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Clinical Seminars

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Photo: Dr John Briere presenting for STARTTS in 2012

Upcoming Events

17-18 November 2016
Enhancing Outcomes in Complex Trauma: The Integration of Psychotherapy with Evidence-Based Neurobiological Methods
Dr Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
More information available soon

About the program

As a part of STARTTS’ commitment to promoting excellence in clinical practice in working with refugees, we invite international and national speakers recognised as experts in their field to conduct two high quality clinical seminars per year on cutting edge topics relevant to the treatment and rehabilitation of torture and trauma survivors.

In the past we have had the pleasure of hosting seminars by luminaries such as Dr Janina FisherDr John Arden, Dr John Briere, Dr Louis Cozolino, Dr Bessel van der Kolk, Dr Daniel Siegel and Dr Stephen Porges.

Read more about STARTTS’ previous clinical seminars.