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Finally, the comprehensive cognitive-based training you need to treat your most complex and common cases on anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, addiction, and more.

Register today and gain full, immediate access to video modules, simplified one-pagers and collaborative feedback with the preeminent psychiatrist, Dr Nitin Shukla, MD, DNB, FRANZCP, whose expertise spans across three decades of clinical research and practice.

This course distills Nitin's wealth of expertise within a structured ABCDE approach, which means you get:

  • Step-by-step instruction to apply CBT, REBT, exposure therapy, Meichenbaum's self-instructional training, Motivational Enhancement, DBT, ACT, mindfulness, behavioral activation and many more modalities…
  • Specific assessment tools for complex presentations, including dual diagnosis, so you can get your clients on the road to recovery in your very next session…
  • Strategies on resiliency-building, safety planning, and suicide & self-harm prevention PLUS client worksheets so you can not only treat your client's symptoms, but also heal the root cause of any type of their distress.
  • New skills you can integrate from psychodynamic, interpersonal social rhythm theory and more to further deepen your application of CBT
  • And, so much more!

Designed for you to seamlessly join online LIVE or ON-DEMAND, this course is a RANZCGP approved training for health professionals… and upon completion, you get a certificate to show clients and colleagues you achieved elite status!

Certificate in Structured Psychotherapies


$999.95 Value
Just $499.95 Today — Unbelievable Savings!
Plus, earn up to 35 CPD included in the course tuition.
Achieve transformational clinical results from the very first module...

This powerful 8-week course was designed with flexibilty to fit your schedule.

You choose! Join your colleagues for LIVE online learning OR watch the on-demand recording when the time is right for you.

Course schedule at a glance:
  • Module 1 — Introduction to Common Mental Disorders and Dual Diagnosis
     
    • 27 May 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (AEST)

  • Module 2 | Part 1 — Including CBT, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) for Common Mental disorders, Stress management and enhancement of resilience, delivered in an ABCDE format
     
    • Part 1: 31 May 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

      Part 2: 7 June 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

      Part 3: 14 June 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

  • Module 2 | Part 2 — Including specific BT, CBT and Mindfulness based approaches (like DBT) for Dual diagnosis, Behavioural change, and Personality issues
     
    • Part 1: 21 June 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

      Part 2: 28 June 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

      Part 3: 5 July 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEST)

  • Module 3 — Interpersonal Therapy: Principles, problem areas and phase based delivery of IPT and Interpersonal Social Rhythms Therapy for anxiety and depression
     
    • 15 July 2022 @ 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM (AEST)

 


 

Module 1: Introduction to Common Mental Disorders and Dual Diagnosis

Recognizing Mental Illnesses and Bio-psycho-social Approach to Understand Common Mental Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Presentations

  • Get the correct diagnosis by learning to efficiently use structured instruments like MINI, ICD, DSM and more during client assessment.
  • Learn how the theories of attachment, cognitive, behavioural, acceptance commitment therapy, interpersonal and psychodynamic perspectives will help you better understand your clients and their presentations.
  • Develop person-centred and individualized formulations by learning a Bio-Psycho-Social approach. As better formulations inform the use of correct medications, you'll learn the types of psychotherapy and social interventions suited to the person.
  • You'll get handouts, worksheets, and more client resources you'll keep and use throughout your career.

Mental State Examination for Common Mental Disorders, Assessment of Self-Harm and Suicidal Risk

  • Enhance your skills and confidence in mental state examination by learning how to use both self-rated and observer rated scales for common mental disorders and dual diagnosis presentations (e.g., reasons for substance use scale and more).
  • Improve the efficiency of self-harm and suicidal risk assessments by utilizing contemporary methods grounded in a structured CASE approach.
  • Walk away with specific management-related questions to guide better crisis management and safety planning interventions.

Pharmacotherapy treatments for Common Mental Disorders and Dual Diagnosis Presentations

  • Understand the pharmacotherapeutic approaches to common mental disorders, first- and second-line approaches to common mental disorders in accordance to major guidelines of treatment. You'll walk away knowing when not to use medications and how-to approach common adverse effects to medications.
  • You'll get key points and approach to addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry related medications (such as opioid replacements, nicotine replacement and other anti-craving medications)

 


Outline:
  • Definition of Common Mental Disorders and Dual diagnosis
  • Approach to Screening, Assessment, Diagnosis/Formulation, and Intervention, with discussion of principles and purpose of each step
  • Practice session with PSYCHECK and MENTAL HEALTH Screening, followed by Practice with DSM-5, ICD-10, MINI and Reasons for Substance Use Scales
  • Practice session of 6P's of Formulation, and putting it all together into a one pager
  • Description and discussion about psychopathology and phenomenology
  • Approach to Mental State Examination (MSE) by interpretations of observation, inner experiences and exploration of client's understanding of their condition.
  • Discussion of use of DSM-5, ICD-1, MINI, and self-rated and observer rated scales to improve the efficiency and quality of MSE
  • Practice session of risk assessment through use and understanding of HCR-20, NSSI and Suicidal risk assessment for BPD, and CASE approach
  • Discussion of approach to continue enhancement of MSE and risk assessment
  • Psychopharmacology, as the scientific study of use of medications in treating mental disorders.
  • Neurotransmission, and the five molecular targets. Monoamine hypothesis as a simplified model to understand mental health disorders, addiction, and the mechanism of action of Psychotropics (Psychiatric medications)
  • Psychopharmacology for substance use disorders and dual diagnosis
  • Basic information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder medications
Objectives:
  1. Increased ability to Recognize and understand Common mental disorders and Dual diagnosis presentations.
  2. Ability to utilize DSM-5, ICD-10 more efficiently and accurately, as well as be ready to use their updated versions in future.
  3. Improved ability to develop person centred and individualized formulations, by using a Bio-Psycho-Social approach and structured 6P formulations.
  4. Enhanced ability to work collaboratively with clients, to recognize and formulate their presentations, as well as to understand the link between their psychological world and physical symptoms.
  5. Improved ability to conduct a Mental state examination (MSE) throughout the contact with your client, with focus on form as well as content, strengths as well as risks.
  6. Ability to utilize structured diagnostic instruments like DSM-5, ICD-1, MINI, and self-rated and observer rated scales to improve the efficiency and quality of MSE.
  7. Improved risk assessment through use and understanding of instruments such as the HCR-20, NSSI and Suicidal risk assessment for BPD, and CASE approach.
  8. Increased awareness of Psychopharmacology, Monoamine hypothesis and commonly used Psychotropics (Psychiatric medications).
  9. Simplified and user-friendly understanding of Neurotransmission, Molecular targets of drugs, and Neurobiology of mental disorders and addictions.
  10. Enhanced ability to discuss scientific information in a simplified manner with clients. Awareness of user-friendly resources, which professionals and clients can access.
  11. Improved ability to enhance client awareness about both prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications which are evidence based to significantly enhance success rates of treatment. 

 

 


 

Module 2 | Part 1: Including CBT, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) for Common Mental disorders, Stress management and enhancement of resilience, delivered in an ABCDE format

The greatest weapon against stress, is our ability to choose one thought over another – William James

A firm grounding in CBT provides for a stable base and improved outcomes, especially when it is done in a structured and experiential way, which is what you will learn and practice in these CBT workshops.

You’ll leave with a structured ‘ABCDE’ approach, which aligns the best strategies and approaches from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) and Meichenbaum’s self-instructional training (SIT), so you have multiple strategies to work with a wider range of presentations.

You’ll end this module with the confidence and skills needed to not just challenging dysfunctional thoughts but to uncover empowering and ego-enhancing beliefs.

 

Module 2 | Part 2: Including specific BT, CBT and Mindfulness based approaches (like DBT) for Dual diagnosis, Behavioural change, and Personality issues

If a claim is worth making, make it in the most specific way – Claude C Hopkins

Providing specific solutions to specific problems improves therapeutic outcomes. In this module, you’ll learn how to apply CBT approaches with clearer structureso you can hit the nail on the head with your treatment plans.

Beginning with psychoeducation about illness, its maintaining factors and best practices for treatment, you will learn how to enhance your clients awareness, motivation, and insight.

Then you will progress to specific behavioural and cognitive interventions like Motivational Enhancement, Brief interventions and Relapse Prevention for behaviour change, substance use, Behavioural activation for depression and Exposure based CBT, Graded exposure and Phase based therapy for anxiety and trauma.

You’ll end this module with the skills you need to provide your clients with a one pager therapy plan.


Outline:
  • Neurological basis of CBT and Mind-Body connections (including gene modulation)
  • History, evolution, clinical indications, and evidence base of CBT REBT. Advantages of incorporating psychotherapeutic principles and interventions in conversations
  • Structured experience of CBT and REBT through demonstration of process and practice in pairs or groups, to learn a structured approach for use in therapy
  • Principles, demonstration of process and practice of ABCDE approach, as it is actually done with clients in therapy, to go through entire process of eliciting cognitive schema and cognitive restructuring using both REBT and CBT, ending with positive self-empowering cognitions elicited in the process, for use as SIT and post session.
  • Understanding in further detail — Cognitive Schema, Cognitive Distortions, Irrational beliefs, Core Beliefs, Coping mechanisms used with core beliefs
  • Understanding in further detail — 4 styles of Disputation/ Cognitive Restructuring; Didactic, Socratic, Metaphorical and Humorous. 3 strategies; Functional, Factual and Rational
  • Bringing it all together, through further demonstration and practice of ABCDE
  • Specific CBT approaches I: Motivational Enhancement and Relapse Prevention — principles, demonstration of process and practice in pairs or groups
  • Specific CBT approaches II: Brief Interventions using FRAMES, 3A structure
  • Specific CBT approaches III: for depression - Behavioural activation and Activity Scheduling. 'TRAP to TRAC'
  • Specific CBT approaches IV: for Phobia, PTSD - Graded Exposure and Phase based therapies as the most evidence based Trauma focused and Exposure based CBT
  • Phobias
  • Specific CBT approaches V: Psychoeducation
  • Principles of Behavioural Therapy (BT), to be able to device a collaborative plan for increasing desirable and decreasing desirable behaviour, especially for children with Intellectual Disability and Neurodevelopmental disorder
Objectives:
  1. Clearer understanding of the Neurological and Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immunological basis of psychotherapy - the 'Mind-Body' connection.
  2. Improved ability to do a structured Cognitive analysis to arrive at cognitive schema of dysfunctional cognitions (including negative automatic thoughts, irrational beliefs and assumptions).
  3. Enhanced ability to use the 'ABCDE' structured approach, to gently challenge and effectively restructure dysfunctional cognitions into helpful and self-efficacious beliefs.
  4. Uncovering self-efficacious cognitions while doing cognitive restructuring, for use in Meichenbaum's self-instructional training (post session use).
  5. Improved ability to use CBT and REBT techniques to manage emotions.
  6. Increased awareness of the Conversational approach and evidence for this approach.
  7. Improved ability to use Motivational Enhancement, Brief interventions and Relapse Prevention to enhance motivation for making change and have a stepwise process for it; whether it is for better coping with emotions, enhancing relationships, making lifestyle modification, or working on substance use disorders and mental illnesses.
  8. Enhanced ability to use psychoeducation based on specific paradigms, to enhance awareness about illnesses and motivation to engage in therapy and take treatment.
  9. Improved ability to use Behavioural activation for depression and Exposure based CBT, Graded exposure and Phase based therapy for anxiety and trauma.
  10. Increased awareness of Mindfulness based approaches, and improved ability to incorporate mindfulness into CBT.

 

 


 

Module 3: Interpersonal Therapy: Principles, problem areas and phase based delivery of IPT and Interpersonal Social Rhythms Therapy for anxiety and depression

When the satisfaction and security of another person becomes as significant to one as one’s own satisfaction and security, then the state of love exists – Harry Stack Sullivan

In your final module, you'll gain a deep understanding of the three factors that contribute to distress or psychopathology and four problem areas to focus on — so you can help change interpersonal factors that predispose, precipitate, and perpetuate an individual’s distress.


Outline:
  • Principles, and theories of IPT. Goals of solving crises, and enhancing a sense of self-mastery, to improve relationships and build social networks
  • Two basic premises of IPT, and the 'Interpersonal Triad'
  • Three factors contributing to distress or psychopathology
  • Four Interpersonal problem areas to focus on - Grief, Role disputes, Role transition and Interpersonal deficits (or sensitivity) - to be able to change the Interpersonal Triad
  • Three phases of IPT : Initial phase to Assess and Accept the link, Middle phase with four general and five specific strategies, and Final phase to build independence and efficacy.
  • Principles of Interpersonal Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT) and delivery in four phases
Objectives:
  1. Improved understanding of the principles, theory and goals of Interpersonal therapy, the 'Interpersonal Triad', and how the interpersonal focus differs from individual focus.
  2. Enhanced understanding through demonstration and practice of two basic premises, three factors contributing to distress or psychopathology, and four problem areas of Grief, Role disputes, Role transition and Interpersonal deficits to focus on, to be able to change 'Interpersonal Triad'.
  3. Structure and delivery of IPT in three and IPSRT in four phases for anxiety and depression.

 


Certificate in Structured Psychotherapies


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