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Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Format Workshop
Presenters Dr Leah Giarratano
Description This two-day program presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating traumatised patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. Techniques are largely cognitive behavioural, evidence-based, and will be immediately useful and effective for your clinical practice.

The program includes handouts and numerous case examples. The emphasis is upon imparting practical skills and up-to-date research in this area.

Day one topics include:
- Treatment maps and planning strategies
- Psychoeducation and motivation tips
- Analysing and targeting dysfunctional behaviours (e.g., substance abuse, self-harm)
- Arousal reduction strategies (including breathing
retraining, grounding and distraction tasks)
- An introduction to anger management

Day Two topics include:
- Invivo exposure therapy (reducing avoidance behaviours)
- The fundamentals of exposure therapy for traumatic
memories (prolonged imaginal exposure
- Cognitive challenging of negative self-statements
related to the traumatic event
- Contraindications and complex case issues

This workshop is designed to meet the CPD requirements for Medicare Focused Psychological Strategy (FPS) providers and the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA) requirements for an Active CPD event. If you are a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), your CPD activities no longer need to be endorsed by the APS; this means you can accrue CPD hours by participating in activities that you believe are relevant to your annual learning plan or goals. This program is intended for all mental health professionals.
About the presenter(s) About the program presenter
Leah Giarratano is an Australian doctoral level clinical psychologist who specialises in the assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She has been presenting training programs in Australia since 1996 and in New Zealand since 2000. Leah is the author of six professional books covering the assessment and treatment of psychological trauma and in the application of CBT and six fiction books in crime and fantasy.
Location New Zealand
Venue Attendees to be advised by email, Auckland CBD

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 27 Jun 2013 to 28 Jun 2013
Time 9am - 4:30pm
Cost $650 Normal Fee OR $600 Early Bird OR $550 Super Early Bird
Notes Refer to for details and to register by cheque, EFT, Visa or Mastercard. Registration must be finalised 3 days prior.
Organiser Talomin Books Pty Ltd
Contact Name Joshua George
Telephone 02 9823 3374
Fax 02 8786 1361