Initial Assessment and referral - Decision Support tool Workshops 1 & 2

The Initial Assessment and Referral (IAR) and Decision Support Tool (DST) helps general practitioners and clinicians to recommend the most appropriate level of care for a person seeking mental health support.

The IAR-DST is designed to assist the various parties involved in the assessment to determine the most appropriate care type and intensity for individuals. Service providers, intake teams and PHNs responsible for undertaking initial assessments which may involve making recommendations on the level of care required.

Workshop agenda:

Part 1 of the workshop runs for 30 minutes. The training topics will include:

  • Introduction to the IAR and the development of the IAR national guidance.
  • Orientation to the domains, levels of care and the DST.

 Part 2 of the workshop runs for 90 minutes and includes an interactive training session. The training topics will include:

  • Application of the IAR in assessment and intake settings (practical group activity using vignettes).
  • Discussion and reflection from groups.
  • Clinical judgement and supported decision making, care preferences and care type.

Please note: GPs and GP registrars who attend the two workshops in the one online session will be remunerated $300* and CPD hours are available. CPD hours and payment apply only upon successful completion of both workshops.

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Event Details

July 9
10:30 AM -
General Practice

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