CPD Requirements – 2017

CPD Requirements – 2017

August 31, 2017

The CPD requirements for forensic psychiatrists have some difficulties as I’m sure you are aware, in particular the new 5-hour (Section 3) ‘Practice Development requirement’.

The Victorian Forensic Faculty Committee has been told following the CME Committee meeting in June that the following activities would meet the requirement:

Peer analysis of subset (5) of reports produced, using a structured tool such as the revised Worksafe Proforma, with view to revision and repeat of process each year

  1. Reflection, with peer(s), on one’s own evidence in court as documented in Austlii (http://www.austlii.edu.au/)
  2. Analysis of Questionnaire data for claimant/report subject re: process of their assessment (not content/opinion)
  3. Practice audit by peer of processes such as consent forms, privacy policies, intake process
  4. Survey of referrers re: e.g. turnaround time and other process issues

I have been perusing Judges’ comments about my reports, interesting and salutary reading.  I encourage you to do a search for your own stuff.  I have been distributing a patient questionnaire

over the last month.  I have placed a copy of this in Publications.


I would be interested in any feedback


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