We want you to experience unrestricted access to the largest repository of mental health CPD programs available anywhere in the country. When you join for just $39/month (or $349/year), you'll get access to over 80 videos presented by leading national and international experts.
You'll also have access to over 110 professionally-developed courses exploring a range of mental health subjects, including the following Focused Psychology Strategies (FPS) topics: applications of cognitive-behavioural therapy, relaxation strategies, anger management, social skills training, stress management, parent management training, interpersonal therapy, psychoeducation, plus much more.
10-hour Psychological First Aid course ($595.00 value), covering the following topics:
Over 110 specialist, text-based CPD courses
Over 100 hours of video learning on-demand
New programs released every month
Huge range of topics and modalities
CPD endorsed by leading associations
Videos presented by international experts
Online, 24/7 access
Over 100 hours
of Video Workshops
Dear Mental Health Professional,
Finding relevant professional development can be challenging. Firstly there is the geographical challenge - not all activities are delivered near your location. Secondly there is the timing challenge - activities do not always cover the topic of your interest at the time you have available. Thirdly there is the financial obstacle - physical CPD activities can be costly once you sum up registration fees and logistics required to attend.
These challenges can be a significant impediment to how much professional development you can access each year – and create a great deal of stress if you are required to attain a minimum number of CPD hours per year to maintain your membership or board registration.
What if you could access over 300 hours of CPD, including numerous programs covering Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) topic areas, from the comfort of your workplace or home, and at your convenience? With Mental Health Academy, now you can.
And during a limited time only we’re offering you a special welcome gift when you join Mental Health Academy. You’ll receive access to the Psychological First Aid course, valued at $595.00 – absolutely free. This is the most valuable CPD investment you’ll ever make. But before we get to that, let’s review what you’ll receive with your membership.
When you join Mental Health Academy, you'll have immediate access to all our courses. There are currently over 110 courses to choose from, exploring a diverse range of mental health subjects, including the following Focused Psychology Strategies (FPS) topics:
Applications of cognitive-behavioural therapy
Social skills training
Parent management training
Plus much more.
Some of the most recent and upcoming courses include:
MHA videos are recorded directly from conferences and workshops, then edited for viewing online. This means you can learn first-hand from leading experts, without having to travel interstate or paying hundreds of dollars in registration fees.
And to bring you some of the best quality content available anywhere in the world, MHA is partnered with Alexander Street Press, one of the world’s leading publishers of academic and educational videos for mental health professionals.
With unlimited replay and easy access to supporting resources, you can watch videos by some of the world’s leading mental health authorities such as Dr Allen Ivey, Dr Mary Bradford Ivey, Dr Samuel Gladding, Dr Jennifer Baggerly, and many others.
In these videos, you’ll watch professionals showcasing evidence-based strategies, new techniques and groundbreaking research to improve mental health outcomes. Many videos include role-plays and “live” demonstrations of skills – as well as various downloadable resources.
Some of the most recent and upcoming videos include:
During a limited time only, we're offering you a big incentive to join. When you register your membership, you’ll get complimentary access to Mental Health Academy’s exclusive 10-hour Psychological First Aid program.
The Psychological First Aid course is a comprehensive 10-hour program developed by Mental Health Academy in partnership with counsellor and psychology educators. The program’s content is referenced from dozens of international, peer-reviewed publications in the areas of disaster relief, social support and critical incident counselling, and framed around the internationally accepted principals of the NCTSN Field Operations Guide.
The Psychological First Aid course will equip you to successfully enter a disaster relief setting or situation of narrower-scale adversity, and offer Psychological First Aid, promoting safety, calmness, empowerment, connectedness, and hope to survivors. It assumes that you know the basics of sitting with someone in distress – that is, the counselling microskills – although many experienced disaster volunteers are not trained mental health professionals, and indeed, those who are will see that the skill set required to successfully offer Psychological First Aid is quite different from that needed in “regular” practice.
Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:
If you're a mental health professional, MHA courses provide you with the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills in a diverse range of disciplines whilst accruing CPD hours to maintain membership with your professional association or fulfil your professional development requirements set by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Counsellors can receive DOUBLE OPD points when completing any programs (all programs are OPD-approved by the Australian Counselling Association).
Registered Psychologists can submit Mental Health Academy programs as part of their recommended annual 'active CPD' activities.
Social Workers can accrue CPD hours from over 180 AASW Endorsed CPD programs. The current endorsement is valid until 30 June 2017.
Mental Health Professionals registered with Medicare as eligible providers of Better Access Focused Psychological Strategies (FPS) services can undertake numerous MHA programs to attain their annual mandatory FPS-related CPD.
Upon completion of any Mental Health Academy program, you receive a presentation quality certificate of completion containing details about the program. This can be used as proof of completion to obtain CPD/OPD points or hours.
Joining is easy. Simply enter your email address below and select your preferred Premium membership type (or payment method - monthly or annual). Then enter your payment details and click the 'Register Now' button. You'll get immediate unlimited, unrestricted access to all courses and videos. If you’re already a member or have a lapsed membership, don’t worry. We will seamlessly reactivate or upgrade your existing profile so you can keep ALL your existing membership records – including your course completion history. And we’ll email you a confirmation with your login details.
Please note: All monthly memberships incur a minimum 12-month term. By choosing to pay your membership upfront (annual option), you will save $119.00 over your 12-month membership period.
Mental Health Academy (MHA) is a professional CPD company delivering the highest quality training.
Mental Health Academy will never sell, hire or distribute any information to third parties which are not involved in the system unless there is an affirmative consent from the user. Your details are entirely secure and will only be used to grant you access to your account.
How are courses and videos delivered?
For your convenience, Mental Health Academy courses are delivered online. Each course is hosted on the website (thus, there is nothing to download) and includes readings, assessment questions, tables and diagrams, audios, videos and other supporting materials (depending on the course).
Similarly to courses, Mental Health Academy video workshops are delivered online, using webstreaming technology. Webstreaming is the same technology utilised in websites such as You Tube. Videos also include downloadable resources that support your learning, such as PowerPoints, leader guides, reports and additional readings.
Do I have to pay extra fees for each course or video I subscribe to?
No. Mental Health Academy memberships are all-inclusive. This means that once you pay your monthly or annual membership fee, you can access all MHA programs at no additional cost to your fixed, ongoing membership fees.
How often do you release new CPD programs?
Very often. On average, we release 2-3 new CPD programs each month. MHA members also receive a free weekly newsletter with industry news; links to articles, research and resources; plus much more.
Do you issue certificates upon completion of a program?
All Mental Health Academy programs include a self-paced, mandatory online assessment component. When you submit your assessment for a course or video and achieve the minimum 80% completion rate, you are able to download a branded certificate of completion stating your results.
What happens if I don't attain the minimum 80% pass rate?
You can review (for reference, your incorrect answers will be marked red when you return to the assessment page after having submitted your assessment), save your progress and re-submit your answers at any time if you haven't attained the minimum 80% pass rate for a course or video.
I’m a registered psychologist; do I accrue CPD hours by completing your programs?
All Mental Health Academy programs fit the criteria for "Active CPD" established by the Psychology Board of Australia. Upon completion of any Mental Health Academy program, psychologists can download a branded certificate stating their results - including their name, the title of the program, date completed, and hours.
Are your programs endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers?
Yes. All Mental Health Academy programs are endorsed by the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) for continuing professional development (CPD) hours. The current endorsement is valid until 30 June 2017. The Endorsement Reference Number for these programs is AASW160309.
How long do I have to complete a course or video?
Mental Health Academy courses and videos are self-paced and can be completed progressively, at any time. Whilst we do not stipulate a minimum period to complete any program, please note you must be an active member to gain access to any courses or videos.
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