Monthly Archives: July 2018

LAST CHANCE for posttraumatic stress training opportunities in Sydney 18th July and in Melbourne Friday 27th July

Sydney: Beyond Survival – How story Telling can treat trauma in refugees Wednesday 18th July – 6pm UNSW Scientia Building REGISTER HERE Admission process: Free Presented by Professor Frank Neuner, head of Clinical Psychology at Bielefeld University, developer of Narrative Exposure Therapy, a short-term mental health intervention for traumatic stress that has gained international attention and is supported as […]

Prevalence of PTSD and common mental disorders amongst ambulance personnel: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abstract Purpose There is increasing concern regarding the mental health impact of first responder work, with some reports suggesting ambulance personnel may be at particularly high risk. Through this systematic review and meta-analysis we aimed to determine the prevalence of mental health conditions among ambulance personnel worldwide. Methods A systematic search and screening process was [...]

Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Emergency Service Workers

A Clinician’s Summary of the Expert Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Emergency Service Workers Published February 2018 Endorsed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists A/Prof. Samuel Harvey, Prof. Richard Bryant and Prof. David Forbes INTRODUCTION In Australia, there are over 80,000 full time emergency workers [...]

Upcoming practitioner forum on post traumatic mental health

Phoenix Australia's Centenary of Anzac Centre was established at the end of 2017 with a grant from the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The aim of the Anzac Centre is to enhance the quality of care for veterans through the provision of expert clinical advice to practitioners across Australia and through cutting edge research that will [...]

5 Top Mindfulness Apps Recommended by Psychologists

Mindfulness is at first glance a simple concept (if you need a refresher check out our mindfulness 101 post), but without regular practice, the mind will tend to fall back into its old habits of worrying about the past and future and allowing negative thoughts to create unnecessary, harmful doubt and anxiety. Psychologists, like us, can only […]