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Webinar 27A - Burnout (Afternoon)

Please note that this is the registration page for the afternoon event to be held on 2 April 2019 at 1pm AEDT. To register for the evening event, please click here.


Burnout is an issue much talked about today in the health professions and human services generally. It is not a considered disorder per se, but a set of symptoms associated with intolerable levels of work stress. In this webinar we will discuss what constitutes burnout. What causes burnout and what we can do to prevent and treat it.

In this webinar

This is the first of a set of two webinars focussing on work-related issues. This webinar will focus on the phenomonen of burnout, and the next will explore the subject of mental health in the workplace. They are linked issues but not quite the same.

Professor Gordon Parker will join us on video to talk about the academic background to the concept of burnout. His research assistant and PhD student psychologist Gabriela Tavella will be there to expand on Professor Parker’s remarks and translate them to our clinical context.

Also joining the panel from Melbourne will be former GP, medical writer and now career coach to health professionals Dr Jocelyn Lowinger.

Completing the panel will be  Dr Elizabeth Lennon, an organisational psychologist and executive coach who completed her PhD with Medicines Sans Frontiere’s field workers, who daily confront suffering, injustice and difficult work conditions.

We will discuss the phenomenon of burnout from all these points of view and consider what we can do to treat end prevent burnout in others and ourselves.

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The webinar series

The webinar series examines some of the online mental health treatment programs that GPs need to know about, focusing on evidence-based programs that have been developed in Australia. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs.


  • e-Mental Health programs are a useful adjunct to mental health treatment in primary care
  • there is good evidence that patient outcomes improve with the use of e-Mental Health programs
  • a variety of locally-developed e-Mental Health programs are available
  • GPs need to be familiar with the programs their patients are using and be able to recommend the use of these programs appropriately.


GPs and GP registrars, psychologists and allied mental health practitioners, in fact any health professional with an interest in improving outcomes for patients with mental health conditions.

Course Educators
Dr Jan Orman
Dr Jan Orman

MBBS MPsychMed

GP Services Consultant at Black Dog Institute

Gabriela Tavella
Gabriela Tavella

Gabriela Tavella works as a researcher investigating the causes, assessment, and treatment of mood disorders at the Black Dog Institute and UNSW. She has a...

Dr Jocelyn Lowinger
Dr Jocelyn Lowinger

Dr Jocelyn Lowinger has an Honours degree in Medicine (1994) and a Master of Science in Coaching Psychology. A former GP, Dr Lowinger now works in medical profe...

Dr Elizabeth Lennon
Dr Elizabeth Lennon

Dr Elizabeth Lennon (PhD, MBA, MA, BScHons) is an organisational psychologist and executive coach with a background in both counselling psychology and managemen...

Prof Gordon Parker
Prof Gordon Parker

Prof Gordon Parker is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of NSW and founding director of the Black Dog Institute.

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Duration: 1 hr

2 QI&CPD points | 2 Core ACRRM points | MH CPD

Areas Of Interest: General Practice, Mental Health


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