points: 60
Contact email: info@clinicalsupervisionservices.com.au


Engaging children and parents affected by child sexual abuse


Use this panel discussion to identify effective strategies with parents and family members which focus on consistent and supportive messaging which help children affected by sexual abuse make sense of their experience.

When: Monday 29th June, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6601
Contact email: z.shahruddin@mhpn.org.au
Website for event/course:
www.mhpn.org.au

Aboriginal children and the effects of inter generational trauma


Join our interdisciplinary panel of experts to explore the effects of intergenerational trauma on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. This webinar is delivered as a facilitated panel discussion.

When: Monday 4th May, 2020 at 7:15 PM-8:30 PM (AEST) (recording online until 2023)
Contact phone: 03 8662 6631
Contact email: s.hickey@mhpn.org.au
Recording:
www.mhpn.org.au/webinars

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