Dr Cate will be facilitating a number of six and 20-hour programs which have been developed to provide GPs and interested mental health professionals with an opportunity to learn practical skills in a range of therapies (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy) to manage patients in their everyday practice.

Who: GPs seeking Mental health Skills Training and FPS mental health accreditation, or wanting to up skill or maintain mental health accreditation. Interested mental health professionals also welcome.

Programs are currently being updated and accreditation will then be sought with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and the General Practice Mental Health Standards Collaboration (GPMHSC) for the current triennium.

Where/when: to be advised

Online programs are also being developed currently.



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: dates to be advised.

Workshops on other topics will be organised depending upon requests!

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