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New Frontiers in PTSD – Controversies, Challenges and Innovations
22 May, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST$44
APN CLINICAL FOCUS WEBINAR SERIES
‘New Frontiers in PTSD – Controversies, Challenges and Innovations’
Prof Mark Creamer, Consulting & Clinical Psychologist,
Dept of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
About the ‘New Frontiers’ webinars: In 2020 the Anxiety Practitioners Network will be bringing you a range of webinars aimed at providing an up to date review of the current evidence-based psychological treatments for the anxiety disorders as well as emerging treatment innovations to help further improve treatment outcomes.
About this webinar:
The diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been the focus of considerable clinical and research interest in recent years, but substantial disagreements remain in several areas. This presentation will provide a brief overview of recent research and clinical opinion across several areas including: a) the phenomenology of PTSD and related conditions (e.g., symptom profiles, diagnosis, comorbidity); b) the prevention of PTSD and related conditions; and c) evidence-based treatments for PTSD. The focus will be on the complexities and nuances in each area, highlighting not only the great progress that has been made but also the current and future challenges for clinicians and researchers working with these complex disorders. Particular emphasis will be devoted to exploring the options for achieving improved treatment outcomes in PTSD and highlighting future directions for the field.
About the presenter:
Mark Creamer is a clinical psychologist, internationally recognised for his work in posttraumatic mental health. He is a Professorial Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and, until 2011, was Director of the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (now known as Phoenix Australia). Mark has considerable clinical, policy, teaching, and research experience in the mental health effects of disaster and trauma. Over the last 30 years, he has worked extensively with individuals, communities, and organizations to facilitate recovery following incidents of natural and human origin. Mark works with government and non-government organisations, as well as with health professionals, to improve the recognition, prevention and treatment of mental health problems in people exposed to stressful life events. He has a strong research track record, having published over 180 journal articles and many book chapters, as well as co-editing/authoring three books. He served for six years on the Board of Directors of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and, in 2011, was awarded their highest honour, the Lifetime Achievement Award.