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Emotional Health in Young Women

Australian women aged 16-24 years are experiencing a higher incidence of mental health disorders than men aged 16-24 years and a higher rate than any other age group. Why is this and what can we do about it? Read more


Rising Stars in Emotional Health Research
Are you a rising star in the research world? If so, look out for details about how to nominate yourself for the 2018 Emotional Health Early Career Research Excellence Award which will be covered in our next newsletter.

Winners of the award receive a $3,000 prize and possibly a job offer!

The 2017 winner, Jonathan Stange from the University of Illinois at Chicago, focuses his research on identifying cognitive-affective mechanisms involved in the development and progression of mood disorders across the lifespan. In the past 5 years, Jonathan has authored or co-authored 54 research papers – an exceptional achievement.

Congratulations also goes to Rebecca Lazurus and Sophie Schneider, former higher degree research candidates, who were joint winners in the CEH Student Prize for publishing their research in highly respected journals.  

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Portraits of Recovery
We want to reduce the incidence of suicide in young people by developing programs that promote a conversation around mental health. We believe the use of art and storytelling can do just that.

In a unique collaboration, Professor Jennie Hudson from the Centre for Emotional Health with artist Joe Lander will host an art exhibition which showcases the portraits and stories of 30 males who have experienced and recovered from anxiety, depression and suicide.

We invite applications from young males, between 12 and 18 years who are comfortable sharing their story about recovering from a mental health problem and are interested in having their portrait painted and displayed in the exhibition. Submit an application.
New research
Family functioning after disclosure of child abuse
This study investigated the perceived family relations and family functioning in non-offending caregivers (NOCs) of abused children compared with parents of non-abused children.
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Being bullied online is associated with higher rates of depressive and social anxiety symptoms. But what are the specific underlying factors that may account for this?
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Drinking to cope with anxiety
A new online program called Inroads is available for free to young adults aged 17 to 24 years. It teaches skills to handle anxiety so the dependence on alcohol to cope is overcome. 
Anxiety can seriously impact young people’s lives but is treatable. Professor Ron Rapee will share his knowledge and provide an opportunity to ask questions.
Tuesday, 10 April 2018
Humans have a need to feel secure and wanted. This is obtained through interpersonal connections. When these connections aren't present, mental health problems can occur. Learn about new interventions designed to address interpersonal risk factors from Distinguished Professor Brad Schmidt.
Friday, 1 June 2018
Clients often present with comorbid emotional disorders. Professor Peter Norton will teach you how Transdiagnostic case formulations and tCBT can guide treatment to support multiple disorders without the need to tailor for each disorder.
Friday, 29 June 2018
We are offering a 2 hour workshop for students, during the July 2018 school holidays, which covers some of the key tips and strategies to overcome study stress. Particularly helpful for those in grades 10, 11 and 12. Register your interest to receive information. 
July school holidays, 2018 (Dates to be announced)
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
Friday, 24 August, 2018
Learn how to implement Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Associate Professor Maria Kangas will also teach how to incorporate TF-CBT approaches with complex trauma.
Friday, 21 September 2018
Doctor Chad Wetterneck from Rogers Memorial Hospital in the USA will show you how to promote awareness, courage, and compassion  by using the therapeutic relationship to help your clients improve their relationships outside of the therapy room.
Friday, 19 October 2018
Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
Anytime, online

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