Along with Dr. Pam Stavropoulos, ASCA Head of Research and Clinical Practice I co-authored a set of Practice Guidelines.
ASCA’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery present the collective wisdom of the last two decades of national and international research in the trauma field. They are poised to revolutionise possibilities for recovery for the large numbers of people with unresolved “complex trauma” – child abuse in all its forms, neglect, family and community violence and other adverse childhood events.
They establish insights that optimism about recovery from complex trauma is warranted, and that childhood trauma can be resolved.
The Guidelines were launched on October 2012 by Hon Mark Butler MP, Australian Federal Minister for Mental Health and Ageing at Parliament House, Canberra