Publications & resources
Events and activities
ACPMH participates in conferences and activities to increase understanding about the impact of trauma on mental health and wellbeing, and the prevention, early recognition, assessment and treatment of posttraumatic mental health problems.
Expert Forum 2011
On 11 August, ACPMH hosted the Many Paths, One Purpose Expert Forum at the State Library of Victoria. The Forum brought together leading international experts who explored trauma-related mental health issues in a global context: best practice approaches to preventing, assessing and treating different types of trauma.
The keynote program included:
- Professor Jonathan Bisson (UK) - Best practice approaches to early psychosocial care following trauma and disaster
- Professor Beverley Raphael -
Trauma: Past, present and future
- Professor Richard Bryant - ASD, PTSD, complicated grief, dissociation – where to in DSM-V?
- Professor Derrick Silove -
Transcultural issues in assessment and intervention for refugees and post-conflict populations
- Professor Alexander McFarlane - Key issues in trauma-related mental health in veteran and military populations.
Two symposia explored "Getting research out of the lab and into the field", and "Managing trauma in industry and community settings: Evidence-based practice".
Watch this short video of excerpts from the keynote speakers.
Launch of the new ACPMH premises, 7 August 2009
The Hon Alan Griffin, MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, officially opened the new East Melbourne premises of The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health on Friday 7th August 2009.
"Trauma: Understanding, responding and recovery"
The launch was attended by more than 90 guests with an impressive list of speakers headed by the Hon Alan Griffin, MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs. Other speakers included Prof Mark Creamer, Director of ACPMH, Prof Susan Elliott, Acting Vice Chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Dr Ronald McCoy, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Dr David Barton, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, and Mr Jim Ward, trauma survivor.
Following the formal proceedings, four Special Interest Forums were held to provide guests with updates on the latest research and international practice.
Please watch these excerpts from the opening:Official Opening
Prof Mark Creamer Forum
Mark Creamer Forum