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ASTSS – Clinical Workshop
September 8, 2018$100.00 – $240.00
Working with traumatic horror, injustice, embitterment and shame.
Responding to moral injury and the complexity of PTSD presentations.
Presented By Prof Zachary Steel & Mr Dominic Hilbrink
Fear based models of PTSD have dominated research and clinical approaches to PTSD since the 1990s. Trauma-focused treatment approaches have emphasised interventions that facilitate habitation and fear extinction or the use of cognitive strategies to reduce exaggerated threat appraisal. There is growing recognition that these models and approaches do not address the full range of emotional injuries that can generate a traumatic stress response. The role of overwhelming horror, injustice, embitterment and shame also emerge as other pathways to traumatic stress injury and the role of such emotions has long been recognised as alternative pathway to PTSD in addition to exposure to ‘life threat’. This workshop will provide clinicians with an overview of models of PTSD that incorporate the role of these forms of traumatic exposure and the candidate processes hypothesised to underlie the development of resulting traumatic injuries. We will draw on clinical models and research undertaken with populations at high risk of such “traumatic conflict” including: military and first responders; torture and trauma survivors; and victims of gender-based violence. The workshop will present worked examples of how such injuries can be addressed through traditional therapy models and the role of new treatment innovations to support recovery from these types of injuries.
Date: Saturday 8th September 2018
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Location:UNSW Scientia Building
Kensington, NSW 2052
Price: ASTSS Member $160 (*$140 Early Bird)
ASTSS Student Member $120 (*$100 Early Bird)
Non-Member $240 (*$220 Early Bird)
Non-member Student $180 (*$160 Early Bird)
*Early Bird prices available until 11:30pm Wednesday 15th August