- What is PTSD? (diagnosis, epidemiology, comorbidity, spectrum of the disorder)
- Treatment maps and planning strategies
- Psychoeducation and motivation tips
- Analyzing 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
- Self-care for clinicians
- 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
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Thu, 18 November 2021
Dr Leah Giarratano
B.A. (Hons.), M.Psych., D.Psych.
Leah Giarratano is an Australian registered clinical psychologist and an author of fiction and nonfiction books. As a psychologist she has vast clinical and teaching expertise in traumatology, working in this area in since 1995, across many trauma populations and utilising several treatment modalities. Leah currently provides training and limited clinical supervision to mental health professionals globally. She is available internationally to speak about trauma and its psychological treatment.
- Doctor of Clinical Psychology, University of Wollongong, 2005
- Master of Clinical Psychology, (Awarded with Merit) University of Sydney, 1994
- Bachelor of Arts (with majors in English and Psychology) and honours (in Psychology), University of Sydney, 1991
- Australian Psychological Society (APS)
- Fellow APS College of Clinical Psychologists
- Psychology Board of Australia Registration Number: PSY0001302405
Leah is a foundation team member of an Australian national award-winning inpatient PTSD treatment program and is the author of several sell-out trauma education programs for mental health professionals. She has conducted specialised programs for the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces, many corporate entities, including insurance, juvenile and adult forensic settings, and community mental health. She conducted a nationally accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training program for medical practitioners between 1995 and 2008.
Leah is a Psychology Board of Australia approved supervisor. Leah was a Medical Assessor for the NSW Motor Accidents Authority, and for 12 years an Authorised Report Writer for NSW Victims Services. She has held appointments as a Clinical Supervisor for the University of Sydney, Macquarie University, University of NSW and the University of Wollongong, for their Master of Clinical Psychology Programs.
In 2006, Random House Australia (now Penguin Australia) acquired Leah's first two crime novels. Her first novel 'Vodka Doesn't Freeze', was published in July 2007 and her second, 'Voodoo Doll' in July 2008. Two further novels in the series were acquired by Random House in 2007; 'Black Ice' was published in July 2009 and 'Watch the World Burn' was published in June 2010. Although her crime novels are works of fiction, they are inspired by her experiences working in the field of psychological trauma.
In 2008, Screentime Australia contracted Leah to host an eight, one-hour episode, prime-time documentary series 'Beyond the Darklands' as an expert delving into the minds of some of Australia's infamous criminals. The series aired in Australia on Channel 7 from March 18, 2009 and on television networks internationally in 2010.
In 2010, Penguin Australia acquired Leah’s first three young adult novels: an urban fantasy series. The first book 'Disharmony: The Telling' was published in 2012 and the remaining two 'Disharmony: The Laeduin' and 'Disharmony: Immortal Combat' were published in 2013.