Treating PTSD - Day 1-2

Treating PTSD - Day 1-2
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This highly interactive two-day livestream program is intended for all mental health professionals in Australia and surrounding regions including Oceania, ASEAN and Asia. The content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. It is delivered between 9am and 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time on 18-19 November 2021. Take note that if you reside in Brisbane (-1 hr) or Perth (-3hrs) or Auckland (+2hrs) there is a time difference (ie., 8am start in Brisbane or 6am start in Perth and 11 am start in Auckland). You will need a constant high speed internet connection of at least 10 Mbps per day.

You will be required to commit 15 hours of your time to participate in Days 1-2 (14 hours livestream + 1 hour for the Day 1-2 quiz) with printed copies of your materials mailed to you before access is provided.

Treating PTSD with Dr Leah Giarratano (Day 1-2) livestream on 18-19 November 2021 between 9am and 5pm AEDT with online access to program material from 20 November to 20 December 2021

In order to ensure you receive printed materials on time by mail, Australian registrations are not accepted after 11/11/21. If you reside outside Australia, you must be registered three weeks prior.

Leah Giarratano will present the livestream from her home over two consecutive days and you will be able to pose questions during the presentations. Each livestream session will be between 1.5 and 2 hours in duration with three 15-30 minute breaks during the day (for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea).
To help you consolidate your learning, you will also have one-month access to Leah’s pre-recorded online training package. Please note that this is not simply a recording of a past live event. This is an education package specifically designed and produced to be worked through online, presented throughout by Dr Leah Giarratano, incorporating lectures, real cases, learning quizzes and structured practical exercises to complete in your own time. Further details will be provided upon registration.

Professional Endorsements
This program is intended for all mental health professionals. Counsellors, occupational therapists, psychiatrists, counselling general medical practitioners, mental health nurses, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers are all welcome to attend.

Program Description
This two-day training presents a highly practical and interactive workshop (case-based) for treating traumatized patients; the content is applicable to both adult and adolescent populations. Techniques are largely cognitive behavioural; they are best-practice, 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:
  • 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

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 

Providers Terms

Cancellation Policy

  • In order to qualify for a refund, Talominbooks have not mailed you the printed materials and your cancellation is finalized in writing prior to 1/11/21.
  • Cancellation will attract a $77 processing fee. If you paid by credit card, the card fee paid is not refundable. The card fee also applies on the balance of your refund.
  • If you have received your printed materials and do not qualify for a refund, you can postpone the balance of your online access to the recordings to another time period of your choosing within six months of your registration.
  • If you have received the printed program materials and do not take part in the livestream or access the online recording for any reason, we cannot refund any part of your fee.

Course Fee$576Book
Contact Hours:

14.0 hrs


Thu, 18 November 2021

Start Time:

9:00 AM


2 Days


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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.