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Identifying and working with complex PTSD

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The Hills Lodge Hotel & Spa

1 Salisbury Road

Castle Hill, NSW 2154

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Allied Health Education Event - Identifying & working with complex PTSD

It has long been recognised that exposure to prolonged or severe interpersonal trauma, neglect and abuse results in clinical presentations that are not adequately captured by the diagnosis of PTSD. Clinical accounts of more complex traumatic stress presentations date from early work with Holocaust Survivors and was captured by Judith Herman’s 1992 description of Complex PTSD. After 20 years in the wilderness, cPTSD is due to be recognised in ICD-11 due to an emerging body of research validating the construct of cPTSD. A key feature of this new definition of cPTSD is the identification of disturbances in self-organization comprises affective dysregulation, negative self-concept and disturbances in relationships in addition to core PTSD symptoms of reexperiencing, avoidance and sense of threat.

This session will provide you with:

  • An overview of recent developments in cPTSD research.

  • An introduction to the concept of disturbances in self-organization and how to assess DSO and cPTSD in clinical practice

  • How to undertake case formulation for patients presenting with cPTSD (Tri-phasic treatment, STAIR, TF-DBT, Conversational Model)

  • Models of clinical intervention for cPTSD

  • Case examples from the PTSD programs trauma programs run through Richmond Hospital

  • Future directions in clinical practice and research with cPTSD

Prof. Zachary Steel holds the Professorial Chair of Trauma and Mental Health, a partnership between School of Psychiatry UNSW, St John of God Richmond Hospital and the Black Dog Institute. Prof Steel has worked with veterans and first responders in Australia, disaster and conflict affected populations within the Asia-Pacific region and asylum seekers and refugees as well as supporting mental health partnerships with Aboriginal communities in NSW. He is the president elect of the Australian Association for Traumatic Stress (ASTSS) and a member of the Anzac Centre Reference Group and the DVA National Veteran Mental Health Clinical Reference Group. https://research.unsw.edu.au/people/professor-zachary-steel / https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=r-KUTdEAAAAJ&hl=en

Mr Dominic Hilbrink is a Senior Clinician at St John of God Richmond Hospital. A social worker by training, he has worked as a specialist in trauma since 2001. Richmond Hospital has one of the longest running nationally accredited trauma recovery programs in Australia. Dominic has been a lead clinician in this treatment program for over 15 years and has provided treatment to veterans, emergency service personnel and civilians over this time that have faced multiple complex trauma related injuries.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking is available at the venue

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email Tania: rsvp.richmond@sjog.org.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, please present ticket on entry

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The Hills Lodge Hotel & Spa

1 Salisbury Road

Castle Hill, NSW 2154

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