Benefits which you will Gain from this Course

  • Personal skills including relaxation, guided imagery, positive-realistic thinking and self hypnosis, to help you to cope with stress.
  • Practical professional skills to expand your practice by utilising management strategies to help people with: anxiety (both phobias and generalised anxiety disorder-GAD), insomnia, smoking, obesity and pain, and also skills to improve concentration, clarity of thought, decision-making, memory, self confidence, feelings of self control, self empowerment and facilitated healing. All courses include hypnotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS).
  • An enjoyable learning experience with other professional health colleagues. A valuable experience of sharing collegiate support with other like minded professionals. The conversations generated during the breaks continue the learning experience, as colleagues from various disciplines share and discuss the many topics explored. Many fine friendships have begun at these courses.
  • Daily relaxation sessions, both with the group and in smaller groups of two or three during which tension reducing and confidence boosting suggestions are given. These sessions are designed to reinforce your own coping skills and to enhance your cognitive performance, including your ability to generate positive and realistic trains of thought.
  • All course notes are provided as a course handbook. You do not need to take any extra notes unless you prefer to do so in an exercise book which is provided. The course handbook is sent to you when you enrol, so that you can do pre-reading before the course.
  • A course text book is given to you at the training, The Use of CBT in General Practice by Dr Lee David.
  • You also receive a recording for when you enjoy your own relaxation. You will receive a twin CD set of relaxation recordings titled: Being Relaxed. (We also have available the 3 CD pack for Successful Childbirth titled Relaxation for Natural Childbirth containing a 24 page booklet. Other titles are also available on cassette, not on CD such as Advanced Relaxation (1 & 2), Self Confidence, Successful Sleeping and Successful Slimming. It is planned to digitalise them at a later time.)
  • Lunches plus morning and afternoon 'tea' during each of the days at the training. 

The booklet titled "A Positive Mind" by psychologist Dr Jason Han.

The ability to combine the clinical use of Hypnosis, CBT and the FPS.

The Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT-FPS) plus the Statement or Certificate of Attendance or Completion showing the professional accreditations for the training.

Further workshops or topics such as: study, exam performance, depression and further pain management strategies are available after completing the Clinical Course.

There are three different Advanced Clinical Courses which each utilise a variety of therapeutic approaches.

GPMHSC $600 FPS Training Subsidy Available

Eligible GPs will be refunded $600 upon successful completion of FPS ST and once their FPS provider status is confirmed by Services Australia (Medicare). The subsidy was available initially for GPs who undertook training and registered between 1 August 2021 and 30 June 2022 and was then extended into 2023 and 2024.

Fees for 2024

There are 10 week and 5 week early bird discounts for the 6 day course for fees paid in full by the early bird date.

The 10 week early bird discounted fee is $ 2,599 which includes 10% GST.

The 5 week early bird discounted fee is $2,699 which includes 10% GST.

The full fee is $2,799 which includes 10% GST.

This represents $200.00 discount for 10 weeks in advance full payment or $100.00 discount for 5 weeks in advance payment.

Professionals re-attending the same course again in the future receive a 20% discount.

Cancellations

Course numbers for Face to Face courses are kept low and course room size maximised to minimise covid risk. We have not had any students acquire covid at these courses.

Cancellations after enrollment are subject to a non-refundable $550 fee plus the cost of any books that an enrollee choses to keep or has used. Cancellations within a month of a course make it difficult to find replacement professionals when the other enquiring professionals have already been told that a course is full, precluding them from enrolling. Hence cancellations within 4 weeks of a course are subject to full fee cancellation.

The Relevance of the Programme to you as a Health Professional

The skills obtained in this course will help you to recognise and manage stress in your own life, as well as to assist you to help your clients or patients. All health professionals in clinical practice need peer support and stress management strategies, as we are leaders and motivators within the community, encouraging an attitude of health and hope, against a continual tide of illness and distress.

The topics covered in the clinical course are:

  • Abreaction (catharsis)
  • Autonomic nervous system
    Clinical relevance eg. anxiety, tension
    Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Bedside manner
  • Behaviour Modification
    (important core principles)
  • Belief systems
  • Body Language changes and markers
  • Biofeed back eg. temperature, galvanometry
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - CBT
  • Controlled Breathing
  • Counselling skills including:
    Attending and listening
    Pacing
    Client centred orientation
    Interpersonal dynamics
    Structured problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence - importance in the psychotherapeutic setting
  • Confidentiality and consent
  • Catharsis
  • Cathexis
  • Clinical significance of spontaneous somnambulism
  • Cognitive therapy (important core principles)
  • Depth of hypnosis - various scales
  • Diurnal or circadian rhythm
 
  • Exercise programmes
  • Focussed Psychological Strategies 
  • Goal setting
  • Guided imagery
  • History taking
  • Hypnosis definition
  • Meditation - clinical significance
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Precautions with the use of hypnosis
  • Physiology and principles of diet
  • Positive thinking - mental attitude - self image
  • Psychoeducation
  • Relaxation
  • Reality testing (care to avoid perfectionism)
  • Rapport
  • Record keeping
  • Risk assessment
  • Semantics
  • Self hypnosis
  • Self instructional training
  • Self esteem
  • States of consciousness
  • Srtuctured Problem Solving
  • Subconscious - conscious mind
  • Stress management comfort zone
  • Therapeutic suggestion
  • Time management in the clinical situation
  • Trance states
  • Waking hypnosis and waking suggestion
  • When to refer to another professional

Skills taught in the Clinical Course

You will learn specific skills which are used when employing the trance state of hypnosis. You will be taught the steps required to use relaxation, guided imagery and hypnosis in a clinical situation.

These skills include:

  • Rapport enhancement skills
  • History taking / assessment
  • Goal setting, including reality testing
  • Obtaining consent
  • Confirming technique suitability
  • Positioning of the patient
  • Induction techniques for trance
  • Seclusive suggestions
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Testing for involvement
 
  • Ego strengthening with appropriate cognitions / suggestions
  • Facilitative suggestions
  • Wake up procedure and its importance
  • Post hypnotic / relaxation procedure
  • Elicitation and recording of subjective experiences reported by clients
  • Ability to handle catharsis and abreaction
  • Arranging follow up sessions / review

Download the Course Application Form


Clinical Hypnosis, Counselling, Relaxation, Stress Management, Guided Imagery, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the GPMHSC approved Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) Skills Training (FPS-ST) and FPS-CPD plus MH-CPD Course for Health Professionals.

N.B. This course includes the Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS-ST aka Level 2, approved by the GPMHSC) as required for general medical practitioners (GPs) to register with MEDICARE to use several extra mental health item numbers and for generalist psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to also use MEDICARE FPS related mental health item numbers in clinical practice. This training has multiple professional accreditations to support continued registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The course previously also contained Mental Health Skills Training (MH-ST Level 1).

RACGP approved for GPs for 5 Accredited Activities for a total of 76 CPD hours for EA 39.5 hours  RP 30 hours and MO 6.5 hours.

NB GPMHSC $600 FPS Training Subsidy Available

Eligible GPs will be refunded $600 upon successful completion of FPS ST and once their FPS provider status is confirmed by Services Australia (Medicare). The subsidy has been progressively available for GPs who undertake training since 1 August 2021, initially until 30 June 2022 and then 2023 and this has been extended to 2024.

The 2024 Clinical Course is being held in SYDNEY and it is hoped to be conducted again in the future in Brisbane and Melbourne.

  • Increase your therapeutic power
  • Boost compliance
  • Encourage loyalty
  • Expand your practice
  • Empower your patients/clients/consumers

You will learn how to help your patients with and without medication. Many students comment that this is one of the best courses that they have ever attended. Learn the theory and how to put it into practice.

This is a practical and cost effective course.

You can expect to learn a lot at this course and then to enjoy using these new skills – for self hypnosis and for helping your patients. You will learn and understand how hypnosis is produced, including its occurrence in every day life. Hypnosis is used to empower people and to increase their self efficacy.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of CBT, guided imagery, counselling, stress management and relaxation. The emphasis is on using a positive approach with your patients. Each day the whole group relaxes together. CBT and the FPS form the platform for the knowledge and skills acquired in this course.

Each time we relax, confidence building suggestions are given to improve wellbeing, concentration and self esteem.

You will also be practising relaxation and hypnosis with your colleagues each day in small groups. Group debriefing follows practical sessions. All activities are voluntary. No activity is compulsory. You will learn a variety of techniques so that you can vary the relaxation, guided imagery, CBT approach or hypnotic procedure according to the personality of the patient.

Rapid techniques are included which are useful for the busy practitioner.

You will learn how to achieve relaxation and self hypnosis.

When you know how to develop a feeling of relaxation yourself, you are more effective in using relaxation with others. By the end of this course, you can expect to be proficient at inducing relaxation, guided imagery and hypnosis and using CBT techniques with appropriate patients.

You can use these skills in your practice immediately.
This is an initial course in hypnosis, FPS and CBT, but it is much more than an introductory course.

This is one of the best courses that you will ever attend.


The Clinical and Advanced Clinical Courses as well as the One Day Mental Health Modules and all Single Day Mental health Modules each contain Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) and CBT and Single Mental Health Modules are accredited with the GPMHSC for FPS-CPD and MH-CPD.

Clinical Courses are being conducted in Sydney only in 2024. Health professionals who need to complete FPS-CPD requirements such as those required for Medicare can attend the first day of the clinical course or a Single Mental Health Module to attain FPS-CPD and MH-CPD such as GPs, psychologists, clinical psychologists, OTs and social workers.

Eligible Health Professionals

The College of Medical Hypnosis has been conducting courses regularly for many years and has trained health professionals from every state in Australia as well as students from overseas. This course is restricted to health professionals only who have medical, para medical or psychological training. The majority of students are medical practitioners, psychologists, mental health social workers, mental health nurses and other nurses. Australian health professionals attending these courses need to have AHPRA national government registration to enable them to work in clinical practice, such as nurses and midwives, psychologists, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors & osteopaths, or to be a social worker with membership of the AASW. Participants need to provide evidence of actual registration documentation. Social workers need to provide copies of qualifications plus professional vocational insurance.

Core Therapies Taught

The core therapies taught are for management programmes for:

  • anxiety reduction
  • insomnia treatment
  • smoking cessation
  • weight loss
  • memory enhancement
  • improved concentration
  • self-esteem strengthening
  • facilitation of decision making
  • pain reduction
  • emotional healing
  • empowerment and self efficacy
  • appropriate self control

This course involves 48 hours of interactive learning, held over 6 days, from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm each day. An assessment is held at the conclusion of each day during the course, leading to the award of:
The Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

There are further courses including three different Advanced Clinical Courses available once you have consolidated the skills which you will learn in the Clinical Course, these are

Three different Certificates of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

With further course involvement and assessment, this course leads on to:
The Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

Completion of all three Advanced Courses leads to:
The Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

Course Approvals

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has approved the Clinical Course for the 2023 to 2025 triennium for vocationally registered general practitioners (VRGPs) for:

  • 5 CPD Approved Activities (AAs) (formerly Accredited Activities and previously again Active Learning Modules category 1 each worth 40 CPD points) which total of 76 CPD hours including EA, RP and MO. VR GPs need a minimum of 50 CPD hours per annum. Modules 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 have been assessed and approved by the RACGP for 5 AAs with 76 CPD hours, enough for an entire year.
  • This course meets most of the educational requirements for VR and non-VR GPs for the year and towards the triennium, except for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) also known as Basic Life Support.

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has assessed 4 modules (1, 2, 4, 5) of this course and approved this training on behalf of Medicare Australia for the 2023-2025 triennium for GPs for: Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS-ST) formerly termed level 2 for GPs to register with Medicare to use the FPS related mental health item numbers.

The GPMHSC includes the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Mental Health Council of Australia plus the RACGP and ACRRMPsychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and GPs can use the FPS accreditation for GPs to substantaite their own professional development requirements for Medicare re-registration and for their AHPRA re-registration.

The GPMHSC has also approved 5 modules of the Clinical Course for GPs for FPS Continuing Professional Development (FPS-CPD) to retain their registration with Medicare to use the  FPS related Medicare item numbers. Also approved by the GPMHSC for the Single Day Mental Health Module for FPS-CPD and MH-CPD.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Programme, under Knowledge and Skills Activity Short Format Learning as 2 Credits per hour totalling 96 credit points.

The Autralian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) CPD criteria are met for this training course.

Psychiatrists are able to allocate 48 PD credit hours for this course.

Physicians can allocate CPD credit hours under 'Structured Learning Projects'.

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) for 65 Credit hour points.

Psychologists can calculate their own CPD hours, see http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=17343

Course Past Approvals

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has listed the course on the APS website Events calender. The APS has previously approved the courses for it's members since the first approvals in 1995 by the then director of training and standards Dr Alison Garton. The APS stopped approving any courses for PD other than it's own training courses ie, run by or on behalf of the APS, since October 2012. These courses were previously approved until October 2012 for 45 Generalist credit hours as well as by the Clinical, Community, Health and Counselling Colleges in various recent years. These prior accreditations by the APS can be used as a guide for psychologists in self assessing CPD allocation in 2024.

The Psychologists Registration Board of NSW approved this course in 1995 for intern or conditionally registered psychologists in NSW for 20 credit hours. From 1996 the Psychology Board delegated credit hours allocation to a training psychologist's individual supervisor rather than the Psychology Board itself. Individual supervisors could then use the previous Board allocation of approved credit hours as a guide. The 20 hours were the maximum allocation allowed for a training course at that time.

OT Australia previously approved the training for 30 points in category 6, but they no longer accredit any training courses for any training organisations in recent years.

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) in the past triennium approved for 48 CPD credit hours. Social workers caould calculate their own CPD hours. The AASW has ceased the function of course accreditations.

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) in the pre-previous triennium for PRPD points for the entire clinical course or per module when doctors attended the first module alone or re-attended a single module or re-attended any of the modules of the course.

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) approved in recent years for 48 CPE points.

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) in recent years for 45 CPD hours.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APHCNA) aka The Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) was approved for 48 CPD hours until July 2017.

The Irish College of GPs approved the Clinical Course in 2003.

Venues

The clinical course will be held at 175 Conference Centre in Westmead in SYDNEY in 2024.

Courses were prviously held at the following venues for many years:

Sydney
Cumberland Psychiatric Hospital,
Hainsworth St. Westmead or Fleet St. North Parramatta 2145.

Melbourne
The St Michael's Church on the corner of Russell and Collins Street Melbourne AND The Collins St Baptist Church 174 Collins St, Melbourne 3000.

Brisbane
Mercy Place, 371 Simpsons Rd. Bardon 4065.

Darwin
The Darwin venue for the One Day Mental Health Module will be the Casuarina Campus of Charles Darwin University. TBA.

Further venue details will be given upon enquiry.

Course fees for skills training which you will use in your profession are tax deductible.

* The RACGP only guarantees credit points when both course convenors and participants comply with RACGP requirements such as completion of course assessment forms.

The Relevance of the Programme to you as a Health Professional

The skills obtained in this course will help you to recognise and manage stress in your own life, as well as to assist you to help your clients or patients. All health professionals in clinical practice need peer support and stress management strategies, as we are leaders and motivators within the community, encouraging an attitude of health and hope, against a continual tide of illness and distress.

The topics covered in the clinical course are:

  • Abreaction (catharsis)
  • Autonomic nervous system
    Clinical relevance eg. anxiety, tension
    Sympathetic and Parasympathetic nervous systems
  • Bedside manner
  • Behaviour Modification
    (important core principles)
  • Belief systems
  • Body Language changes and markers
  • Biofeed back eg. temperature, galvanometry
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - CBT
  • Controlled Breathing
  • Counselling skills including:
    Attending and listening
    Pacing
    Client centred orientation
    Interpersonal dynamics
    Structured problem solving skills
  • Communication skills
  • Confidence - importance in the psychotherapeutic setting
  • Confidentiality and consent
  • Catharsis
  • Cathexis
  • Clinical significance of spontaneous somnambulism
  • Cognitive therapy (important core principles)
  • Depth of hypnosis - various scales
  • Diurnal or circadian rhythm
 
  • Exercise programmes
  • Focussed Psychological Strategies - FPS 
  • Goal setting
  • Guided imagery
  • History taking
  • Hypnosis definition
  • Meditation - clinical significance
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Precautions with the use of hypnosis
  • Physiology and principles of diet
  • Positive thinking - mental attitude - self image
  • Psychoeducation
  • Relaxation
  • Reality testing (care to avoid perfectionism)
  • Rapport
  • Record keeping
  • Risk assessment
  • Semantics
  • Self hypnosis
  • Self instructional training
  • Self esteem
  • States of consciousness
  • Srtuctured Problem Solving
  • Subconscious - conscious mind
  • Stress management comfort zone
  • Therapeutic suggestion
  • Time management in the clinical situation
  • Trance states
  • Waking hypnosis and waking suggestion
  • When to refer to another professional

Skills taught in the Clinical Course

You will learn specific skills which are used when employing the trance state of hypnosis. You will be taught the steps required to use relaxation, guided imagery and hypnosis in a clinical situation.

These skills include:

  • Rapport enhancement skills
  • History taking / assessment
  • Goal setting, including reality testing
  • Obtaining consent
  • Confirming technique suitability
  • Positioning of the patient
  • Induction techniques for trance
  • Seclusive suggestions
  • Maintenance techniques
  • Testing for involvement
 
  • Ego strengthening with appropriate cognitions / suggestions
  • Facilitative suggestions
  • Wake up procedure and its importance
  • Post hypnotic / relaxation procedure
  • Elicitation and recording of subjective experiences reported by clients
  • Ability to handle catharsis and abreaction
  • Arranging follow up sessions / review

Download the Course Application Form


Clinical Hypnosis, Counselling, Relaxation, Stress Management, Guided Imagery, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and the Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) Course for Health Professionals.

N.B. This course includes both Mental Health Skills Training (MH-ST Level 1) plus Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS-ST Level 2) as required for general medical practitioners (GPs) to register with MEDICARE to use NINE extra mental health item numbers and for generalist psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists to also use MEDICARE FPS related mental health item numbers in clinical practice. This training has multiple professional accreditations to support continued registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). 

The 2020 Clinical Course is being held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne

  • Increase your therapeutic power
  • Boost compliance
  • Encourage loyalty
  • Expand your practice
  • Empower your patients/clients/consumers

You will learn how to help your patients with and without medication. Many students comment that this is one of the best courses that they have ever attended. Learn the theory and how to put it into practice.

This is a practical course.

You can expect to learn a lot at this course and then to enjoy using these new skills – for self hypnosis and for helping your patients. You will learn and understand how hypnosis is produced, including its occurrence in every day life. Hypnosis is used to empower people and to increase their self efficacy.

This course will teach you the fundamentals of CBT, guided imagery, counselling, stress management and relaxation. The emphasis is on using a positive approach with your patients. Each day the whole group relaxes together. CBT and the FPS form the platform for the knowledge and skills acquired in this course.

Each time we relax, confidence building suggestions are given to improve wellbeing, concentration and self esteem.

You will also be practising relaxation and hypnosis with your colleagues each day in small groups. Group debriefing follows practical sessions. All activities are voluntary. No activity is compulsory. You will learn a variety of techniques so that you can vary the relaxation, guided imagery, CBT approach or hypnotic procedure according to the personality of the patient.

Rapid techniques are included which are useful for the busy practitioner.

You will learn how to achieve relaxation and self hypnosis.

When you know how to develop a feeling of relaxation yourself, you are more effective in using relaxation with others. By the end of this course, you can expect to be proficient at inducing relaxation, guided imagery and hypnosis and using CBT techniques with appropriate patients.

You can use these skills in your practice immediately.
This is an initial course in hypnosis, FPS and CBT, but it is much more than an introductory course.

This is one of the best courses that you will ever attend.
The Clinical and Advanced Clinical Courses as well as the One Day Mental Health Modules and all Single Day Mental health Modules each contain Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) and CBT.

Clinical Courses are being conducted in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. Health professionals who need to complete FPS-CPD requirements such as those required for Medicare can attend the first day of the clinical course to attain FPS-CPD such as GPs, psychologists, clinical psychologists, OTs and social workers.

Eligible Health Professionals

The College of Medical Hypnosis has been conducting courses regularly for many years and has trained health professionals from every state in Australia as well as students from overseas. This course is restricted to health professionals only who have medical, para medical or psychological training. The majority of students are medical practitioners, psychologists, mental health social workers, mental health nurses and other nurses. Australian health professionals attending these courses need to have AHPRA national government registration to enable them to work in clinical practice, such as nurses and midwives, psychologists, medical practitioners, occupational therapists, dentists, physiotherapists, chiropractors & osteopaths, or to be a social worker with membership of the AASW. Participants need to provide evidence of actual registration documentation. Social workers need to provide copies of qualifications plus professional vocational insurance.

Core Therapies Taught

The core therapies taught are for management programmes for:

  • anxiety reduction
  • insomnia treatment
  • smoking cessation
  • weight loss
  • memory enhancement
  • improved concentration
  • self-esteem strengthening
  • facilitation of decision making
  • pain reduction
  • emotional healing
  • empowerment and self efficacy
  • appropriate self control

This course involves 48 hours of interactive learning, held over 6 days, from 8.30 am until 5.30 pm each day. An assessment is held at the conclusion of each day during the course, leading to the award of:
The Certificate of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

There are further courses including three different Advanced Clinical Courses available once you have consolidated the skills which you will learn in the Clinical Course, these are

Three different Certificates of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

With further course involvement and assessment, this course leads on to:
The Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

Completion of all three Advanced Courses leads to:
The Diploma of Advanced Clinical Hypnosis (CBT - FPS).

Course Approvals Applications are being resubmitted in early 2020 with the RACGP, ACRRM and GPMHSC.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) approved for the 2017 to 2019 triennium for vocationally registered general practitioners (VRGPs) for:

  • 6 Active Learning Modules (ALM's) each worth 40 category 1 points. VR GPs need a minimum of 1 ALM's (40 CPD points) out of a total 130 CPD points required per triennium. The remainder of the points can be acquired from either category 1 or category 2 activities. GPs can also complete their required PLAN activity based upon one of the ALMs contained in the clinical course.
  • This course covers the complete educational requirement for VR GPs for the triennium, except for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and clinical audit.

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has assessed this course and approved this training on behalf of Medicare Australia for the 2017-2019 triennium for GPs for both: 

Mental Health Skills Training (MH-ST) formerly termed level 1 and Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training (FPS-ST) formerly termed level 2 for GPs to register with Medicare to use the Mental Health Treatment Plan and Review as well as the FPS related mental health item numbers.

The GPMHSC includes the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, the Mental Health Council of Australia plus the RACGP and ACRRMPsychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and GPs can use the FPS accreditation for GPs to substantaite their own professional development requirements for Medicare re-registration and for their AHPRA re-registration.

The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) for PRPD points for the entire clinical course or per module when doctors attend the first module alone or re-attend a single module or re-attend any of the modules of the course.

The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) approved for 48 CPD credit hours. Social workers can calculate their own CPD hours. 

The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) approved for 48 CPE points. 

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association 9APHCNA) aka The Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) was approved for 48 CPD hours until July 2017.

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) CPD Programme, under Knowledge and Skills Activity Short Format Learning as 2 Credits per hour totalling 96 credit points.

The Autralian Dental Association (ADA) and the Dental Board of Australia (DBA) CPD criteria are met for this training course.

Psychiatrists are able to allocate 48 PD credit hours for this course.

Physicians can allocate CPD credit hours under 'Structured Learning Projects'.

The General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) has approved for GPs for FPS Continuing Professional Development (FPS-CPD) to retain their registration with Medicare to use the  FPS related Medicare item numbers. Also approved for the Advanced Clinical Courses and the One Day Mental Health Module for FPS-CPD and MH-CPD.

The Australian College of Midwives (ACM) for 65 Credit hour points.

The Australian College of Nursing (ACN) for 45 CPD hours.

Psychologists can calculate their own CPD hours, see http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=17343

Course Past Approvals

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has listed the course on the APS website Events calender in 2015. The APS has previously approved the courses for it's members since the first approvals in 1995 by the then director of training and standards Dr Alison Garton. The APS no longer approves any courses for PD other than it's own training courses ie, run by or on behalf of the APS, since October 2012. These courses were previously approved until October 2012 for 45 Generalist credit hours as well as by the Clinical, Community, Health and Counselling Colleges in various recent years. These prior accreditations by the APS can be used as a guide for psychologists in self assessing CPD allocation in 2018.

The Psychologists Registration Board of NSW approved this course in 1995 for intern or conditionally registered psychologists in NSW for 20 credit hours. From 1996 the Psychology Board delegated credit hours allocation to a training psychologist's individual supervisor rather than the Psychology Board itself. Individual supervisors could then use the previous Board allocation of approved credit hours as a guide. The 20 hours were the maximum allocation allowed for a training course at that time.

OT Australia previously approved the training for 30 points in category 6, but they no longer accredit any training courses for any training organisations in recent years.

The Irish College of GPs approved the Clinical Course in 2003.

Venues

The Clinical course will be held in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. The Advanced Clinical Course will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2020.

at:

Sydney
Cumberland Psychiatric Hospital,
Hainsworth St. Westmead or Fleet St. North Parramatta 2145.

Melbourne
The St Michael's Church on the corner of Russell and Collins Street Melbourne AND The Collins St Baptist Church 174 Collins St, Melbourne 3000.

Brisbane
Mercy Place, 371 Simpsons Rd. Bardon 4065.

Darwin
The Darwin venue for the One Day Mental Health Module will be the Casuarina Campus of Charles Darwin University. Planned for 2021, TBA.

Further venue details will be given upon enquiry.

Course fees for skills training which you will use in your profession are tax deductible.

* The RACGP only guarantees credit points when both course convenors and participants comply with RACGP requirements such as completion of course assessment forms.

College of Medical Hypnosis Clinical Courses are accredited by:

Australian College of Mental Health NursesRACGP QI&CPD PointsANZCA - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetistsacrrm Australian College of Rural and Remote MedicineAustralian College of MidwivesThe College of Nursing CPD hours