Member Education E-Sessions

RANZCP Member Education E-Sessions 2021

The RANZCP is pleased to announce its second series of Member Education E-Sessions, which will provide clinically relevant continuing education delivered online as an added benefit of College membership.

The series will feature topics that are highly relevant to psychiatrists and trainees across Australia and New Zealand, and individual sessions will also include additional learning materials to provide added CPD value.

Access to the Member Education E-Sessions is free for all RANZCP members. Watch out for individual announcements for each session, which will be made via email and on this webpage during the coming months.


Program

Tuesday 13 April 2021 | 6 pm AEST | 60-minute webinar

Best Practice Guidelines – how are they developed, what are they used for, what are their limitations?

Presenter

Dr Christopher Gale

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Wednesday 14 April 2021 | 6 pm AEST | 60-minute webinar

A distillation of Alcohol and other Drugs: use, misuse and what a psychiatrist should know

Presenter

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Dr Emma Schwarz and Dr Sam McBride

Dr Emma Schwarz is an addiction specialist psychiatrist and the Clinical Director of Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS) Auckland, and the Northern Area Director for the NZ Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 2017 and Medical Chair of NZ National Association of Opioid Treatment Providers. Emma is interested in all things addiction and the science of behavioural change, and has been for some time.

Dr Sam McBride is a Psychiatrist/Addiction Specialist working as Clinical Lead Addictions for Mental Health, Addiction and intellectual Disabilities Service, Wellington, Aotearoa/New Zealand. He graduated from Otago University in 1996 and has been a fellow of the Royal and Australian College of Psychiatrists since 2008 and holds an advanced certificate in Addiction Psychiatry (2010) and is a Fellow of the Chapter of Addiction Medicine (2016). He remains fascinated by the interweaving threads of addiction including medicine, behavioural change, social justice, ethics, and public health.  

Chair

Dr Shalini Arunogiri
 

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Wednesday 21 April 2021 | 6 pm AEST | 60-minute webinar

Attachment, Trauma and Loss - Basics and Breaking News for Psychiatrists

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We now know that we grow best in supportive relationships and recover best from life's challenges in positively connected relationships. However so much can go wrong in our early and later relational life and impact on our need for health care. This talk will offer a review and update for Psychiatrists and trainees around attachment and the nexus with trauma and loss. We will aim to develop a current understanding of the concept of attachment and attachment states of mind for children and adults, including organized and disorganized attachment and complex low-coherence attachment  states. We will aim help with assessment, case formulation and management for both general psychiatry and psychotherapy.

Presenter

Associate Professor Loyola McLean

A/Prof Loyola McLean is a Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in public, private and academic practice with interests in the bodymind interface, stress system disorders, attachment, trauma, psychotherapy and delivering trauma-informed care (TIC). She works in settings of acute, chronic and complex trauma across the continuum of care. Her Adult Attachment Interview Coder and Trainer experience influences her clinical, teaching and research work. She is part of the Westmead Psychotherapy Program team designing and delivering the new online University of Sydney Masters of Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy and is part of the MMed Psychiatry/FEC team at the Brain and Mind Centre.

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Past events

Tuesday 9 February 2021 | 6 pm AEDT | 90-minute webinar

Guidelines are challenging for everyone: a critical discussion with the authors of the RANZCP Mood Disorders Guidelines 

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Last month, the RANZCP published its updated clinical practice guidelines for the management of mood disorders, encompassing both depressive and bipolar disorders. The guidelines provide up-to-date recommendations and guidance within an evidence-based framework, supplemented by expert clinical consensus.

This E-Session presents a panel discussion on aspects of the updated 2020 guidelines that will be of interest to practicing clinicians and psychiatry trainees. In this session, Professor Gin Malhi and his guests will discuss the diagnosis and management of mood disorders, spanning lifestyle interventions to physical treatments, with particular emphasis on psychosocial and pharmacotherapy.

In particular, they will discuss what is new and unique about these guidelines and consider the clinical context in which the recommendations they provide can be applied.

Presenters

Professor Gin Malhi
Dr Bill Lyndon
Dr Darryl Bassett
Professor Greg Murray
Professor Phil Boyce
Professor Mal Hopwood
Doctoral Researcher Erica Bell

Chair

Dr Elizabeth Moore

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Wednesday 24 February 2021 | 6 pm AEDT | 60-minute webinar

Clinical update: Psychiatric Psychotherapy in public and private sectors

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In this E-Session, Associate Professor Paul will discuss some of his own experiences of applying psychotherapeutic approaches in his roles in the public and private sectors: as a clinical lead in emergency mental health and post-discharge services; as a research lead for a state-wide personality disorder service; and as a private practitioner. Building on this, Paul will describe a range of contexts in which psychiatrists can provide expert psychotherapeutic leadership, and champion contemporary, evidence-based approaches, giving examples of roles, approaches and professional development opportunities. He will discuss a range of models of psychotherapy including brief structured therapies and contemporary models of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. He will describe how this is all increasingly important in meeting the mental health needs of the Australian and New Zealand communities, and in particular the needs of what has been termed the 'missing middle'.

Presenter

Associate Professor Paul Cammell

Associate Professor Paul Cammell is a senior psychiatrist and academic based in Melbourne, previously practicing in South Australia from 2002-2016. He now holds a senior clinical position at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, is the Head of Psychotherapy Program at St Vincent's Health Melbourne and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and Flinders University South Australia. 

Paul was previously the binational chair of the College’s Subcommittee for Advanced Training in Psychotherapies Psychiatry, and he supervises and coordinates psychotherapy training programs in different regions of Australia. He was a Visiting Fellow at Otto Kernberg's Personality Disorders Institute (Weill Cornell Medical College, New York) in 2013. He has researched and written in the personality disorder and psychotherapy fields, including two books, Reinterpreting the Borderline (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) and The Therapeutic Encounter (New York: Nova Science, 2019 with Emeritus Professor Ross Kalucy).

Chair

Dr Michael Daubney

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Thursday 4 March 2021 | 6 pm AEDT | 60-minute webinar

Personality disorder ain’t what it used to be…

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This presentation will outline recent developments in classification, outcomes, understanding psychotic symptoms, early intervention, and effective treatments for personality disorder.

Presenter

Professor Andrew Chanen

Andrew Chanen is Director of Clinical Programs and Services and Head of Personality Disorder Research at Orygen in Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. Andrew’s clinical, research and knowledge translation interests lie in prevention and early intervention for severe mental disorders, principally personality disorder, along with mood and psychotic disorders. He established and directs the Helping Young People Early (HYPE) prevention and early intervention program for severe personality disorder in young people. HYPE has been recognised with several awards for advancing healthcare. Andrew currently receives grant funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Australian Research Council. He has over 150 scientific publications. He serves on several Editorial Boards and on a number of expert mental health groups. He is a Past President of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ISSPD) and the recipient of the 2017 Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Field of Severe Personality Disorders from the Borderline Personality Disorder Resource Centre and Personality Disorder Institute, New York.

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Tuesday 16 March 2021 | 6 pm AEDT | 60-minute webinar

Case-based discussions in Anxiety

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This webinar will used case-based material to discuss treatment options in anxiety. Along the way we’ll consider differential diagnoses, case formulation, treatment planning and expected treatment outcomes. Polling will be used to explore participant views, and a Q&A will be facilitated.

Presenter

Associate Professor Lisa Lampe

Lisa Lampe is an academic psychiatrist and Deputy Head of the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Newcastle. Her interest in CBT was ignited as a first year trainee after witnessing the highly effective results of a behavioural program designed by a more senior trainee. Her interest in CBT for anxiety developed out of the opportunity to work at the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD) in a combined research and clinical role as a senior registrar. After two years full-time at CRUfAD, Lisa worked for a decade or so in a mix of private practice and CRUfAD consulting, and fractional academic appointments at UNSW. Along the way she developed an interest in personality and its assessment, eventually combining these interests in a PhD focussed on Avoidant Personality Disorder. Since 2008, Lisa has been primarily an academic, with a small clinical fraction variously in rehabilitation, outpatient assessment and anxiety clinic work, firstly at the University of Sydney and now at the University of Newcastle. She is the author of books, journal articles, workshops, and digital media content.

Chair

Dr Nick O’Connor

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Wednesday 24 March 2021 | 6 pm AEDT | 60-minute webinar

Hormones and Women’s Mental Health

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This session on ‘Hormones and Women’s Mental Health’ will cover the role of gonadal hormones in the aetiology and management of PMDD, perimenopause depression, depression and hormonal contraception. Aspects of perinatal illnesses will also be discussed.

In particular, the impact of estradiol on brain chemistry and circuitry will be examined, with a clinical case discussion and practical tips for psychiatrists to safely use commonly available hormone treatments in their practices.

Presenter

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni 

Jayashri Kulkarni commenced her appointment as Professor of Psychiatry, The Alfred and Monash University in 2002. She directs a large psychiatric research group, the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre (MAPrc), a large multisite clinical research centre with an extensive collaborative network nationally and internationally. The Centre is dedicated to discovering new treatments, new understanding and new services for people with a range of mental illnesses.

Jayashri Kulkarni completed her primary medical degree at Monash University and worked mainly in Emergency Medicine before deciding to specialise in Psychiatry. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists in 1989 and was awarded a PhD from Monash University in 1997 for her thesis 'Women and Psychosis'. Jayashri has pioneered the novel use of estrogen as a treatment for schizophrenia and is internationally acknowledged as a leader in the field of reproductive hormones and their impact on mental health. An expert in Women’s Mental Health, Jayashri was elected the President of the International Association of Women’s Mental Health, a role she held from 2017–2019. She sits on many advisory boards for Government, the NHMRC, Industry and Universities. Jayashri is a popular speaker with numerous media engagements. Professor Kulkarni was recognised for her contribution to Medicine, particularly Psychiatry, by being made a Member of the Order of Australia AM in June 2019.

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