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The Road Home and the Australian Centre of Excellence for Post-Traumatic Stress (ACEPTS) is proud to present the Global Alliance Conference on Post-Traumatic Stress. The conference aims to showcase the latest research, effective models of care for trauma, the power of collaboration and future directions for the wellbeing for veterans, first responders and their families.

When: 6 – 8 November 2019

Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Convention Centre and Seppeltsfield Winery, Barossa Valley

Over three days participants will hear from a range of experts including trauma therapists and a number of global thought leaders on research, treatment and multidisciplinary models of care. The conference is aimed at leading researchers, clinicians, policy makers in Defence and Veterans Affairs and Mental Health, service providers and lived experience participants.

Speakers include:

Nicholas Carleton, Ph.D; Professor of Clinical Psychology and Scientific Director for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment

Melissa Walker, Creative Arts Therapist at the National Intrepid Centre of Excellence, a directorate of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre, USA

Dr Stephen Boucher; Clincal Medical Director and Psychiatrist at the Operational Stress Injury Clinic, Canada  

Martin Colclough; Head of Sports Recovery at Help for Heroes UK

Colleen E. Clark; Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) Master Certified Therapist and Lead Trainer, Canada

Dr Miranda Van Hooff; Dr Van Hooff (BA (Hons), PhD), Director of Research at the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide

Stacey Ferland, Nationally Certified Traumatologist, Registered Psychotherapist and Master Practitioner in Clinical Counselling with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA). Stacey currently leads the Psychological Services Division as Manager at the Calgary Police Service, in Alberta, Canada

Dr Jon Lane; Psychiatrist, Army reservist, Afghanistan Veteran and Researcher, Dr Lane is currently completing a PhD in peer led group treatments for Military, Veterans, Police and Emergency Services personnel through the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies at the University of Adelaide with The Road Home and Mates4Mates

Robert Lippiatt; served as an Infantryman in the Australian Army in the early 1970’s and since early 2003 has been active in the area of Defence and Services Community Health and Wellbeing. He has participated in or led a number of national and international initiatives and is currently involved in international projects seeking to link Policy, Research, Service Provision and Advocacy in new ways to deliver enhanced Health and Wellbeing outcomes for members of the Defence and Services Community

To learn more about the speakers, view the program and register for the conference visit the website.