Psychiatry GEPIC Update (Stream 2)

Accreditation Information

This is a Stream 2 module and is designed for doctors that have already successfully completed the Psychiatry GEPIC Stream 1 module and hold that accreditation.

Successful completion of the Stream 2 module will lead to awarding of one update to accreditation:

  1. Psychiatry GEPIC Update

If you have not already successfully completed Stream 1 Psychiatry GEPIC module and you want to gain that accreditation, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC (Stream 1).

Please note: The prescribed method of assessing psychiatric impairment changed to the GEPIC in 2005. Some examiners may have been trained and accredited in the older method of assessing Psychiatric Method (the CGRPI) but must successfully complete Stream 1 training for the newer Psychiatry GEPIC module to be accredited to use that newer methodology. In that case, please go back to the homepage and enrol in Psychiatry GEPIC (Stream 1).

Module Information

This module teaches the prescribed methodology for assessing psychiatric impairment, but the methodology used is not that from in Chapter 14 of the Guides. A substituted methodology called the ‘GEPIC’ is required to assess Psychiatric impairment for the Victorian Compensation Jurisdictions.

This module covers:

  • The process of assessment of overall psychiatric impairment using the GEPIC (the Guide to the Evaluation of Psychiatric Impairment for Clinicians).
  • Apportionment of Psychiatric Impairment: The approach required to disentangle what impairment may or may not be related to a compensable event.
  • The legislative requirements to further differentiate between certain types of psychiatric impairment which may be related to compensable event.
  • The approach to taken to disentangle any overlap between the Psychiatric Impairment and organic impairment of the Nervous System.

Pre-reading Material: You will need to review the Pre-reading before you attend the module session. To access the pre-reading material please log on

  • Facilitator: Dr Michael Epstein & Dr Nigel Strauss
  • Date: 14/10/2021
  • Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fee: $759
  • AMA Vic Fee: $721
  • Address:
    293 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC (Subject to restrictions)
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