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We will discuss the prevalence of adolescent anxiety, assessment, and evidence-based face-to-face and online approaches to empowering young people.

The webinar examines the prevalence, assessment, and evidence-based intervention for adolescent anxiety, with a particular focus on some of the evidence-based online anxiety treatment programs that GPs and allied health professionals need to know about. The evidence around the efficacy and usefulness of different programs will be discussed along with practical aspects of using the programs. We will use a case example to explore the best approaches to working with young people with anxiety and the range of reliable Australian online resources available to health professionals to use to improve outcomes for adolescent patients/clients with anxiety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the prevalence of adolescent anxiety and possible factors contributing to this
  • Identify reliable youth anxiety assessments, including online options
  • Understand the core components of the gold-standard intervention for adolescent anxiety
  • Describe various Australian e-Mental Health programs available for youth anxiety
  • Engage young people with e-mental Health programs as a useful adjunct to treating adolescent anxiety

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.

Summary:

  • 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.

When

  • Thursday, 1pm AEST 24 September 2020
  • Thursday, 8pm AEST 24 September 2020

Audience

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.

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