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 accessible and relevant continuing education delivered online regularly as an added benefit of College membership.

Spanning a broad range of practice areas, the series has been designed to support members’ continuing professional development and will feature select presentations. Additional learning activities and resources will also be included to supplement individual presentations and provide additional 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.


Tuesday 9 February 2021 | 6 pm AEDT

RANZCP Clinical Practice Guideline on Mood Disorders, 2020 update 

Professor Gin Malhi

Professor Gin Malhi has published over 500 articles, books/book chapters and is in the top 1% most highly cited researchers world-wide. His main areas of interest within psychiatry are mood disorders, neurocognition and neuroimaging and the development of practice guidelines that inform clinical management. And his research is funded by the NHMRC, ARC, ARH and AFSP. He is Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and Bipolar Disorders and President of ISBD and has received many awards for his research and clinical work.


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Wednesday 24 February 2021 | 6 pm AEDT

Best practice guidelines

Presenter TBA

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Thursday 4 March 2021 | 6 pm AEDT

Personality disorders, BPD clinical update

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

Anxiety disorders

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.

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.


Head to Health is the Australian Government’s digital mental health gateway, and offers quality digital mental health resources delivered by trusted Australian service providers. Head to Health aims to help people more easily access information, advice, and free or low-cost phone and online mental health services and supports, that most suit their needs, when and where they need it. Includes links to an information about online anxiety treatments.

The Centre for Clinical Interventions is a specialised clinical psychology service that develops and provides evidence-based treatment, conducts training workshops, and contributes to the evidence base through research. Free online resources including worksheets that can be very helpful for clinicians wanting to provide CBT.

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Wednesday 24 March 2021 | 6 pm AEDT

Hormones and Women’s Mental Health

In this session on ‘Hormones and Women’s Mental Health’, we will discuss 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 discussed, with clinical case discussion and practical tips for psychiatrists to safely use commonly available hormone treatments in their practices.

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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Thursday 1 April 2021 | 6 pm AEDT

Addiction Psychiatry, management of substance misuse 

Dr Emma Schwarz and Dr Sam McBride

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Tuesday 13 April 2021 | 6 pm AEST

Topic TBA

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