The Reward Foundation has been awarded a licence to deliver a one-day workshop accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners of the United Kingdom on The Impact of Internet Pornography on Mental and Physical Health. It provides 7 CPD points.
RCGP is the professional membership body and guardian of standards for family doctors working to promote excellence in primary healthcare. As a General Practitioner (GP), maintaining your knowledge and keeping your skills up-to-date through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a professional responsibility. GPs are required to undertake 50 credits (hours) of Continuing Professional Education each year as a part of their professional revalidation process.
The Core Principles for Continuing Professional Development from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges provides guidance on how medical professionals should undertake their CPD. This course may be relevant for gaining CPD credits for members of the following Medical Royal Colleges:
- Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
- Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
- Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
- Royal College of Physicians of London
- Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow
- Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Royal College of Surgeons of England
- Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
- Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Our course is also open to lawyers, educationalists and other professionals. The Law Society of Scotland accepts it for CPD under their self-certification protocol.
The Impact of Internet Pornography on Mental and Physical Health
Our one-day workshop offers 6 hours of face-to-face teaching and an hour of pre-course reading, delivering up to 7 hours of CPD credits.
A half-day version of the workshop is available on request. The full course can also be delivered as half-day sessions over 2 days or as 2-hour sessions over 3 days.
Course content is fully evidence-based and offers a good opportunity for reflective learning and discussion. It covers:
- Definitions of sexual health issues linked to pornography
- Brain basics regarding addiction
- Pornography usage and its implications
- Impact on physical health
- Impact on mental health – adults and adolescents
- Treatment options
- Challenges in practice
Teaching materials include supporting handouts. Attendees will have access to a range of online resources, including extensive links to the underlying research papers.
If you would like The Reward Foundation to deliver this workshop to your practice, Royal College or Health Board, please drop us a note using the contact form at the bottom of this page.