Treatment for Journalists
The program is designed for current and former journalists who are experiencing ongoing distress related to traumatic events reported on and/or experienced during their careers.
The treatment involves six individual sessions with a clinical psychologist and focuses on a range of skills that empirical research indicates are most effective in reducing posttraumatic stress. The program has been adapted in collaboration with the Dart Foundation to meet the specific needs of journalists. The treatment does not involve taking any medication but offers different psychological approaches within a controlled evaluation to determine the most effective treatment for journalists.
All information collected during treatment is completely confidential.
Treatment is offered at two Sydney locations; Westmead Hospital, and the University of New South Wales, Randwick. If you are unable to attend treatment in person, the treatment is also available via phone or Skype.
Our programs are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, so are offered free of charge.