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Understanding Mental Health For Practitioners

As a practitioner of any modality, you may come across various mental health issues in your practice. In this workshop, you learn information & tools to assist you in understanding different mental health conditions.

Topics covered include:

  • Undertand how mental illness is categorised
  • Define some commonly used terms including: psychiatry, neurology and psychology
  • Learn some strategies for addressing clients with mental health issues
  • Define the concept of personality disorder
  • Describe some common personality disorders
  • Understand the concept of a mood disorder
  • Describe the risk factors for the development of a mood disorder
  • Identify the classification of mood disorders
  • Describe the characteristics of some common mood disorders
  • Recognise the spectrum of signs and symptoms of anxiety disorders
  • Identify the characteristics of different anxiety disorders
  • Define psychosis
  • Understand the aetiology, signs and symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Understand the definition of an organic brain disorder
  • Recognise the characteristics of dementia and Alzheimer's disease
  • Understand the definition of an eating disorder
  • Identify the characteristics of some common eating disorder
  • Recognise the impact of substance abuse in Australia
  • Define some common terms related to substance abuse
  • Identify some common illicit drugs
  • Discover some helpful website resources for substance abuse

Who is this workshop for?

This Understanding Mental Health workshop is suitable for health care workers who have completed Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure, Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems & Integrative Anatomy & Physiology.

A Certificate of Attendance is issued to participants upon completion


Course Fees: $125.00

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