ASTSS – Clinical Workshop

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 [...]

$100.00 – $240.00

ACOTS 2019

ACOTS 2019 20th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress Trauma, recovery and growth: Advances in research and practice ACOTS is a collaboration between the ASTSS (Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) and Phoenix Australia – Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health. The next ACOTS will be held on September 13th & 14th, 2019 in Sydney, NSW. Pre-conference workshops on the 12th [...]

Forced Migration Special Interest Group Meeting


If you're interested in joining our monthly meeting for the Forced Migration Special Interest Group (FMSIG), please contact Max Loomes, a co-conveners of the group. His email can be retrieved from our committee page. He will be able to provide you with the link to the online meeting and provide you with any relevant information! 

Allied Health SIG Meeting


Come along to our special interest group for allied health professionals! If you're interested, email

FMSIG Monthly Meeting


Come join our Forced Migration Special Interest Group Monthly Meeting. If you're interested in more details, please send an email to

Trauma Informed Practice for Allied Health Professionals


  Exposure to trauma is a common and pervasive health issue affecting individuals and communities. It is critical that allied health professionals have the skills and knowledge to adopt a trauma-informed approach to the interventions they provide. This free, 60-minute webinar for ASTSS members will provide allied health professionals with an understanding of how trauma-informed [...]

Permission to be Human: Staying Connected in Times of Traumatic Stress


We have an upcoming event on the 7th of December at 4:30pm AEST for ASTSS members only! The event is hosted by Dr Amalia Badawi and our guest speaker is Sophia Parnas (Clinical Psychologist). Check out the brief summary of the event: Traumatic stress can lead to dysregulation and disconnection in clinical settings, and can [...]

ASTSS Annual General Meeting


Come to our Annual General Meeting! We will be giving an overview of the entire year and providing details of what's to come in the next! Our current agenda is: President's Report Vice President's Report Treasurer's Report Updates from the Executive Committee Questions from the members Sign up for your free tickets here  

Working with Trauma in Children & Adolescents Using Trauma-Focused CBT


Traumatic stress in children and adolescents often underlies clinical presentations, and can hinder treatment outcomes. During the webinar, the presenters will discuss TF-CBT as an evidence-based model for children and adolescents with trauma and/or PTSD. This model can be implemented in settings such as schools, acute adolescent inpatient units, private practice, CAMHS, child protection/OOHC, and [...]

Attachment & Interpersonal Trauma through the Schema Lens: Incorporating Sociocultural Factors into Formulation and Treatment


While most mental health practitioners are adept at spotting attachment or interpersonal factors of trauma, pervasive social factors are often overlooked. Therapy models such as CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Schema Therapy tend to provide little guidance on how to use biopsychosocial models to tailor treatment. In this meeting, participants will: Gain an overview of intersections [...]