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2009 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Workshop
"Safety requires control of maladaptive behaviours, such as self harm, suicidality,
unhealthy risk taking, substance abuse, eating disorders, and tolerating or inflicting
relational aggression" - Ford, Courtois, Steele, Van der Hart, and Nijenhuis (2005)
Essential for Health Care Professionals
Psychologists, Social Workers, Doctors, Nurses, Psychiatrists,
Dieticians, Nutritionists, Physiotherapists
Friday 21st August 2009
Byron Bay Community & Cultural Centre
Certificates of attendance at this Professional Development activity will be available on completion
This evidence based, hands on, one day workshop
is directed at Health Care Professionals who wish to keep up to date with current trends, and work more effectively
with their clients and improve treatment outcome.
This workshop will focus on the
rationale and subsequent use of exposure therapy in treating post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Grant will start by providing an outline and explicating the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress DisorderE This will be followed by a brief overview of the epidemiology of PTSD and the efficacy of various treatments, followed by a hands-on explanation of the treatment, using role plays and demonstrations. Grant will also discuss strategies for working with clients who present with co-morbid issues such as drug use, mental health problems and trauma. The integration of cognitive techniques into the practice of exposure therapy will also be addressed.
Professor Grant Devilly BSc (Hons), MClin, PhD .
Grant is a Clinical Psychologist with a wealth
of experience in the field of Trauma assessment and treatment. Grant has published a
number of articles relating to PTSD and was part of the NH&MRC endorsed panel which
wrote the Australian guidelines for the treatment of PTSD. Grant is a seasoned presenter
on the topic of PTSD and, in particular, on psychological aspects of intervention.
More recently his research has focused on early interventions following trauma, and
resilience training for those most at risk of experiencing trauma.
Cost and Registration
$230 single day training fee, includes morning and afternoon refreshments.
The venue is located in heart of Byron Bay (town) with access to many exciting healthy lunch time experiences.
Registration and Enquiries
Places are limited and will be booked on a first come
first served basis. Please complete the 2009 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Workshop
Legacy of Childhood TraumaEregistration form at www.byronclinic.com.au Preferred methods of payment include
electronic funds transfer or cheque to Byron Clinic Pty Ltd. Payment details are on the 'registration form' link.
Cancellations of attendance from the workshop before 7th August 2009 will be charged 50% of
the workshop fee. After the 7th August 2009 no refunds will be made. Participants who cancel will have the opportunity
to use 60% of the fee towards a future Byron Clinic workshop. Byron Clinic Pty Ltd reserves the right to make any changes to the above workshop without notice.
Byron Clinic Pty Ltd. P. O. Box 2088, Byron Bay, NSW, 2481, Australia. ABN 24 050 754 473