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Should Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) staff receive professional training?

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Judy Wong
29 July 2021
Should Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) staff receive professional training?

Should Community Mental Health Team for Older People (CMHTOP) staff receive professional training?

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Chow Bryan
29 July 2021

Hope it will be helpful.

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Judy Wong
29 July 2021

I appreciate your quick and helpful answer.

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Chow Bryan
29 July 2021

All CMHTOP staff, including nonclinical staff, should receive regular training that is specific and relevant to their role in the team. For many professional groups, there is a statutory requirement to keep their skills and knowledge up to date under the umbrella of continuous professional development (CPD). The team structure and budget should allow sufficient time and adequate access to relevant training. Any local connections with academic departments should be built upon to facilitate local training. A survey of 93 countries by the World Psychiatric Association reported that specific continuing professional development programs for old age psychiatry were only available in 50% of the surveyed countries and suggested the development of a global training program (Camus et al., 2003).

Camus, V., Katona, C., de Mendonça Lima, C. A., Abdel Hakam, A. M., Graham, N., Baldwin, R., ... & Chiu, E. (2003). Teaching and training in old age psychiatry: a general survey of the World Psychiatric Association member societies. International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 18(8), 694-699.

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