Client Resources      A range of articles, links, tools and other resources to support your client's needs.

ACPMH Full Guidelines

Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults With Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

ACPMH Handbook - Information for People with ASD and PTSD.

ACPMH Guidelines for ASD and PTSD: Information for People with ASD and PTSD, their Families and Carers.

Book Review - DIRT—Danger Ideation Reduction Therapy

Danger ideation reduction therapy (DIRT) for obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a new intervention focusing on providing corrective information, and is the subject of a new comprehensive guide to treatment for compulsive washing. The components of DIRT are well presented in this manual-based treatment and the documentation includes dialogues, fi lmed interviews with workers in dangerous occupations, and fact sheets to persuade the client to exchange beliefs about danger for beliefs about safety. The book is well organized and user friendly. Clinical trials have shown DIRT to be an effective treatment. Although DIRT as a stand alone therapy seems to offer some advantages over conventional CBT, it may function currently more as an adjunct to help cognitive restructuring. DIRT certainly encourages us to rethink some assumptions about the use of corrective information in treating OCD.

Code of Ethics (APS)

The Australian Psychological Society Limited (the Society) adopted this Code of Ethics (the Code) at its Forty-First Annual General Meeting held on 27 September 2007 and it remains extant today. It provides the ethical framework for Psychologists working within Australia.

Depression Anxiety Stress Scale (DASS) - Full Version

The DASS is a 42-item self report instrument designed to measure the three related negative emotional states of depression, anxiety and tension/stress. It is in the public domain and may be downloaded from this website with an attached scoring sheet.

Handouts - Centre for Clinical Interventions

The Centre for Clinical Interventions has a range of free handout / modules for clients on a range of subjects including assertiveness, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, panicattacks, perfectionism, social anxiety disorder and worry.....          The Centre for Clinical Interventions          *        

Lifeline Tool kit. Helping someone at risk of suicide.

Lifeline’s Helping someone at risk of suicide tool kit provides information about the following: Are you concerned that someone close to you is considering taking their own life? Have you noticed changes in their attitude and behaviour? Has someone you know attempted suicide? Would you like to know how to help them stay safe and seek help?

Links about Anxiety

Useful links to organisations providing information, support or advice about anxiety, Anxiety Disorders and other psychological disorders:

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health          *          Anxiety Online          *          A. N. U.          *          Head Space          *

Links about Depression

Useful links to organisations providing information, support or advice about depression:

Beyond Blue          *          Black Dog Institute          *          Partners in Depression          *          blueboard         *    

Links about Drugs and Alcohol Misuse

Useful links to organisations that provide information, support or advice in relation to alcohol or other drugs misuse:

Head Space          *          Living is for Everyone          *           Adin           *

Links about Suicide

Useful links to organisations providing education, support or advice in relation to the prevention of suicide and dealing with it's consequences:

Living Works          *          Reach Out          *          ACROSS          *

Plain Language About Shiftwork

By Roger R. Rosa and Michael J. Colligan on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Working the night shift - preparation, survival and recovery

Prepared on behalf of a multidisciplinary Working Group by Nicholas Horrocks MSc and Roy Pounder MD DSc FRCP on behalf of the Royal College of Physicians of London. This Guide was also published in Clinical Medicine 2006 Vol 6.