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Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training

 

Objectives

 

FPS CPD extends the skills in the provision of Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS), developed from evidence-based psychological interventions.

FPS CPD courses build on the skills acquired through FPS ST. This can include activities based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and interpersonal therapy (ITP).

To maintain registration with Medicare Australia as a FPS provider, GPs are required to complete at least one FPS CPD course every triennium (beginning after the first triennium in which FPS ST was completed). This will ensure continued use of MBS items that relate to the provision of FPS (2721–2717; or non-VR equivalent 283–287).
 

Requirements

 

FPS CPD activities may include the following:
 

 

The GPMHSC adjudicates the content of all mental health continuing professional development (CPD) activities, independently of RACGP CPD and/or ACRRM PDP requirements. This ensures that all education and training for GPs in mental health meet the standards set by the GPMHSC.
 

Accreditation process

 

Please note: Training providers are not rquired to complete the FPS ST application for GPMHSC accreditation.
 

RACGP accredited courses

 
  1. Training providers are required to mark FPS CPD under the Specific requirement eligibility section of the activity notification form.
  2. The RACGP CPD state faculty program coordinator will flag the request for FPS CPD accreditation to the GPMHSC.
  3. The GPMHSC will review the content of the activity and then notify the training provider of the outcome within 2–4 business days upon receipt.
 

ACRRM accredited courses

 

Training providers are required to send a written outline of activity content to the GPMHSC, explaining how it relates to FPS and general practice. The GPMHSC will review the content of the activity and then notify the training provider of the outcome within 2–4 business days upon receipt.
 

Outcomes

 

Training provider can use GPMHSC approved logo on advertising and marketing materials.

For more information on the application and adjudication process, download the Mental health training standards 2020 – 22: a guide for training providers.


Downloads

Mental-health-training-standards-2020-22_A-guide-for-training-providers.pdf