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Assessing functional capacity to work for psychological injuries
Watch this professional development webinar to enhance how you support those who experience psychological injury continue to participate in "good work" that supports their mental health and wellbeing.
Through an exploration of assessing functional capacity to work for psychological injuries, the webinar will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to:
  • Outline the benefits of participating in good work for patients who are experiencing health conditions that may impair their ability to work.
  • Assess a patient’s functional capacity for work, based on their psychological health and wellbeing.
  • Explain current capacity to work and provide advice on suitable modifications to support a patient’s continued participation in work.
  • Outline how to establish early expectations for continued work participation and recovery for patients.
This webinar was produced by the Mental Health Professionals' Network in partnership with Comcare.

This is webinar is part of a series, watch the previous webinars in this series here.

Panel List

Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts' bios:
  • Dr Dielle Felman (Vic-based Psychiatrist)
  • Dr Steven Kaye (Vic-based General Practitioner)
  • Suzanne Gibson (NSW-based Clinical Psychologist)
Facilitator: Prof. Stephen Trumble (VIC – General Practitioner)


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This webinar was produced in May 2022. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.