Training Program:

Psychiatry GEPIC

This module is designed for doctors who have never successfully completed the Psychiatry GEPIC Stream 1 module and do not hold this accreditation. Accreditation requires you to attend the session and complete the assessment tasks successfully.

Successful completion of the module will lead to the award of Psychiatry GEPIC accreditation.

Stream 2 – If you have already successfully completed this module and you want to undertake continuing education, then you are encouraged to enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC update Stream 2.

Stream 2 modules do not have any assessment requirements, and they will help you improve your proficiency by updating your skills in applying the AMA4 Guides and/or other prescribed assessment methods.

Please note: The prescribed method of assessing psychiatric impairment changed to the ‘GEPIC’ in 2005. Some examiners may have been trained and accredited in the older method of assessing Psychiatric Method (the ‘CGRPI’) but must successfully complete Stream 1 training for the newer Psychiatry GEPIC module to be accredited to use that newer methodology.

Module information

This module teaches the prescribed methodology for assessing psychiatric impairment, but the methodology used is not that from in Chapter 14 of the Guides. A substituted methodology called the ‘GEPIC’ is required to assess Psychiatric impairment for the Victorian Compensation Jurisdictions.

This module covers:

  • The process of assessment of overall psychiatric impairment using the GEPIC (the Guide to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment for Clinicians).
  • Apportionment of Psychiatric Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event.
  • The legislative requirements to further differentiate between certain types of psychiatric impairment that may be related to a compensable event.
  • The approach to taken to disentangle any overlap between the Psychiatric Impairment and organic impairment of the Nervous System.
Upcoming Training Dates:
August 7, 2024 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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