Masterclass Sessions

We welcome attendees at the 46th International Mental Health Conference to select from a range of Masterclasses being hosted on Friday 9 September from 10:30am to 12:00pm. 

Delegates have had the chance to indicate their preference prior to conference, however this is not necessary to attend your preferred session. There is limited capacity for Credentialing and Advanced Empathy masterclasses and we suggest if this is your preference to arrive early to ensure you can attend your preferred session.

 

A number of masterclass facilitators have provided pre-attendance materials and

links are provided below. 

PSYCHOTHERAPY SIG MASTERCLASS 

HOW TO SET UP A PRIVATE PRACTICE 


Presenter: Claire Hudson McAuley 

How to Start a Private Practice (PP) has been such a popular question from members that we decided to lift the veil and run a Masterclass on this topic! Hear secrets and tips from a range of expert nurses who have successfully started and grown their own PP. There are so many ways to do this and enjoy the freedoms and rewards of this way of working. This Masterclass is designed to give you power, focus and clarity for the three phases of planning, start-up, and growth/success. Bring your curiosity and be inspired in a ninety minute immersive learning experience.

CREDENTIALING FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSES


Presenter: Donna Hodgson

 
The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses will be holding a masterclass to provide information on the benefits of credentialing and how to become a credentialed mental health nurse. The Mental Health Nurse Credential recognises the qualifications, skills, expertise and experience of nurses who are practicing as specialist mental health nurses. It demonstrates to employers, professional colleagues, consumers and carers that an individual nurse has achieved the professional standard for practice in mental health nursing. The Credential also increases awareness of the contribution mental health nurses make to the mental health of the community. The ACMHN Credential is the only nationally consistent standard for recognition of specialist mental health nurses. 

CLINICAL SUPERVISION SIG MASTERCLASS 

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CLINICAL SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP 


Presenter: Julie Sharrock 


The position statement on clinical supervision for nurses and midwives, and its accompanying background document provides a foundation on which to build clinical supervision. A key component of the document is the elements that are associated with effective clinical supervision. This masterclass aims to make these elements come to life so that delegates can develop a clearer understanding of how to make the most of the clinical supervisory relationship as a supervisee and supervisor. The masterclass welcomes delegates with varying levels of experience in clinical supervision and those who are simply curious.

CONSULTATION LIAISON SIG MASTERCLASS
 
TEACHING ON THE RUN - IMPROVING MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE GENERAL HOSPITAL
 

Presenter: John Forster 

Twenty percent of patient admitted to the acute health setting have a comorbid psychiatric illness. Nurses in the general hospital setting often lack the skills to provided psychiatric nursing care for this patient population due to a lack of foundational learning. Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Nurses (PCLN) provide an integral role in addressing this gap and improving general nurses understanding of mental illness and requirements for care. They are the face of mental health in the general hospital providing clinical mentoring and mental health education. This Masterclass will include a panel of expert PCLN’s sharing the variety of ways to teach into the general hospital setting. Case presentations and scenarios will be provided to refresh, extend knowledge and develop innovative ideas in designing and developing education in this setting. This will be an interactive session with participants invited to engage in discussion on the different teaching approaches, addressing complexity and risk in this setting and the PCLN role in leading education for psychiatry.

ADVANCED EMPATHY: A MASTERCLASS 

Presentation: Richard Lakeman 


Mental health service users frequently rate the communication of empathy as the most valued capability of mental health nurses. Empathy is the most researched component of the therapeutic alliance, which is one of the most robust predictors of good service user outcomes. Mental health nurses engage with people in extreme states, challenging people’s capacity to respond with empathy. This masterclass explores the importance of empathy and how this communicative skill can be employed therapeutically when working with people experiencing extreme states, perceptual disturbances, or expressing delusional ideas. The workshop is based on the following: Lakeman, R. (2020). Advanced empathy: A key to supporting people experiencing psychosis or other extreme states. The Psychotherapy and Counselling Journal of Australia. 8(1), Available: http://pacja.org.au/?p=5394