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New Social Anxiety Treatment for 7-17 year olds
Research suggests social anxiety disorder is the most common mental health problem in children and teenagers. If extreme shyness is impacting the life of a youth you know, it may be social anxiety.  Read more >
 
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Prevention of Youth Suicide
Centre for Emotional Health Director, Professor Jennie Hudson made a submission to parliament advising how to prevent youth suicide. Subsequently, she was invited to Canberra earlier this year to discuss her ideas with Hon Greg Hunt, Minister for Health. Read the submission>
 
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Portraits of Recovery
Perceived stigma and poor understanding about mental health are significant barriers preventing males with depression and anxiety from gaining help. As a result the leading cause of death in men aged 15-44 is suicide.

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 of 30 males who have experienced and recovered from anxiety, depression and suicide.

If the research shows that sharing the portraits and stories of those who have overcome mental health issues reduces stigma and increases help seeking intentions in males, then programs that include art and storytelling will be used to facilitate the conversation about mental health.

Help us succeed in this important work, which is aiming to reduce suicide, by donating. A $12 donation will pay for a 40 ml tube of oil paint. A $50 donation will pay for a single painting panel and a $350 donation will provide the materials for a single portrait. Donate>
 
New research
Why your grumpy grandpa could need help
Grumpiness is not a natural part of getting older. Rather, it can be a sign of anxiety and depression. Read more >
The scarier the better: exposure therapy for spider fear
Exposure therapy is the gold-standard treatment for overcoming phobias, however, many therapist don't use it thinking clients can't tolerate it.  Read more >
Parental response to depression in adolescences
Parental response to depressive symptoms in adolescents can be negatively influenced by the parents' own depressive symptoms, their level of stigma and their understanding about depression. Read more >
 
Events
 
 
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, 9am to 4pm


Chad_Wetterneck picture.jpgDuring his first trip to Australia, certified FAP trainer Dr Chad Wetterneck, will teach us how to promote awareness, courage, and compassion to deepen the therapeutic relationship and improve patient outcomes.

Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a behaviorally-based therapy that employs a variety of techniques to differentially reinforce effective behaviors and reduce ineffective behavior, particularly in interpersonal situations. FAP is most effective when integrated with traditional CBT.
Friday, 19 October, 9am to 4pm

Assessment, treatment and prevention of anxiety in children and adolescents and specific training on how to run the Cool Kids™ anxiety program.
Anytime, online

 
Participate in research
We are always looking for individuals and schools to participate in our research studies. Take a look at some of the projects we are currently working on and if you're interested please make contact.
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