Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) workshop - Christchurch
Location: Pegasus Health, 401 Madras Street, Christchurch
This workshop will be presented by Psychiatrist Dr Rob Shieff, (bio below) and will provide a refresher of familiar concepts and an update on some new ideas. A consultant from the Anxiety Disorder Service, Canterbury DHB will provide a local perspective.
Severe, traumatising stress is an alarmingly common experience, leaving many of us with psychological scars that can persist, with devastating effects on our quality of life, for many years.
Christchurch has shouldered more than its fair share of significant events through the last decade, which have generated enormous distress in the community, and imposed substantial demands on health care providers.
This workshop will take a comprehensive look at PTSD in the hope of providing attendees with a clear understanding of the nature of the process, and the options available for its treatment. We will cover some of the key issues concerning:
• Models to explain cause – both neurological and psychological
• Treatment – including medication and psychotherapy techniques
The aim is to create an interactive workshop, where you will have plenty of opportunity to share experiences, raise concerns and ask questions.
Dr Rob Shieff MBChB, FRANZCP
Rob is a psychiatrist working in private practice. He has a particular interest in the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. He has considerable experience in the use of medication and in the provision of short term, skills-based forms of psychotherapy including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Mindfulness-based applications.
He also has considerable experience as a teacher and presenter and is a sought-after conference speaker.
Registration fee: $75.00 (includes GST) - please note transport costs will not be covered by PHARMAC.
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm (morning tea and lunch will be provided)
Audience: GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and Pharmacists working in primary care.
Last updated: 6 August 2019