Country SA PHN Survey Results Summary - General Practice and Allied Health Needs

In June 2016, Country SA PHN commissioned ‘Outcome Services’ to conduct a General Practice and Allied Health Needs Survey to benchmark our first 12 months in operation.

We want to use the survey results to determine how we can best support General Practice and Allied Health professionals. We also want to analyse the responses to help us shape a strategic framework for our next 12 months. In order to do this successfully, we need to establish how we can improve and best serve your needs.

The survey was sent to 461 individuals from General Practices across the Country SA PHN region. 167 individuals participated in the survey or 36%. It was also sent to 143 Allied Health Professionals with 62 of these responding, or 43%.

The following summary is a snapshot of the survey results. Thank you very much to all those who participated. We appreciate your time and greatly value your feedback. We look forward to working to address your responses and supporting you in your future endeavours in 2017 and beyond.

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Research project into CBT case formulation practice

Are you a registered health professional?  Do you regularly use cognitive behavioural therapy?

You are invited to take part in a study looking at cognitive behaviour therapists’ practice.

The researchers are looking at how therapists identify a client’s presenting problems, and then hypothesise about the relationship between presenting problems, causal and maintaining factors, in order to develop a treatment approach. This is called case formulation.

The purpose of the study is to find out more about what CBT practitioners believe are important, and which activities CBT practitioners regularly implement when they practise case formulation. In particular, we hope to find out more about the impact of training, workplace and client presenting problems on formulation, and identify barriers to case formulation practice.

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey which takes a maximum of 30 minutes to complete.

Participants who complete the survey can go in the draw to win a $50 shopping vouchers (there are 10 available).

The study is being conducted being conducted by Penny Huisman to meet the requirements for the degree of Masters of Clinical Psychology under the supervision of Associate Professor Maria Kangas, (02) 9850 8599, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the Department of Psychology. The ethical aspects of this study have been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee, project reference number 5201500768.

If you are interested in participating, please follow this link to reach more information about the survey, and to access the survey.


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