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Di., 14. Sept.


Virtual Conference



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14. Sept. 2021, 09:00 – 18. Sept. 2021, 13:00

Virtual Conference

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The Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS) and Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health invite you join us for  ACOTS 2021. Don’t miss this one. This will be a unique conference experience, not to be missed. We have developed a full conference program including 10 Keynote Presenters, 10 Clinical Update Sessions and 4 parallel streams of research advancing knowledge in traumatic stress. The ACOTS organising committee have worked hard to make sure this is a not to miss event. As a virtual conference, the registration costs is the lowest it has ever been less than 1/3 the price of our last conference. Delegates can also receive complimentary 12 months membership from the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS) by joining as a member now, as well as receiving the conference discount. The conference presentations and clinical skills sessions will continue to be available to all delegates as video and audio on demand for 12 months.


* Early bird expires at midnight on Friday 20 August 2021

Group discounts are available for 5 people or more with a 20% discount when 10 ore more people registered and can be registered through the ACOTS website.

Overview of the ACOTS 2021 Plenary Speakers

The virtual nature of this conference has allowed the Scientific Committee to invite a much larger group of keynote speakers for the conference who are all international leaders in their field and their chosen plenary topics are listed below.

  • Professor Laurence Kirmayer, Landscapes of trauma: A social-ecological approach to cultural diversity in mental health research, theory and practice
  • Fiona Cornforth, CEO of The Healing Foundation
  • Professor Katherine Iverson, Harnessing health services research and implementation science to improve care for individuals who experience intimate partner violence (IPV): Examples from the US Veterans Health Administration
  • Professor Heidi Ellis, Using Community Based Participatory Research Methods with refugees
  • Professor Nicholas Procter, Lived experience co-design and quality research in mental health and suicide prevention
  • Associate Professor John Torous, Mobile Mental Health for Stress: Exploring the Research, Current Clinical Applications, and Evaluation Strategies
  • Professor Bob Ursano, Mental health and psychosocial responses during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Professor Tim Dalgleish, Transdiagnostic approaches to human distress in the aftermath of trauma
  • Christine Morgan, CEO of the National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention Adviser to Prime Minister Scott Morrison
  • Australian Trauma Plenary, Alexander McFarlane, Mark Creamer, Ruth Wraith and Louise Newman
Overview of the ACOTS 2021 Clinical Update Sessions
  • Emotion regulation skills training for refugees with PTSD: Clinical insights on the adaptation of Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR): Prof Angela Nickerson, Avalon Tissue, Philippa Specker, Joel Hoffman
  • Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders’ and its treatment of PTSD, Professor Meaghan O’Donnell, Dr Winnie Lau, Amanda Pearce
  • Turning off the taps for PTSD – Diet Matters!; Dr Tetyana Rocks & Gina Howland
  • Unpacking the Challenges of working with Refugee Client Populations In a Time of Crisis: A Case Study Approach, Jorge Aroche
  • Does EMDR work long term and if so why? Chris Lee
  • The Family Violence Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and Management Framework (MARAM), Dr Karen Williams
  • Peers as Para-Professionals: the perspectives of lived-experience peers in service and program delivery, Dr Jon Lane
  • Challenging the status quo: improving trauma recovery by enhancing training in the use of evidence-informed and evidence-based interventions for trauma impacted individuals and communities, Leanne Humphreys

If you have any questions about ACOTS 2021, please contact the ACOTS 21st Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress Organisers: ICMS Pty Ltd PO Box 170 Hawthorn VIC 3122 T: +61 3 9810 0200 E:

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