Continuing professional development in mental health professions

CPD – does it really make a difference? Continuing professional development (CPD) is a common aspect of many mental health professions. Participation in CPD is intended to assist mental health professionals in maintaining, enhancing, and further developing their knowledge, skills, and competence, and to ensure the use of evidence-based practices throughout the mental health professions. Yet despite the emphasis on CPD there has, to date, been surprisingly little empirical research …

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Childhood Trauma and Neural Development. Indicators for interventions with special reference to rural and remote environments

Dr Pieter Rossouw, University of Queensland will present at the 4th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium to be held on the 19 – 21 November 2012, Adelaide, South Australia. Advances in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy in understanding the development of the young brain have demonstrated the need for early intervention to address childhood trauma and subsequent detrimental neural development. The prevailing paradigms of psychopharmacological and cognitive based interventions as …

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