ACPMH trauma trainers:
Professor David Forbes, BA (Hons) (Psych) MA (ClinPsych) PhD MAPS (CCLIN)
David Forbes is the Director of ACPMH and a clinical psychologist with many years' experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems following trauma. He has worked in both acute crisis and continuing care settings across the community mental health system and in specialist traumatic stress services. David was the Chair of the working party for the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. He has also published widely in the area of posttraumatic stress in the international literature.
Dr Richard Cash, BA (Hons) PsyD
Richard Cash is a psychologist with vast experience in the treatment of posttraumatic mental health problems within the Veteran community. Prior to his appointment to ACPMH, he was the Deputy Director of the Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service in Victoria. Richard has extensive training experience and is passionate about championing evidence-based interventions within allied health.
Anne-Laure Couineau, BA GradDip (CounsPsych) MA (CounsPsych) Associate MAPS
Anne-Laure Couineau is a psychologist with extensive experience in the treatment of posttraumatic mental health problems in hospital and community settings. She has specialised in the treatment of war veterans and emergency personnel diagnosed with PTSD and the effects of long-term childhood sexual abuse and neglect. Anne-Laure has a strong background in education and knowledge translation. She has also completed a fellowship with the National Institute of Clinical Studies focusing on the implementation of evidence-based treatment of PTSD.
Jane Nursey, BBSc Grad Dip Child & Adol Psych MPsych (Clin Neuro).
Jane Nursey is a clinical neuropsychologist. She has worked in public acute and mental health services across Melbourne for 18 years, including with CAMHS and Adult and Aged Care services. Jane is an experienced presenter and trainer in the field of trauma and coordinated a treatment service for bushfire survivors following the Victorian bushfires in February 2009.
Dr Andrea Phelps, BA (Hons) MPsych (Clin) PhD MAPS (CCLIN)
Andrea Phelps is a clinical psychologist who has worked for 20 years in the mental health field, and has specialised in posttraumatic mental health since 2003. Within the PTSD field, Andrea’s particular research and clinical interest is in the area of sleep and nightmares. She has completed a PhD on this topic.
Associate Professor Darryl Wade, BA (Hons) MA (ClinPsych) PhD MAPS (CCLIN).
Darryl Wade is a clinical psychologist with many years' experience in public and private mental health settings. He has published widely on mental health issues affecting young people. Darryl is an experienced presenter, practitioner and project leader in posttraumatic mental health. His current research interests include screening and brief interventions for substance use in trauma-exposed populations.
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ACPMH child and adolescent trauma trainers:Our trainers are experienced child and adolescent therapists.
Professor Brett McDermott, BMedSci MBBS FRANZCP CertChildPsych MD
Brett McDermott is a child psychiatrist, Director of the Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Brisbane, Professorial Fellow at the Mater Medical Research Institute, and a member of the Australian National Mental Health Disaster Response Committee and Taskforce. He has been responsible for the screening of children and adolescents for PTSD following natural disasters in Queensland.
Associate Professor Vanessa Cobham, BA PhD (Clin) MAPS MBPsS
Vanessa Cobham is a senior clinical psychologist working at Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service in Brisbane and a senior lecturer at the School of Psychology, The University of Queensland. Dr Cobham is an international leader in the area of child and adolescent anxiety disorder and has headed up large-scale screening and early intervention programs for children and adolescents on behalf of the Queensland Government following recent natural disasters.
Dr Rowena Conroy, BA (Hons) (Psych) MPsych (Clinical) PhD MAPS (CCLIN)
Rowena Conroy is a senior clinical psychologist at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and an Honorary Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Dr Conroy has worked with trauma survivors in centres nationally and internationally. She has conducted research examining children’s memory and psychological adjustment following a range of traumatic events.
Dr Elizabeth Cosgrave, BA GradDipAppPsych DPsych MAPS (CCLIN)
Elizabeth Cosgrave is a clinical psychologist working in private practice, and is a sessional lecturer for the clinical doctoral programs at the universities of Melbourne, Deakin and Swinburne. Dr Cosgrave has previously worked as a clinical psychologist at Orygen Youth Health, and in an academic role at Orygen Research Centre.
Carsten Schley, DiplPsych Germany MAPS (CCLIN)
Carsten Schley is a clinical psychologist working at Orygen Youth Health where he has worked in both the clinical and the training & communications programs. His particular area of interest is the assessment and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders in young people. Carsten has also led several research projects examining the effectiveness of the intensive outreach approach in assisting young people with complex trauma histories.
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