Psychologists & the APS, GPs & the RACGP & GPMHSC, Primary Health Care Nurses and the APHCNA or APNA please read below.

The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (formerly the Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) Course approval. 

The Australian Primary Herlath Care Nurses Association aka Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA) approval for the Clinical Courses for 48 CPD hours will extend for the next year until 2015.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has approved the Advanced Clinical Course for the 2014 to 2016 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 2 ALM's (80 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.
  • 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 approved the Advanced Clinical Course for Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) Continuing Professioanal Development (FPS-CPD), formerly termed level 2 CPD, for GPs to retain Medicare Australia FPS related mental health item numbers.

Please note that GPs DO NOT need to be vocationally regsitered to apply to Medicare for FPS item number utilisation..

All psychologists please note that the Advanced Clinical Course in CBT-FPS-Hypnosis to be held in Melbourne with the  Event Dates: 12 May 2014 to 17 May 2014 has been listed on the APS website after being approved for publication by the APS. It is now live online with Event No: 013675

Unique APS Web Address: http://www.psychology.org.au/Events/EventView.aspx?ID=13675

All CMH training can be used by psychologists towards CPD requirements for the AHPRA and for Medicare requirements for FPS re-registration. Please note while this event is listed on the APS website the APS only accredits APS run training since 2012.

Applications have been made to several funds to apply for Private Health Fund Benefits for Hypnotherapy Services provided by graduates of the College of Medical Hypnosis Clinical Course CBT - FPS and the Advanced Clinical CBT - FPS Courses.

We are making enquiries as to whether we should advise postgraduates to ring or write to your health fund to request that you acquire provider status for the provision of hypnotherapy services, not to be regarded as a hypnotherapist but to be an AHPRA registered health professional or social worker (registered with the AASW) who provides hypnotherapy services. The health funds respond to the needs of their members and one very large fund is looking to cancel hypnotherapy services because of the lack of claims for hypnotherapy by it's members.

This is applicable for nurses and dentists who do not have Medicare funding for the psychological services which they provide including hypnotherapy and for psychologists, social workers and occupational therapists when the 10 item numbers for the Focussed psychological Strategies sessions have been concluded. 

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College of Medical Hypnosis Clinical Courses are accredited by:

Australian Association of Social WorkersAustralian College of Mental Health NursesRACGP QI&CPD PointsANZCA - Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetistsacrrm Australian College of Rural and Remote MedicineAustralian College of MidwivesGPMHSC Accredited ActivityThe College of Nursing CPD hoursapna endorsed 2016