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774 ABC Radio Drive - 22 April 2013
Professor David Forbes was a guest on the Life and Other Catastrophes segment on the Drive program, discussing PTSD, including in relation to the Defence Forces. Download the interview as MP3 (23mins, 5.5MB).
774 ABC Radio - 9 January 2013
Professor David Forbes addresses the impact of the current bushfires on survivors of Black Saturday, and provides advice on how best to manage one's mental health over the course of this high fire danger summer. Download the interview as MP3 (10 mins, 2MB).
Insight (SBS) - 23 October 2012
Professor David Forbes was an expert guest on this episode called Shell Shocked, looking at PTSD in soldiers who have served in Afghanistan. The SBS website has an overview, transcript, and you can watch the episode online.
2CC Canberra - 19 October 2012
Dr Andrea Phelps describes imagery rehearsal treatment for trauma-related nightmares. Download the interview as MP3 (5 mins, 5MB).
3AW Drive - 18 October 2012
Derryn Hinch speaks with Dr Andrea Phelps about imagery rehearsal treatment for PTSD nightmares. Download the interview as MP3 (5mins, 6MB).
ABC RadioNational Breakfast - 25 September 2012
Madeleine Genner speaks with Andrea Phelps about "Post-traumatic stress disorder today": what has changed for Australian soldiers returning from combat. Listen to the podcast here, or download as MP3 (7mins, 3MB).
ABC Radio Nightlife - 28 November 2011
774 ABC Radio Afternoons - 10 November 2011Andrea Phelps discusses trauma and veterans, and the booklet, "Mental Health and Wellbeing after Military Service". Listen to the interview (17mins, 3MB).
7.30 (ABC) - 12 October 2011
"Post Flood Trauma" – a report on the lasting effects on the people caught up in the 2011 Queensland floods. This report includes ACPMH's Associate Professor David Forbes discussing the emotional needs of people in the aftermath of disaster.
The transcript and ABC video can be viewed here.
Beattie Smith Lecture - 8 March 2011
Professor Mark Creamer delivered the 77th Beattie Smith Lecture at the University of Melbourne on "Trauma and Mental Health: Current Status, Controversies and Challenges".
7.30 Report (ABC) - 8 July 2010
"From the Ashes” – a report on a program designed to help children dealing with ongoing distress and trauma following Victoria's Black Saturday bushfires. It features an interview with ACPMH’s Dr Darryl Wade who assisted the Parenting Research Centre to develop and implement this practical 6-week program which helps parents to manage stress and anxiety, helps their children gain skills and confidence, and supports their family’s recovery.
Alice Barber Lecture - October 2009
Professor Mark Creamer delivered the Alice Barber Lecture at the University of Melbourne on "Psychological Recovery From Trauma - Battlefields to Bushfires".
774 ABC Radio Drive - 24 August 2009
Listen to Prof Mark Creamer being interviewed by Waleed Aly about the mental health effects of trauma mp3 (19mins, 5MB).