Research Project – Trauma and the Altered Self

Research Project – Trauma and the Altered Self

Dr. Ida Kaplan and Evan Jureidini are urgently seeking participants (mental health professionals) for a research study investigating an important and under researched area of posttraumatic mental health – experiences of self or identity following significant trauma in adulthood.

We would like to invite mental health professionals who have:

  • Experience working therapeutically with clients who have a history of exposure to significant trauma in adulthood.

Interview with Professor Kelsey Hegarty on the barriers and solutions for disclosure of domestic violence.

(Originally published in Stress Points 2016)

Professor Kelsey Hegarty is an academic general practitioner who works in the Department of General Practice at the University of Melbourne. She currently leads a research program on abuse and violence in primary care. Her current research includes the evidence base for interventions to prevent violence against women;

An interview with Professor Richard Tedeschi on posttraumatic growth

(originally published in Stress Points, December, 2015)

  1. Given that most research and practice regarding trauma focuses on alleviating symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety and so on, what led you to develop your approach and the subsequent model of PTG?

If we go back to the beginning, [mid 80’s], my colleague Lawrence Calhoun and I were looking at the concept of wisdom.

Picking Traumas pocket trailer and information

The following video is a trailer of a documentary being made about childhood sexual abuse. James Buffin, a Canadian independent film making is shooting on every continent interviewing survivors and trauma counsellors etc and will be in Australia next year. They are currently crowd funding for the project.

For more information click here


ISTSS 33rd Annual Meeting November 9-11, 2017

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) will be held November 9-11, 2017, at the Palmer House Hilton, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Trauma and Complexity: From Self to Cells

ISTSS 2017 will be the largest gathering of professionals dedicated to trauma treatment,

“I was five when I was kidnapped’: The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe Documentary review by The Guardian.

The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe begins with a close-up of a soulful-looking African woman in a pink singlet. She’s in front of a blue projected background simulating rain, touching her face. Her eyes are closed and her hands are wet. Small streaks of water trickle down her arms as her voiceover begins: “I love my neck … ”

Whatever beauty that moment has turns devastating in a heartbeat.

Australian Psychological Society has issued an official apology to Aboriginal people

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has officially apologised for the profession’s treatment of Aboriginal Australians for over more than 200 years, with a promise to do better in supporting and understanding Indigenous people.

Please visit these links to read more:


Trauma a key focus for APS Board Candidate.

Justin Kenardy, Past President of the ASTSS, is running for the Board of the Australian Psychological Society. Some ASTSS members may also be APS members too. If you are, you may be interested in supporting a candidate who is informed about and has interests in the field of traumatic stress. If so, you can access his policy position and video along with the other candidates at