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The e-learning resource for mental health professionals

CPD Online offers a range of learning modules and podcasts that provide a flexible, interactive way of keeping up to date with progress in mental health. College members may use CPD Online for up to 25 CPD points in the UK. Access to the modules is through annual subscription, but we also offer a series of free modules for you to trial first. For more information, visit the CPD Online website: www.psychiatrycpd.org

Recent modules and podcasts

Module Critical psychiatry

Critical psychiatry is a broad critique of mainstream psychiatry that challenges some of its most deeply held assumptions, drawing on philosophy, history, anthropology, social science and mental health service users' experiences. This module defines critical psychiatry and examines the understanding of and the responses to mental disorder. CPD credits: 1.5

Podcast Soul Machine: the invention of the modern mind

Increasing secularism during the 18th century Enlightenment period led to the emergence of a natural concept of ‘the mind’ as a separate from the previously accepted body-soul duality. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to the author of Soul Machine, Dr George Makari, about some of the key historical cases that contributed to this new idea and paved the way for the cognitive-style therapies used today. CPD credits: 0.5

Module Eating disorders: risk factors and clinical management

Eating disorders can have major psychological, physical and social sequelae with poor quality of life, high health burden and a high burden on families and other carers. The adverse physical consequences of dieting, weight loss and purging behaviours can sometimes prove fatal. This module covers the risk factors associated with eating disorders and the principles of treatment for adults with eating disorders, including physical risk management. CPD credits: 1

Podcast Viktor Frankl's search for meaning

Viktor Frankl's 1946 memoir, Man's Search for Meaning, documented its author's philosophical journey in the wake of the Holocaust. In this podcast, Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Timothy Pytell about Frankl's experiences before, during and after World War 2, and the development of Frankl's ‘third Viennese school’ of psychotherapy, logotherapy. CPD credits: 0.5