Exploring Diagnoses: Trauma-related, PTSD & Substance Use

Exploring Diagnoses: Trauma-related, PTSD & Substance Use

ESSA Mental Health ASK: Part 1 - Exploring Diagnoses: Trauma-related Diagnoses; PTSD and Substance Use

This unit will explore trauma-related diagnoses: PTSD and Substance Use. 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 Kirrily Gould, AEP, Bachelor Exercise Physiology, Msc Research

Kirrily is a senior exercise physiologist working within the mental health private hospital and community field and in a non for profit organisation servicing first responders. She has experience working with chronic disease management, musculoskeletal conditions, diabetes and rehabilitation. However her passion lies within the preventative and rehabilitation world of mental health; with over 8 years’ experience providing exercise interventions. Developing and designing cohort programs and growing the private sector understand of the need for wellbeing (physical activities) to be included in therapy. A large amount of her work has been working with substance use disorders and post traumatic stress disorders and assisting individuals and groups with the physical and mental health conditions.

Rates per person

ESSA Member   $33.00 
Non-Member       $55.00
ESSA Student Member            $16.50
Student Non-Member    $27.50 
ESSA Member PD+   Complimentary
Non-Member PD+   Complimentary
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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: Trauma-related diagnoses; PTSD and Substance Use


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


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