Welcome to my new and improved Better Access training!
This training will take you through the basics of Better Access and beyond and help you move confidently into dealing with this program within your private practice. By the time I'm done with you, you could even be whipping your referrers into shape! (Hint: They're no more an expert than you are, and have umpteen other programs to deal with too).
There are seven lessons in this course, each with a training video of around 15-30 minutes in duration. Please go through each lesson and watch all the videos to get the most out of this training.
Under the Resources tab to your right, you'll find my Better Access Workbook, which includes all the information discussed in the videos, plus some more detailed and up-to-date information and examples. There are also handy tips and tricks to help you further understand the Better Access program. The Workbook is your main resource for this course and I recommend downloading it, because it will be extremely useful to have on hand for when you're not sure if you have a valid referral, or can't remember if you need to write to the GP after the first session (Hint: You absolutely SHOULD).
Speaking of writing to the GP, you can also find letter templates under the Resources tab, so you always know exactly what to include when requesting a re-referral or discharging a client - not to mention having a good indication of how long your letters to GPs need to be (not very!).
Other useful resources include my Better Access Survival Guide, Frequently Asked Questions and various tip sheets.
To get started, please select 1: Introduction, Mental Health Care Plans and Referrals under course content below. Once you've finished each lesson, please select Mark Complete so you can proceed to the next lesson. Whenever you want to resume the course after logging out, you can head to the Course Members tab of the website.
Thank you for trusting me and I look forward to helping you untangle your thoughts around Better Access.