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Trauma, Depression and Anxiety: The Practical Applications of Neuroscience Concepts to Different Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Professor Pieter Rossouw

22-23 March 2018
The Holroyd Centre

Seminar outline

photo-pieter-rossouw-portraitThis 2-day workshop will explore the potential implications of the latest understandings of the brain, and how these developments can be utilised to enhance the treatment of traumatic stress symptoms, depression and anxiety in our practice. These practical applications will be explored in the context of the different schools of psychotherapeutic approaches such as the cognitive behavioural therapies, psychodynamic, somatic-based, EMDR, Mindfulness, etc; utilising neuroscience as an organising framework. The workshop will include an overview of brain anatomy, physiology and neurobiology, with an emphasis on the neurobiological origins of post traumatic stress symptoms, depression and anxiety. It will also address the issue of attachment. It will include the latest clinical research and its applications to clinical practice to change neural pathways and functioning and promote wellbeing. The workshop will incorporate videos and case discussions to help participants develop the knowledge and skills to apply the evidence base of neuroscience to their clinical practice with clients dealing with post traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.


$399, $299 concession
(Complimentary morning tea included)

Registrations essential

All registrations are online. You can elect to pay immediately with your credit card or request an invoice to pay by cheque or make a transfer to STARTTS’ bank account. Please click on the ‘Register now’ button below. A confirmation email will be sent to you automatically. Call STARTTS on (02) 9794 1900 and ask for the Training Administration Officer if you have any questions.

About Professor Pieter Rossouw

Pieter is the Director the Unit for Neuropsychotherapy and Master of Counselling Program at the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Human Services at The University of Queensland. His research and teaching focuses on Neuropsychotherapy. Pieter is also the Director of Mediros – a company that provides training in Neurobiology and Neuropsychotherapy.

Pieter has been in private practice for the past 25 years. Pieter holds Honours Degrees in Philosophy and Psychology, a Master Degree in Clinical Psychology and a PhD. Pieter is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. He provides Mental Health training for GP’s and is accredited at the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Pieter was a Professor in Clinical Psychology at Universities in Canada, Holland and South Africa where he also spearheaded a Psycho-Therapeutic Assistance Program to support people being exposed to trauma.

Pieter specialises in Neuropsychotherapy and is an expert in anxiety and mood disorders. He has published 5 Scientific Books and 20 scientific articles. He has been involved in research in extensive clinical trials and presented research papers at 30 International Conferences worldwide. He is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the International Association for Family Therapy and the Professional Association for Drug and Alcohol Workers, the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society and the Board of the Neuropsychotherapist with fellow researchers Allan Shore, Louis Cozolino, Todd Feinberg and Georg Northoff.

The Holroyd Centre
17 Miller St
Merrylands NSW

Getting there:
Train – the venue is one block from Merrylands train station
Bus – Many buses go to Merrylands train station
Car – there is limited parking next to the venue in the council car park, otherwise Stockland Mall a few blocks away has parking

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Registrations will not be confirmed until full payment is received. A receipt will be mailed to you once payment has been received. Please bring your receipt to the seminar for proof of registration. An administration fee of $50 applies to all cancellations one month before the event. Registration once paid cannot be cancelled after one month before the event regardless of personal circumstances. Registration can be transferred to another delegate. A photocopy or pdf of a valid student or other type of concession card must be forwarded to STARTTS if the student/concession price is being paid. Workshops have a limited number of participants. Registrations close normally 5 days before the event.