A range of workshops, retreat days and training programs are available in 2021:

** ONLINE RETREAT focusing on INTUITION, PURPOSE & WELLBEING (open to all)

Do you need some time out, self-care and revitalisation? Are you interested in WELLBEING, INTUITION & PURPOSE. Then please join Dr Cate on Sunday 8th August, 2021 for this ONLINE RETREAT, between 10am and 3pm (time out for lunch 12 to 1pm!).

Dr Cate will share insights related to intuition including her 7-step model for developing your intuition (which includes connection, meditation, creativity and positivity). We will also explore the concept of purpose, with ways to cultivate it and how to deal with barriers, such as self-criticism. AND this interactive day will foster your wellbeing.

The overall aim is for you to have some space to explore, connect with yourself and others, and have some fun and enjoyment too! There will be practical exercises and meditations during the retreat.

AND you will be sent a few items beforehand, including Dr Cate’s book on ‘Intuition’. Please register for the day here

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** FOR GPs and HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, Dr Cate will be facilitating a number of six and 20-hour programs. These provide an opportunity to learn practical skills in a range of therapies to better manage patients/clients in everyday practice.

These include:

1) ADVANCED MANAGEMENT OF ANXIETY DISORDERS: FOCUSED PSYCHOLOGICAL STRATEGIES

What: This 20-hour training aims to provide GPs and other health professionals with the skills and knowledge to effectively assess and manage anxiety disorders, and to develop skills in relevant evidence-based therapies (CBT, relaxation therapy).

This activity is accredited by the RACGP (40 CPD points); ACRRM as PDP activity; and the GPMHSC as Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Training.

The format will be interactive, with case discussions and skills development. It will be facilitated by Dr Cate Howell and Dr Michele Murphy (Clinical Psychologist), authors of ‘Release Your Worries: A Guide to Letting Go of Stress and Anxiety’.

Where: Unley venue in Adelaide TBA.

When: Friday Sept 3rd (registration 4.45pm, course 5-9pm); Saturday 4th Sept 8.30am-5.45pm; Sunday 5th 8.30am-5.00pm**

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1.Distinguish the perspectives and needs of consumers and carers to inform care.

2.Determine the appropriate MBS items to utilise in relation to mental health care and delivery of Focussed Psychological Strategies.

3.Describe effective assessment of patients experiencing anxiety disorders.

4.Generate comprehensive management plans for patient with different types of anxiety disorders.

5.Implement focussed psychological strategies for patients with anxiety disorders including psycho-education regarding nature of the disorder and related resources.

Please register for the Adelaide workshop via the shop tab (workshops) and find flier attached here

**NOTE: A workshop in CALOUNDRA, QLD, IS CURRENTLY BEING PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 2021. PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR INFORMATION OR EMAIL DR CATE (cate.howell@gmail.com).

2) MEN’S MENTAL HEALTH: MENTAL HEALTH SKILLS TRAINING 

This interactive one-day workshop aims to increase knowledge and skills in relation to assessing and managing men’s mental health issues and current treatment approached.

It is an accredited RACGP and ACRRM activity, and with the GPMHSC for Mental Health Skills Training and MH CPD, and will be delivered by Dr Cate Howell, author of ‘The Changing Man A mental health guide’.

The workshop will outline the main mental health disorders affecting men, including epidemiology; the key aspects of diagnosis and assessment, including the use of assessment tools; more on men’s mental health concerns; overview of management, including treatment planning and range of treatment approaches and available community supports, referral pathways and resources.

Please be in touch with Dr Cate regarding the availability of this workshop.

On completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

1.Determine appropriate MBS items to utilise in relation to mental health care.

2.Describe the most common mental health issues affecting men in the Australian community.

3.Differentiate the perspectives and needs of consumers and carers to inform subsequent care.

4.Choose appropriate assessment strategies for men (including risk-assessment) presenting with mental health concerns.

5.Generate an evidence-based and needs-based GP mental health treatment plan, in consultation with consumers and carers.

6.Determine local services and resources in relation to providing holistic mental health care for men.

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NEWS! Dr Cate is now an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and is keen to deliver training for professionals, workplaces and the community. Please watch this page for updates, or if you want to request a course, please contact Dr Cate via cate.howell@gmail.com

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Hypnotherapy training – Dr Cate has two weekend workshops to train you in the basics of hypnotherapy:

1) Introduction to hypnosis – all the basics, including inductions, safeguards, deepening the relaxed state, giving suggestions and self-hypnosis. The use of hypnosis to reduce stress and anxiety and to change behaviours (e.g. quit smoking) will be covered.

2) Next level hypnosis – focussing on a range of life and clinical issues (such as sleep problems, low mood and pain), and how hypnosis can specifically assist the client to manage these issues. Various scripts and tools will be provided.

Where/when: to be advised

PLEASE CONTACT DR CATE (cate.howell@gmail.com) with any queries.