Welcome to the December 2011 CPD
Now use CPD Online for half your
annual CPD requirement – From the end of January 2012 the
number of hours of CPD Online that you can put towards your annual
CPD requirements rises from 10 to 25 hours. Since this is half
of your requirement, it means that you will get even more value
from your subscription!
My CPD Online –
The “My CPD” section on the CPD Online site has now been renamed
“My CPD Online”. This is a permanent change to help avoid confusion
with any other parts of the College’s CPD programme.
Share your CPD Online experience, By
Gavin McKay and Giuseppe Spoto on behalf of the Crawley/Horsham CPD
We would like to report back to members on a
very successful training event we had in Crawley, facilitated by
Daniel Tomkins from the CPD Online team. The College has been
active in introducing e-learning as an additional method of
delivering personal development plans as part of the CPD cycle and
this will soon be further facilitated by the increasing of the
number of CPD credits achievable through e-learning. We invited
Daniel to give a demonstration of CPD Online on 30 September 2011.
The aims were to introduce CPD Online to group members and to
stimulate interest in e-learning as a group activity.
We invited members of two local CPD Peer
Groups for a one-hour session using the multimedia projector in our
conference room. The group members had a range of CPD Online
experience, with some having completed several modules and others
yet to subscribe. The session started with a demonstration of the
CPD Online “control panel” – the notebook and certificate storage
facility. We then worked through the CPD Online module Treating depression in later life as a group.
The group was unanimous in its view that it was an extremely
valuable experience. The learning was very active, with an
atmosphere of lively participation. The module test was taken as a
group before and after the module in an open and democratic manner.
This was great fun and drew out competitive streaks in several
We are planning to continue to meet for
e-learning sessions and integrate this into our CPD programme,
hopefully also purchasing an institutional subscription to CPD
Online. Thanks again to Daniel for a very successful day.
If you would like a quote for a
multi-user license please contact Daniel Tomkins, Sales and
Marketing Manager, on 020 7235 2351 x6120 or
7 new CPD Online
Body dysmorphic disorder: Parts 1 and
Patients with body dysmorphic disorder are
preoccupied with the notion that one or more features of their
appearance are unattractive, ugly or deformed. Formal diagnosis by
mental health professionals is often a long time after onset
despite factors including social isolation, depression, and high
risk of suicide. Learn more about this disorder in
Part 1, and in
Part 2 find out how to diagnose and treat it.
GAIN Guidelines: Mental Health (NI) Order
Four new modules have been developed to
support the GAIN Guidelines on the use of the Mental Health
(Northern Ireland) Order 1986, the legislation governing the care,
treatment and protection of persons with a mental disorder in
Module 1 provides a detailed introduction to the legislation
and the principles and additional legislation informing practice.
Module 2 covers admission to hospital,
Module 3 assessment and treatment, and
Module 4 safeguards and rights.
Stimulants: epidemiology and impact on mental
Do you know which are the most frequently
misused stimulants and what their impact on mental and physical
health is? Understand the psychopathological consequences related
to substance misuse and refine your diagnostic and clinical
Post-traumatic stress disorder
The Mental Health Act (1983): criteria for detention
View the most popular modules and podcasts over the past
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With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team