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Welcome to the February 2012 CPD
You can now sort the module titles on our
modules page by subject area (category), duration, CPD domain
and other useful classifications and find just what you are looking
for to meet your professional development requirements. And don’t
forget you can now use CPD Online to gain up to 25 hours towards
your annual CPD requirements.
Read further information on the forthcoming changes to the
College’s CPD policy
Use the tools available to
you, by Dr Liz Hare, CPD Online
The Chinese have a saying: ‘Experience is the
comb life gives you when you are bald’. Taking part in lifelong
learning can give you the tools you need before it is too late.
With so much educational material out there, however, it is
important to plan well, hence the importance of taking advice from
your peer group as well as recommendations from your medical
manager, who will have a view on the wider priorities of the
service. I hope many of you will take the time to listen
to the January
podcast interview, in which two giants of British psychiatry,
Professors Robin Murray and Tim Crow, share their experience of
research into psychosis.
December CPD Online e-newsletter we heard from clinicians in
Crawley about their working through modules in a collaborative
manner, sharing expertise and experience. This development deserves
attention as it can address the important aspect of social
learning, which can be missing from on-line activities. In
addition, Harvard Professor Eric Mazur
(1977) has demonstrated in teaching physics to his students
that discussing problems with their peers promotes deep learning -
that is, an understanding that stays with you beyond the time of
the activity. He argues that fellow learners can sometimes
better appreciate and explain the snags and pitfalls of difficult
areas in a way that an 'expert' might not. We would be
pleased to know how you are using our modules and
An introduction to CBT in psychosis
Find out when and how to use cognitive behaviour therapy in
clinical practice. This module contains a number of case scenarios
so you can learn how to engage with your patients effectively and
develop successful treatment plans.
Understanding a patient’s spirituality can
aid your perception of what is troubling them, but it also can
offer many challenges. Develop the ability to engage meaningfully
and fruitfully with patients’ spiritual concerns whilst being aware
of the boundaries and ethical, confidentiality and privacy
Professor Jonathan Bisson provides detailed
guidance on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He compares the
diagnostic criteria, outlines the various psychological models of
the disorder, and provides direction on the prevention and
management of PTSD and the success rates of the interventions
health worker led intervention for depressive and anxiety disorders
Murray: the nature and history of psychosis
Neurosurgery and neuromodulation for mental disorder (Parts 1
The Mental Health Act (1983): criteria for
The pharmacological management of mania
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With best wishes,
The CPD Online Team