Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health
The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health at the University of Melbourne undertakes world class trauma related research, policy advice, service development and education. Our innovative services help organisations and health professionals who work with people affected by traumatic events.
18th ACOTS 2014
Trauma and Conflict: Globally, Locally
September 11-13 2014, Hotel Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
The Australasian Conference On Traumatic Stress (ACOTS) is a collaboration between ACPMH and the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS). The conference will include:
- Keynote speakers: Dr Charles Hoge, Dr Paul Bolton, Professor Derrick Silove
- Pre-conference workshops
- Clinical tutorials
A draft program is now available: more information and registration.
Online Case Formulation Training Program Addresses Complexity of Veterans' Mental HealthACPMH has partnered with the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) to develop a free, innovative online training program for practitioners who provide treatment to veterans with mental health disorders. The Online Case Formulation Training Program will provide an insight into the unique veteran experience and the specific mental health issues veterans face. It will help practitioners to make better sense of the often complex needs of veterans, and to develop a "road map" for more effective treatment. Read more here.
See our Health Professionals page for more information.
Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Promoting recovery after trauma
Now available - click here for more information
Aproved by the NHMRC, these Guidelines include recommendations for identifying, assessing and treating adults as well as children and adolescents with acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder.
A suite of products that accompanies the main Guidelines includes:
- an easy to read sumary booklet of the recommendations contained in the Guidelines for mental health professionals
- a booklet for adults affected by trauma
- a booklet for teenagers affected by trauma
- a storybook for children who have experienced trauma
- a practitioner guide for mental health professionals who work with children, adolescents and their families.
Trauma-focussed therapy training 2014
2014 Training locations and dates click here.
Resources for practitionersAustralian PTSD Treatment Guidelines approved by the NHMRC for practitioners and consumers
|Screening for PTSD||
|Research articles||Click here|
|Internationally endorsed Conducting Imaginal Exposure in PTSD (clinician manual and DVD)||More information
ACPMH does not provide direct clinical care. Please go to find help for information on counselling and treatment.