Exploring Diagnoses:Psychosis,Bipolar & Personality Disorder

Exploring Diagnoses:Psychosis,Bipolar & Personality Disorder

ESSA Mental Health ASK: Part 1 - Exploring Diagnoses: Psychosis, Bipolar and Personality Disorders

This unit will explore Psychosis, Bipolar and Personality Disorders. The unit will cover: 
Symptoms and presentations
Co-morbidities occurring with the diagnoses
Evidence-based exercise recommendations
Specific considerations for exercise prescription within diagnoses
Treatment options and the impact on consumers

Completion of this unit will result in the following learning outcomes: 
Understanding of different mental illness diagnoses and their co-morbidities
Knowledge of the evidence around exercise prescription
Knowledge of the treatment options available and how treatments may impact on your client/consumer/athlete

This is a pre-record professional development. 

Presented by Dr Oscar Lederman, PhD, AES, AEP

Dr Oscar Lederman is Clinical lead and Accredited Exercise Physiologist at the Keeping the Body in Mind (KBIM) program, Eastern Suburbs Mental Health Service. Oscar is also a conjoint lecturer and academic at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in the Exercise Physiology Department. Oscar has 7 years experience working within the mental health field.
Oscar regularly provides education and training for students, academics and health professionals regarding the role of exercise and healthy lifestyle for people experiencing mental illness. Oscar is a qualified Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) instructor and delivers frequent workshops to students, exercise professionals and members of the public.

Rates per person

ESSA Member         $30.00  
Non-Member    $50.00 
ESSA Student Member    $15.00 
Student Non-Member    $25.00 

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Access to Online Activity

You will be provided information on how to access this Professional Development within your registration confirmation email.

Target Audience

Any Accredited Exercise Scientist, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 1, Accredited Sports Scientist Level 2  and/or Accredited High Performance Manager.

This unit is suitable for anyone with an interest in the following mental illnesses: Psychosis, Bipolar and Personality Disorders.


Successful completion of an assessment, within 60 days is required to earn applicable CPD Points


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