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Domestic Abuse & Family Violence: GP Psychiatry Support Series


This recorded webinar aims to educate GPs to effectively manage patients who are experiencing family and domestic violence; provide advice on how to open a dialogue with these patients and create treatment plans/pathways. The webinar will also help GPs develop an understanding of the mental health factors involved.

During this webinar, Dr Martin Cohen, Psychiatrist in conjunction with Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh, GP, will dicuss tips and resources available for GPs, as well as:

  • The prevalence of family and domestic violence and frequency of presentation in General Practice.
  • How a GP can define family and domestic violence and having a patient centred conversation.
  • Determining risks based on presentation and screening tools to use to assess safety.
  • The Mental Health considerations when dealing with family and domestic violence.
  • Children living with family and domestic violence and when to consider mandatory
  • GPs working with whole families.

The recording is one hour long and includes a post-activity quiz.

Brought to you by ProCare

The discussion is presented by ProCare Mental Health Services, a not for profit organisation based in Waratah NSW. ProCare’s clinicians work with GPs to provide counselling, psychology, and psychiatry consultations. Additionally, they provide the free “GP Psychiatry Support Line” service (1800 16 17 18) which is an initiative funded by 6 Primary Health Networks in NSW.


This course is formally accredited with the RACGP for 1 Hour - Educational Activity. 

RACGP Activity Number: 726221

Accredited with ACRRM Activity ID: 32199

Course Educators
Dr Martin Cohen
Dr Martin Cohen

Psychiatrist and Deputy Commissioner for Mental Health Commission of NSW. (PhD, MBBS; FRANZGP)

Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh
Dr Elizabeth Hindmarsh

Libby is a GP with over 30 years experience. She has a special interest the area of family abuse and violence. She is co-editor with Prof Kelsey Hegarty of the ...


Recorded Webinar

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1 hour of CPD - Educational Activity

Educational Activities: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Medical Education, Mental Health


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