Dr Cate will be facilitating “Interpersonal Therapy in Practice”, a 20-hour program which has been developed to provide GPs and interested mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn practical skills in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) to manage patients in their everyday practice.

IPT focuses on how interpersonal relationships affect the individual and their mental health, with particular focus on issues around grief, conflict and social support. The workshop will be informative and interactive. Working with common couple issues will also be addressed.

Who: GPs seeking FPS mental health accreditation (to claim FPS item numbers 2721 and 2725; applicable to items 170-172), or wanting to upskill or maintain mental health accreditation. Interested mental health professionals also welcome.

This activity has been approved by the RACGP QI&CPD Program in the 2017-19 triennium: 40 Category 1 points – Activity: 126254And accredited by the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) as a FPS ST (Primary Pathway) activity for the 2017-19 triennium.


Brisbane Hilton in May prior to the BFD Conference on 29th and 30th May.

(More workshops may be held depending upon demand).


PAYMENT can be made via the website shop.

Download flyer here.  (Sydney workshop no longer available, but BRISBANE is.)


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.

‘Introduction to Hypnosis’ will run on Saturday 31st August (9.30-5pm) and Sunday 1st September (9.30-3pm) in North Melbourne, Victoria.  

The cost will be $520.00 (plus GST $52.00).

Please email Dr Cate if you are interested in attending. A flyer will be up soon. 


Workshops on other topics will be organised depending upon requests!

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