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Revalidation and continuing professional development

 

Andrew Amos interviews RANZCP President Prof Malcolm Hopwood.

 

In the December 2016 issue of the Australasian Psychiatry podcast, RANZCP President Malcolm Hopwood describes how the Board and committees have refined the approach to continuing professional development over the last two years. President Hopwood proposes that these  changes anticipate changes being contemplated by the Medical Board of Australia to move to a more structured program of regular revalidation of medical competence. The program includes mechanisms for fellows to contribute to the initial structure and ongoing improvement of the CPD system.

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PWQ Editor Mary Brabeck speaks with author Sara McClelland about her article, "Adapting to Injustice: Young Bisexual Women’s Interpretations of Microaggressions," co-authored by Jennifer D. Rubin and Jose A. Bauermeister.

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The RANZCP has recently adopted a more strategic approach to recognise and encourage leaders from within its fellowship, to ensure ongoing improvement in the management of mental health and general wellbeing in Australasia. In the October podcast, I speak with Associate Professor Greg De Moore of Westmead Hospital about his book “Finding Sanity: John Cade, lithium, and the taming of bipolar disorder”. Professor De Moore describes John Cade as the most influential psychiatrist in Australia’s history due to his role as the herald of the age of psychopharmacology. John Cade's demonstration that lithium could greatly improve the symptoms of patients with bipolar affective disorder was a necessary first step towards the end of the asylum system, as well as the development of more effective and humane alternatives for serious mental illness than older treatments such as psychosurgery, early electroconvulsive therapy, and psychoanalysis. Professor De Moore also discusses how the art of biography allows him to use the story of a fascinating life to reach beyond the academic psychiatric audience to engage the general population in a greater awareness of the history of psychiatry and the nature of mental illness.

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In this podcast, Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg discusses with Laura Crane about her article Conducting research with minimally verbal participants with autism spectrum disorder. If you want to know more about Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg’s work on her website. Posted August 2016


In the August 2016 issue of the Australasian Psychiatry podcast, Dr Andrew Amos speaks with Professor Gordon Parker about his article on the clinical management of patients who are ultra-rapid metabolisers of antidepressant medications. Professor Parker starts with the premise that much of the heterogeneity of response to antidepressant medication is due to the poor reliability of diagnosis, and proposes that antidepressant medication is particularly indicated for patients with melancholic forms of depression. Professor Parker suggests we should be sensitive to the possibility of ultra-rapid metabolism in patients with melancholic depression who report no clinical benefit and no side effects of medication at higher doses, including in young patients experiencing their first episode. He describes his approach, which includes the use of tricyclic antidepressants both because of the existence of serum level assays, and for their greater efficacy in some patients with depression. Finally, Professor Parker discusses the use of stimulant medications and ketamine in patients with treatment-resistant depression, and issues a challenge to the profession to improve the evidence base for treatment-resistant depression and ultra-rapid metabolisers in particular.In the August 2016 issue of the Australasian Psychiatry podcast, Dr Andrew Amos speaks with Professor Gordon Parker about his article on the clinical management of patients who are ultra-rapid metabolisers of antidepressant medications. Professor Parker starts with the premise that much of the heterogeneity of response to antidepressant medication is due to the poor reliability of diagnosis, and proposes that antidepressant medication is particularly indicated for patients with melancholic forms of depression. Professor Parker suggests we should be sensitive to the possibility of ultra-rapid metabolism in patients with melancholic depression who report no clinical benefit and no side effects of medication at higher doses, including in young patients experiencing their first episode. He describes his approach, which includes the use of tricyclic antidepressants both because of the existence of serum level assays, and for their greater efficacy in some patients with depression. Finally, Professor Parker discusses the use of stimulant medications and ketamine in patients with treatment-resistant depression, and issues a challenge to the profession to improve the evidence base for treatment-resistant depression and ultra-rapid metabolisers in particular.

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PWQ Editor Mary Brabeck speaks with author Marina Rosenthal about her article, "Still Second Class: Sexual Harassment of Graduate Students," co-authored by Alec Smidt and Jennifer Freyd.

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 59 “People they are a changin’: the links between anticipating change and romantic relationship quality”: Anika Cloutier from Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada discusses how people’s relationships change over time; and how anticipating a future where themselves and their partner either both change in a similar way, or both stay the same can enable a higher relationship quality between them

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 58 “Self-disclosure to parents in emerging adulthood: Examining the roles of perceived parental responsiveness and separation-individuation ”: Dr Crystal Jiang from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong discusses self-disclosure of emerging adults to their parents and it relates to their process of separation and becoming an individual

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Authors Tawanna T. Gilford and Amy Reynolds discuss their article, "'My Mother's Keeper': The Effects of Parentification on Black Female College Students," along with a participant from the study in their article. 

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Nadya A. Fouad, TCP Editor, interviews Joshua M. Bradley, James L. Werth, Jr. and Sarah L. Hastings about their research into social justice advocacy in rural communities.

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Nadya A. Fouad, TCP Editor, interviews Sue Jacobs, Mary Ann Hoffman, and Sharon Bowman about the counseling psychologist's role in natural disasters.

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JCEDM Editor Amy Pritchett talks to Gary Klein about his article, "A Naturalistic Study of Insight" from the December 2011 issue.

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JCEDM Editor Amy Pritchett talks to Catherine Burns about her paper, co-authored with Maryam Ashoori, "Team Cognitive Work Analysis: Structure and Control Tasks". (File size: 2.73 MB)

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Alex Kirlik talks with Robert Earl Patterson, lead author of the article, "System Dynamics Modeling of Sensory-Driven Decision Priming," which was published in the March 2013 issue of JCEDM.

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 57 “Narrative meaning making, attachment, and psychological growth and stress”: Matthew Graci from Emory University, USA discusses understanding how people turn episodes in time into subjectively meaningful narratives which can shed light on adaptive meaning-making processes

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Leadership and management in Australasian Psychiatry - the Australasian psychiatric fraternity has long provided leadership in understanding the mechanisms, treating the symptoms, and managing the problems associated with mental illness. An early innovator was John Cade, the Australian psychiatrist who first reported the mood stabilising properties of lithium in the late 1940s. The Australasian Psychiatry podcast has interviewed many psychiatric leaders active in our region, from Professor John McGrath constructing a self-perpetuating framework for performing clinical trials while training the next generation of psychiatrist scientists; to Professor Ernest Hunter’s inspiring endeavours to improve mental health care and training for indigenous people in remote Australia and the Pacific Islands; to President-elect of the World Psychiatric Association Helen Herrman’s ambitions to identify, develop, and disseminate knowledge and resources appropriate for improving mental health across all the diverse peoples of the world.

In a wide-ranging interview, Dr O’Connor discusses the need for a new generation of leaders among Australasian psychiatrists, and opportunities for psychiatrists and registrars such as the Leadership Workshops at the College Congress in Hong Kong in May this year. While acknowledging that not every psychiatrist would be interested in pursuing particular leadership roles such as College President, company CEO, or Clinical Director, Dr O’Connor describes the need for many different types of leader in modern mental health, from clinical leadership of individual treating teams, through academic leadership in research and training, to active liaison between the mental health system and other institutions such as government, business, and NGOs. 

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Most doctors derive their sense of worth and identity from meeting the intellectual, emotional, and professional challenges of their demanding but rewarding careers. Psychiatrists in particular rely upon the confidence of their patients to trust us with their intimate thoughts and emotions in pursuit of mental wellness. In the April 2016 Australasian Psychiatry podcast, Professor Carmelle Peisah explores adaptive and less adaptive means used by psychiatrists to manage anxiety about declining capacity as retirement approaches.

Professor Peisah draws upon the articles in the special April issue on successful ageing to illustrate the advantages of continual self-evaluation to allow for the early identification of problems and opportunities associated with changing capacities. The podcast and these eight articles convincingly demonstrate that the decision to retire is highly personalised and related to a considered balance between workload and resilience that changes over time.

 

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PWQ Editor, Mary Brabeck, speaks with author Linda Carli about her article, "Stereotypes About Gender and Science: Women Do Not Equal Scientists." 

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Steven T. Levy, Editor of JAPA, interviews Jeanine M. Vivona, College of New Jersey, about her article "Is There a Nonverbal Period of Development?"

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Steven T. Levy, Editor of JAPA, interviews Lewis Kirshner about his article "Towards an Ethics of Psychoanalysis: A Critical Reading of Lacan's Ethics."

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 56 “Physiology and pillow talk”: Amanda Denes from University of Connecticut, USA talks about the association between individual differences in testosterone and communication after sexual activity

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 55 “Sexualized, objectified, but not satisfied”: Laura R. Ramsey from Bridgewater State University, USA talks about the effect of objectification in romantic relationships

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Relationship Matters Podcast Number 54 “Marital quality and loneliness in later life”: Jeffrey E. Stokes from Boston College, Canada talks about loneliness in marriage

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Doctors Anne Erreich, Jerome Wakefield, Richard Kessler, and Barry Rand participate in an exchange with Professor Thomas Nagel, University Professor of Philosophy and Law at NYU. They address the topic of the mind/body problem and its relationship to psychoanalysis - in particular, the relationship between subjective experience and objective brain processes.

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Eugene Raikhel introduces the special issue in Transcultural Psychiatry April 2016 on Psychiatry in Eastern Europe. Posted April 2016. Read the introduction here.

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In this podcast, Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson discusses with Laura Crane about her article Attitudes of the autism community to early autism research.


Australia is a wealthy, free, and harmoniously multicultural society, but our treatment of people who attempt to achieve asylum by arriving on Australian territory without permission has attracted international criticism and generated fierce domestic debate. The rapid change in boat arrivals associated with the imposition of stronger measures by the Liberal Government led by Tony Abbott in 2013, including offshore processing of claims for refugee status and turning back boats of asylum seekers in some circumstances, appears to have provided the Australian Federal Government with effective political cover, leaving the Opposition unwilling to raise strong moral or ethical objections.

 

Professor Louise Newman of Melbourne University is current Convenor of the Alliance of Health Professions for Asylum Seekers, and past chair of the Expert Health Advisory Group, which was responsible for providing advice to the Government on the health implications of the treatment of Asylum Seekers. In the February 2016 Australasian Psychiatry podcast Professor Newman addresses the professional, societal, and personal implications of mandatory detention. As an infant psychiatrist with expertise and a research history in attachment and trauma, she emphasises the deleterious impact on the mental health and development of young children, and discusses the moral dilemma facing clinicians including psychiatrists who face a double bind when they have to accept legal and practical constraints on their care and advocacy for detained asylum seekers as the cost of providing any care at all.

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Professor Hunter describes the origin of motivation for these conferences in the discrimination he observed in medical institutions in the second half of last century; the work of finding out what was happening in remote communities; and successes and failures in attempts to widespread social, economic, and medical disadvantage.

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