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This activity is accredited by the RACGP (40 CPD points) as Focussed Psychological Strategies Skills Continuing Professional Development (FPS-CPD). It meets the requirements for ongoing training this triennium for those GPs already accredited for FPS. (Note: an application will also be made to ACRRM for accreditation as a PDP activity shortly.)
Trauma can have far-reaching effects. This 6-hour training on the comprehensive treatment of adults impacted by TRAUMA aims to provide GPs with evidence-based information about the psychological treatments of trauma-related problems and disorders, and to provide skills training related to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as applied to trauma.
The care of people who have experienced trauma and who suffer from Acute Stress Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), related anxiety, depression or substance-use issues, or complex PTSD is vital within primary healthcare. It is vital that FPS Skills trained GPs are provided with an opportunity to learn more about assessing and comprehensively managing trauma, including up-skilling on CBT as applied to trauma.
On completion of the training, participants will be able to:
. (1) Review trauma-related diagnoses, assessment and treatment guidelines.
. (2) Differentiate the psychological treatments for trauma-related disorders.

. (3) Recommend appropriate psycho-education tools for trauma and its 
. (4) Design a comprehensive treatment plan for a patient experiencing PTSD. 

. (5) Role-play a range of CBT skills utilized in treating trauma.


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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.