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 [...]

Upcoming trauma related professional development opportunities

Flexible Exposure: The Core of ACT 1- Day Workshop 


“Exposure” is the single most powerful intervention in the whole of psychology, in terms of its effect sizes on human behaviour. And it’s by far the most important component of treatment for anxiety disorders – from social anxiety and specific phobias to OCD and PTSD. 

Upcoming Australian Conferences

2nd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Mapping the field – 9th/10th November,  South Australia


The 2nd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention has the theme of “Mapping The Field”. This title arose from the interest in knowing what is already being offered in WA and other parts of the world to address CSA prevention more effectively.

Priority One, Staff Support Services, Queensland Ambulance Service. An interview with Todd Wehr, Executive Manager

Priority One is a staff support program that’s been in place since 1992. It’s a program that’s based around a peer support model, with about 200 peer support officers (PSO’s) across the state in various locations throughout Queensland. We have trained nearly 600 PSO’s during the life of the program.

Peer support officers are volunteers who undertake a five-stage selection process from which they are carefully selected.  

ESTSS 2017 – Odense, Denmark: From a student’s perspective

A 35-odd hour journey found myself in a quaint Nordic town that boasts of the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson. In this town, trauma specialists gathered from across the world to share knowledge and questions regarding the theme of Child Maltreatment at the 15th European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies Conference.

ESTSS began with a day of preconference workshops.

Latest articles from the Journal of Traumatic Stress

Patterns of Smoking and Unhealthy Alcohol Use Following Sexual Trauma Among U.S. Service Members

Amber D. Seelig, Anna C. Rivera, Teresa M. Powell, Emily C. Williams, Arthur V. Peterson, Alyson J. Littman, Charles Maynard, Amy E. Street, Jonathan B. Bricker and Edward J. Boyko

Version of Record online: 14 SEP 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jts.22214

Resilience and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms in National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Iraq: A Prospective Study of Latent Class Trajectories and Their Predictors (pages 351–361)

Melissa A.