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This one day, nationally accredited course has been designed for staff working in mental health, or those for whom conducting a mental state examination (MSE) is within their current or anticipated scope of practice. The course reflects the current Queensland Health policies and guidelines in reporting and documenting the MSE in a service delivery setting. The learning focuses on the evidence collected during a clinical interview, to promote evidence based clinical analysis and identification of mental state symptoms, and recording observations in the appropriate manner.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: 10120NAT Course in Observing and Documenting a Mental State Examination- Course handout

Unique Student identifier (USI)
Provision of a USI is a Federal Government requirement since 1 January 2015, for all participants of accredited training within Australia. To obtain a USI register as a student via www.usi.gov.au

This one day workshop explores the critical issues in suicide risk assessment and management through a process that develops structured professional judgement.
The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide is applied alongside an in-depth analysis of protective factors, including the role of carers and key support people. Fostering an alliance between staff and people experiencing mental illness, and attention to self-care is threaded throughout the day.
Designed for mental health practitioners, professionals from other services may also find this workshop highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC2 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management - Course handout

The Mental Health Educator Workshop is a three day course which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop their professional competency as an instructional designer and facilitator/educator.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 3 full days 21:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC3 Mental Health Educator Development - Course handout

This two day workshop is practical, collaborative and based on international best practice experiential principles for the training of clinical supervisors. Designed for all mental health practitioners who are currently providing clinical supervision (or working toward a supervisory role) within a mental health service. The aim of the workshop is to facilitate the development of core skills and capability in the supervision practice areas of: the supervisory relationship, holding and maintaining a supervisory alliance, reflection, providing and receiving feedback, and monitoring of safety and ethical dilemmas.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: this course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete QC12 Supervising Supervisors. QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC4 Supervisor - Course handout

This one day workshop explores the fundamentals of best practice models of supervision, addressing the expectations and processes involved in effective clinical supervision. The training is aligned to Queensland Health guidelines for clinical supervision in Mental Health Services, to assist in the delivery of quality, effective and accountable clinical supervision. Designed for all mental health practitioners providing and receiving clinical supervision, the experiential-didactic delivery model enables active engagement and personal reflection on practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: this course is a pre-requisite for those wishing to complete QC4 Supervisor and QC12 Supervising Supervisors.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision - Course handout

This one day workshop aims to promote evidence-based clinical risk assessment and management practices that improve consistency in the assessment and management of consumer risks. The workshop provides participants with skills to gather and identify risk factors relevant to an individual, and complete an analysis of risks weighed against mitigating factors. Designed for mental health practitioners of all levels of experience, professionals from other services may also find this workshop highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 7:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC9 Critical Components of Risk Assessment and Management- Course handout

This two day workshop builds upon the learning from QC4 Supervisor, providing a safe environment for participants to develop advanced skills in providing supervision to those who are clinical supervisors. Outlining the components and stages of supervisory processes will guide the supervising supervisor to establish, negotiate, maintain and end a supervisory relationship, thus decreasing ambiguity and providing clarity for roles and outcomes. Supporting and strengthening consumer centred mental health services is the underpinning focus of clinical supervision practices.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

Note: QC8 Best Practice Models of Supervision and QC4 Supervisor are pre-requisites for those wishing to complete this course.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC12 Supervising Supervisors - Course handout

This half day workshop builds clinicians skills in capacity assessment for the adult consumer. This includes consumers consent to mental health assessment, treatment options and general health care. The Mental Health Act and the Guardianship and Administration Act define capacity and discuss the relevant tribunals for consumer assessment and treatment. The workshop will explore substitute decision makers under the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship and Administration Act. Hands on skill development include reviewing case studies/vignettes to assess for capacity, how to document capacity, and discussion and review of court decisions in regard to capacity. The course is recommended for all clinicians working with consumers, and should be completed as a refresher every two years to ensure currency of practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face Half day training 3.45 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC13 Capacity Assessment - Course handout

This two day course provides clinicians who work with people experiencing mental illness, with the core knowledge and skills required to undertake a comprehensive mental health assessment including individualised treatment and care planning. Underlying principles and processes of recovery, family engagement, strengths and collaboration are explored along with the content of a mental health assessment. Clinicians will also learn about Capacity in adults in relation to consent for mental health assessment. Designed for mental health practitioners, professionals from other services may also find this course highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 2 full days 14:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC14 Mental Health Assessment- Course handout

This half day refresher workshop provides mental health practitioners with an opportunity to update their risk assessment and management skills. It is ideal as an annual competency for all clinicians. Covering the core elements of static, dynamic, protective and unknown risk factors, the course reinforces the importance of thorough risk screening, using informed professional judgement to write formulations/summaries that reflect weighing up of identified risk and protective factors. The course also covers how to use risk information to develop treatment plans guided by the individual needs of the consumer, combined with the underpinning recovery focused, consumer centred values.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face Half day training 3:45 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC19 Risk Refresher - Course handout

This course code selection is reserved for private and tailored training events in a half day format. Please only enrol where you have received marketing inviting you to attend a specific event – these deliveries are usually not on general offer. Marketing information provided will specify the course content relevant to your session, the location and any other special instructions.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 Face-to-face  Half day training  3:45  Fee Schedule.pdf

This course code selection is reserved for private and tailored training events in a full day format. Please only enrol where you have received marketing inviting you to attend a specific event – these deliveries are usually not on general offer. Marketing information provided will specify the course content relevant to your session, the location and any other special instructions.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 Face-to-face  1 full day  7:00  Fee Schedule.pdf

This one day workshop provides invaluable practical skills that have been identified as enhancing a strong therapeutic alliance in any environment. The workshop explores the use of a person centred approach in the development of the therapeutic alliance and provides opportunities to learn and practice skills based on contemporary empirically supported evidence. This course is ideal for anyone wanting to build strengths in communication practices and enhance clinical practice.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face 1 full day 6:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance - Course handout

This video-conference delivered course provides opportunity for remote and rural services to participate in a half day condensed snapshot of risk assessment training. The workshop provides mental health practitioners with an opportunity to achieve a basic understanding of risk assessment and management skills and how to apply them. Covering the core elements of static, dynamic, protective and unknown risk factors, the course reinforces the importance of thorough risk screening, using informed professional judgement to write clinical summaries that reflect the weighing up of identified risk and protective factors. These elements combine in the development of treatment plans guided by the individual needs of the consumer.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 Face-to-face (Video conference)  Half day training  3:45  Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC26 Evaluations of Risk - Course handout

This three-day train-the-trainer workshop is designed to allow clinicians to gain an understanding of the methodology for delivering the R&R2 MHP course to consumers and clients in their service. The R&R2 MHP course is a structured, manualised cognitive-behavioural therapy course which aims at implementing behavioural change and reducing recidivism. It is relevant to continuing care teams, community care teams, forensic mental health teams, prison mental health teams, and other youth and adult services who have a client base that may experience antisocial behaviours as a result of long term institutional care and/or correctional care.

 

A participant of this course will then be accredited to deliver the course to consumers.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 Face-to-face  3 full day  21:00  Fee Schedule.pdf

This one day workshop explores the critical issues in suicide risk assessment and management through a process that develops structured professional judgement.
The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide is applied alongside an in-depth analysis of protective factors, including the role of carers and key support people. Fostering an alliance between staff and people experiencing mental illness, and attention to self-care is threaded throughout the day.
Designed for mental health practitioners, professionals from other services may also find this workshop highly relevant when working with people experiencing mental health problems.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning
1 full day + 1.5 hours eLearning
8:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC2 Engage, Assess, Respond to, and Support Suicidal People - Course handout

This one day workshop is based on the strengths model of recovery and is aligned with Queensland Health recovery-focused strategic goals and standards. By identifying an individual’s strengths the treating team and client can together develop a holistic care plan that sets achievable recovery goals. The training utilises a blended approach, beginning with an eLearning component that introduces the strengths model, followed by a full day face-to-face workshop that includes interactive discussions and simulation activities. Prior completion of QC23 Forming the Therapeutic Alliance is highly desirable.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:00 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC24 Working with Strengths in Recovery - Course handout

This course is designed for Educators delivering SRAM-ED workshops in local HHS services. Participants must be committed to delivering a prescribed number of sessions as determined by local staffing needs and provide documented evidence of these in reports to the primary stakeholder.

An Expression of Interest must be submitted, addressing selection criteria, in order to be considered for this course. Contact sramed@health.qld.gov.au for more information.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 1.5 days + 2 hours eLearning 14:00 Upon application for non-Queensland Health staff

Note: if you are interested in attending a local SRAM-ED Foundational or Advanced workshop please contact your local educator. Local workshop sessions are not managed by the Learning Centre.

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC25 Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in an Emergency Department Setting (SRAM-ED) - Train-the-trainer - Course handout

This training course focuses on the knowledge and skills required to deliver safe group-based therapeutic interventions. The blended learning course comprises of two components - beginning with an eLearning module (part 1), followed by a full day face-to-face workshop (part 2). The course explores the following key issues around group facilitation in therapeutic contexts: safe group facilitation principles, structure of group sessions, management of group dynamics and process issues, and the role of the facilitator. The workshop focuses on consolidating theory and process through activities and experiential exploration, with a particular focus on the management of group dynamics and facilitation challenges.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 1 full day and 1.5 hours eLearning 7:30 Fee Schedule.pdf

More information about this course is available in the handout: QC27 Group Facilitation in Therapeutic Contexts - Course handout

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Foundational training is a blended learning course comprising of two eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The two eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face foundational workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 1 hour (eLearning) 1:00 None

Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) Advanced training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians’ working in emergency department settings with patients who are at risk of suicide. The four eLearning modules are prerequisites to attending the face-to-face workshop.

If you have not yet enrolled in the face-to-face workshop you will need to register your interest with your local trainer.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 2 hours (eLearning) 2:00 None

Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway Training is a blended learning course comprising of four eLearning modules and a full day face-to-face workshop. This course is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of clinicians working in a Gold Coast Mental Health Service to support their work with patients at risk of suicide. This training also supports the implementation of the “Suicide Prevention Pathway”. The four eLearning modules take approximately 30 minutes each to complete and are pre-requisites to attending the face-to-face workshop. This training is a modification of the Suicide Risk Assessment and Management in Emergency Department Settings (SRAM-ED) training. The training in the first 3 modules will make reference to Emergency Departments, however the skills are transferable to all settings. Module 4 specifically addresses the Gold Coast Suicide Prevention Pathway.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Face-to-face + eLearning 2 hours (eLearning) 2:00 None

The Mental Health Act 2016 (MHA2016) Capacity Assessment and Advance Health Directives training package provides opportunities for clinicians to apply knowledge and skills to clinical scenarios, related to these components of the legislation. The modules build on the knowledge covered in the MHA2016 online learning package (available on iLearn). The package is aimed at mental health clinicians and students, and may be particularly useful for Authorised Doctors, Psychiatric Registrars, and Authorised Mental Health Practitioners. A toolkit of resources is also included to be used in face-to-face deliveries.

 Delivery Mode  Duration  Hours of active learning  Cost
 eLearning  2 hours  2:00  None

The Acute Management Plan (AMP) is a concise clinical document that provides relevant, succinct information to clinicians working in acute care teams, emergency departments, and other entry points into mental health services.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

This Sensory Approaches training course is designed to provide an introduction to the use of sensory approaches in mental health settings. The course has been designed through collaboration between the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning (Learning Centre) and the Occupational Therapy Mental Health Sensory Approaches Clinical Collaborative. The package will provide you with an introduction to the use of sensory approaches and how they work, as well as some skills and techniques to begin to use sensory strategies in your contact with mental health consumers. We hope this training course will assist and enhance your clinical skills and benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

As a clinician working in mental health it is important to know about cognitive deficits as they are the most significant factor affecting a person's long term functioning. They impact on a person's recovery process and their ability to have success in work and relationships. This training course is designed to provide mental health clinicians with an introduction to the cognitive difficulties that people with a mental illness may face and identify some strategies and therapies that would be helpful. This self-paced eLearning course is targeted to nursing, allied health (social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists), and medical staff working in mental health settings, predominantly in Queensland Health. The course is suitable for both novice and experienced clinicians and takes approximately two (2) hours to complete.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

Increasingly, clinicians in Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Services are being expected to provide integrated treatment to consumers with both mental health and alcohol and other drugs problems. The module will take approximately six (6) hours to complete and consists of vignettes for assessment, treatment, relapse management and motivational interviewing. In addition, study points are provided as well as tasks and quizzes which consolidate and assess learning.

Acknowledgements

This project was funded by the Queensland Health Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Directorate and a 2010 eLearning Innovations Grant from the Australian Flexible Learning Framework

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 6 hours 6:00 None

Please note that this course makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This course will be updated in due time to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Individual Placement and Support (IPS) Model provides a structured approach for mental health services to engage with employment consultants to provide their consumers with access to competitive employment. Recovery literature emphasises the importance of meaning, purpose, and community connectedness to the health and wellbeing of people with a mental illness. It is recognised that employment can be a significant contributing factor in relation to recovery. Employment is one of the most effective means for creating social inclusion, dignity, fulfilment, improved mental health and quality of life. This learning resource is designed to provide clinicians with an introduction to the IPS Model, its principles, evidence for its effectiveness and how to create an employment environment.

The content of this course was developed by Jo Sherring of The Maya Academy info@themayaacademy.com.au

We hope this two (2) hour training course will benefit you, your service, and the consumers with whom you have contact. It is intended to help you to assist consumers to move towards gaining competitive employment.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2 hours 2:00 None

This Mental State Examination (MSE) training course is currently under review and is temporarily unavailable for new enrolments. The course currently makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000 and will be updated to align with the Mental Health Act 2016. It is anticipated that the course will be made available again in November 2017.

If you have previously started the course and have not yet completed it in full, you are welcome to continue. However, it is recommended that you recomplete the course once it is amended with up-to-date content.

A police and ambulance intervention plan (PAIP) is a plan developed by mental health clinicians that provides specific information and strategies regarding a consumer to inform and assist the Queensland Police Service (QPS) and the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) to mediate a mental health event involving a consumer in the community.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

The Cultural Capability for Mental Health eLearning module aims to provide mental health clinicians with a better understanding of the cultural needs and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The program embeds a recovery-focused, trauma-informed approach; identifies needs across the continuum of care, from emergency departments to community; and introduces participants to methods for applying a cultural lens in clinical practice, with an emphasis on culturally capable mental health assessment. This module gives you the basis to work on your life-long cultural learning journey.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 1 hour 1:00 None

The CBT for psychosis (CBTp) Awareness course is designed as an introduction to the application of CBT for psychosis. It will take approximately two and a half (2.5) hours to complete and provides a brief review of cognitive behaviour therapy, an outline of models of psychosis, case formulation for CBTp and key foundational skills in undertaking CBT for patients with psychosis. It is an introductory course and is aimed at clinicians with a foundational understanding of CBT as well as a working understanding and familiarity with consumers with psychosis. As such, it is suitable for case managers and clinicians who wish to increase their skills and knowledge in an evidence based approach to assist clients with some of the core difficulties especially around delusions and hallucinations.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 2.5 hours 3:00 None

This course is aimed at mental health staff facilitating cognitive remediation programs. The eLearning will take around three (3) hours to complete, and will help you develop your understanding of the cognitive problems experienced by many people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and how these might impact recovery, and give you enough working knowledge of Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) for you to be able to make a start.

You need to have completed the pre-requisite eLearning course: ‘Cognition in Mental Health and the Impact on Day-to-Day Functioning‘. It is recommended that you arrange supervision to ensure transfer of skills.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
eLearning 3 hours 3:00 None
Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 6 hours
6:00 None

This release includes updates to several of the existing CIMHA modules. New features and functionality have been included to ease use and improve functionality. Some of these new features include: Add a Diagnosis, Review a Diagnosis - Confirm existing Diagnosis, Review a Diagnosis - Supersede existing Diagnosis and Updating the Current Diagnosis using Outcomes.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 1 hour
1:00 None
Please note that this resource makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This resource will be updated in due course to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.

The Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning has been involved in the development of this video Real Lives, Real People, Real Journeys. It showcases consumers, carers and mental health staff sharing their personal stories to promote an understanding of recovery.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 20 minutes
0:20 None

This resource provides an overview of CYMHS philosophy and frameworks and addresses the first phase of Core Competency development in CYMHS in the areas of assessment, formulation and treatment planning. Each unit provides introductory theory via DVD presentations with accompanying PowerPoint notes and additional learning materials, including reflective exercises/clinical activities to consolidate learning.

Delivery Mode Duration Hours of active learning Cost
Resource 2 - 4 hours per unit (6 units)
2 - 4 hours per unit (6 units) None

Please note that this resource makes reference to the Mental Health Act 2000. This resource will be updated in due course to align with the Mental Health Act 2016.