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AUSTRALIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (WA)
Adolescence is a time of changing health needs, requiring medical practitioners to effectively adapt, understand and meet the requirements of their young patient’s needs.
The Youth Friendly Doctor program is designed to provide the medical professional with the skills and knowledge to remain up to date with the most pertinent issues affecting young people and how to best manage these issues.
The program is developed and delivered by health professionals with specific skills in the area of youth health, providing the most current information.
Please note that CPD points for the 2019 program will be applied for with the RACGP and ACCRM.
To be accredited as a Youth Friendly Doctor you will be required to complete both the core module workshops plus one of the elective module workshops
Workshop 1: Mental Health: Diagnosis and Assessment
This elective workshop outlines high prevalence mental health issues facing young people and enhances skills in distinguishing low prevalence and common co-morbid diagnoses. On completion of this workshop doctors have improved ability to assess the psychosocial wellbeing of adolescents using screening tools, consultation techniques and standardised psychometric instruments. This module enhances participants’ interviewing skills with adolescents and their parents.
Date: Tuesday 12 March
Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: AMA (WA) House, 14 Stirling Hwy, Nedlands
Cost: Free for AMA (WA) members, $50 per workshop for non-members
Presenter: Ivan Salmin – Senior Clinical Psychologist at CAMHS