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.
We have adapted state of the art techniques for treatment of PTSD that will either be delivered by a clinical psychologist or through a manual that you can implement in your own time. The treatment 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 Center for Journalism and Trauma 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 either by phone, Skype, or a tailor-made manual.
Our programs are funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council, so are offered free of charge. Once you contact the clinic you will be asked some questions about your trauma exposure, symptoms and cormorbid conditions. This interview should take approximately fifteen minutes. Subsequently, your presentation will be discussed at a weekly meeting and if deemed suitable for assessment you will go ahead to a longer phone assessment with a clinician prior to commencing treatment.
The treatments are not suitable for those in crisis.