Insights from Dr Nardine Elzahaby on meeting CPD requirements

As a psychiatrist, I have found that combining my passion for psychotherapy with my interest in leadership and management has been an effective way to meet my CPD requirements while enhancing my skills and knowledge.

One of the keyways I have achieved this is by pursuing an MBA in Healthcare Management at Deakin University. This program has provided me with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of healthcare systems, leadership strategies, and management practices. The coursework has been invaluable in helping me bridge the gap between my clinical expertise and the broader context of healthcare delivery. Through this program, I have gained insights that have directly influenced my approach to patient care and service improvement.

I am attending formal education in psychotherapy with the Melbourne Association of Psychodynamic Psychiatry. This course has not only deepened my understanding of various therapeutic modalities but has also provided me with practical tools and techniques that I can immediately apply in my clinical practice. By investing in my psychotherapy skills, I have been able to offer a more comprehensive and effective treatment approach to my patients. Additionally, I have actively participated in a peer review group focused on psychotherapy. This group has been an essential platform for sharing experiences, discussing challenging cases, and staying abreast of the latest developments in the field. By engaging in regular peer review sessions, I have been able to continuously refine my psychotherapy skills and ensure that I am providing the best possible care to my patients.

Through a combination of formal education, peer review, and ongoing training, I have found a fulfilling and structured way to meet my CPD requirements while simultaneously enhancing my abilities as a psychiatrist. I strongly believe that by actively seeking out opportunities for growth and development, we can continue to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and make meaningful contributions to the field of psychiatry.


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