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March 2016

Melbourne – Advances in Treating Traumatic Stress Reactions 1-Day Clinical Workshop

March 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Melbourne Conference & Training Centre, Level 1, 477 Collins St
Melbourne, Australia
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In this rare 1-day workshop, Professor Bryant reviews the latest research developments in our understanding of traumatic stress reactions and provides advanced clinical guidance. Clinical instruction covers managing common obstacles and client complexities in assessing, conceptualising and treating traumatic stress reactions including Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This workshop is interactive, with a strong practical focus to inform clinical practice. It draws from the latest clinical research on traumatic stress reactions and Professor Bryant’s work on…

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April 2016

Trauma – keeping it real: Presentations from two first responders

April 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Yes Psychology, Boardroom, Emirates House, Level 9, 167 Eagle Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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Please join us for an ASTSS function with an informal discussion which will provide us with candid insights into the first hand  experiences of trauma treatment. We will be joined by Kevin S, a retired firefighter and Kevin H, previously an officer serving in the Army. In their own words, our presenters write: Kevin S:  Due to long term exposure to many and varied critical incidents involving injury and death over 25 years as a fire-fighter, I had succumbed to…

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June 2016

Upcoming Seminar at UQ: ‘Older women, intimate partner violence and elder abuse’ by Bridget Penhale

June 24, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
UQ St Lucia Campus, Room 115, Sir Llew Edwards Building (B14)
Brisbane, Queensland Australia

The University of Queensland presents, Older women, intimate partner violence and elder abuse: Overview and recent developments in the UK led by international expert, Bridget Penhale. Intimate partner violence and elder abuse is often considered separately in theory, policy, research and practice. This seminar seeks to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy officers from the fields of ageing, elder abuse and family violence to consider appropriate understandings of and responses to intimate partner violence and older women. Click here to RSVP by…

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September 2016

The 19th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress ACOTS

September 8, 2016 - September 10, 2016
Unnamed Venue, At The Crowne Plaza
Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
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www.acots.org PROGRAM OUT NOW! Click here. Thursday 8th – Saturday 10 September, 2016. At The Crowne Plaza Gold Coast Pre-conference workshops will be presented on Thursday 8th September, 2016. Join us for an exciting program focussing on complex trauma, moral injury, presentations on recent research, and specialist clinical tutorials. In addition, we have an exciting student program lined up. Come and talk with Australia's leading clinicians and researchers in the area of trauma reactions. Call for Abstract Submissions open in February. For…

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August 2017

Understanding and Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth, Richard G. Tedeschi, PhD

August 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - August 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
The Ship Inn at Southbank, Cnr Stanley and Sidon Street
South Brisbane , Qld 4101 Australia
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Understanding and Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth, Richard G. Tedeschi, PhD ASTSS is excited to announce: “Understanding and Facilitating Posttraumatic Growth” Richard G. Tedeschi, Ph.D, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of North Carolina Charlotte Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August, 2017 at The Ship Inn, Southbank, Brisbane About the Workshop: Professor Richard Tedeschi is a clinician, academic, author and co-founder of the concept of Posttraumatic Growth  in research and practice. This workshop introduces the concept of posttraumatic growth (PTG), that is, how…

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March 2018

New Events for 2018 coming soon!

March 2, 2018
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July 2018

LAST CHANCE for post-traumatic stress training opportunities in Sydney 18th July and in Melbourne Friday 27th July

July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

1. Sydney: Beyond Survival – How story Telling can treat trauma in refugees Wednesday 18th July – 6pm UNSW Scientia Building Followed by – hyperlink to ASTSS page or the event page 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 a highly effective intervention by multiple clinical trials Hosted by The Refugee Trauma and Recovery Program,…

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August 2018

ASTSS Master Class Workshop – Children, Disasters and Trauma

August 25, 2018
QUT – IHBI, Q Block - IHBI, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove.
Brisbane, Queensland 4059 Australia
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$65.00 – $135.00

Presented by Prof Justin Kenardy, Dr Alex De Young & Dr Robyne Le Brocque. ASTSS Master Class Workshop - Children, Disasters and TraumaThis Masterclass Workshop will explore trauma reaction in children and their families following traumatic events including disaster and single incident events. The masterclass will examine child trauma reactions across the life course and the longitudinal impact of trauma on the behaviour, education, and outcomes for children and their families. The workshop is suitable for advanced practitioners in psychology,…

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September 2018

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…

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September 2019

ACOTS 2019

September 12 - September 14

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 September will be presented by our international keynote speakers. ACOTS 2019 will be relevant to a broad range of people interested in trauma, including practitioners,…

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