PTSD – Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel discusses growth predictors

PTSD: We are pleased to announce Assistant Prof Lisa Marie Abel, Bond University as a Speaker at The 17th International Mental Health Conference to be held 10-12 August 2016 on the Gold Coast. Lisa will be presenting on: ‘Phoenix Rising: Vicarious Posttraumatic Growth Predictors in an Australian Sample’ The majority of research for posttraumatic growth has focused on those who have experienced trauma directly and/or has focused on those who …

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Living with Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder

Gaining a better understanding Multiple Personality Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder and raising awareness of these serious mental health conditions is a vision held by Australian author, philanthropist and social activist Marcela Del Sol. Her new book ‘Kaleidoscope’ is Marcela’s first work of fiction; a collection of beautifully written reflections about the life and struggles of a woman co-existing with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD) and Dissociative Identity Syndrome (DID). …

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Surf therapy helping PTSD sufferers

Surf therapy is being used to help mend broken soldiers returning from war zones with crippling PTSD as well as children suffering conditions like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism. It is a phenomenon not fully understood by science but the latest research is aimed at understanding why spending time in the surf is bringing profound relief without the side effects of drugs. Digger James Milliss is haunted by the night …

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Michael Burge OAM FAPS to present on PTSD treatment methods at IMHC15

Michael Burge OAM FAPS, Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment will present at the 16th International Mental Health Conference at QT Hotel, Gold Coast 12-14 August 2015. Speaker Bio: Michael Burge is current Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment, a Director Board of Directors of the Australian Psychological Society and has had over 30 years experience in psychology, counselling, education and training. He has been working clinically in …

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New options and new angles on suicide prevention & support

With new technology comes new opportunities. The proliferation of smart phones, creates an opportunity for the development of mental health specific Apps – both as an adjunct to existing services – giving people another, potentially more independent and discrete option, but also, to reach traditionally hard-to-reach cohorts (youth, males, rural/remote, disability, single parents, GLBTI etc) when they are in the grips of a mental health crisis. The 14th International Mental …

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