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Based in Westmead NSW, this evidence and researched based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program, is available for police who have experienced work based and organisational trauma. Investigating new ways of enhancing existing CBT treatments along with 11 weeks of weekly one on one counselling with a clinical psychologist to ascertain the benefits of therapy tailored specifically to emergency services workers.

The Traumatic Stress Clinic is recognised internationally as a leading research treatment clinic for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and prolonged grief. The clinic is involved in a variety of programs aimed at better understanding reactions to traumatic events and loss, improving the treatment available for people who have difficulty coping with these events, and developing new and effective treatments for specific groups such as police officers and other emergency services personnel.

The clinic is involved in research that evaluates current treatments for PTSD and prolonged grief. This means that individuals can get access to cutting-edge treatment at no cost. We can provide this free service because we are funded by a number of grants to conduct research into treatment effectiveness. More information about the treatment programs offered through our clinic can be found here.

As well as treatment research, the clinic is involved in a number of other research projects. Further information about these projects and research participation can be found here.

The Traumatic Stress Clinic offers treatment for PTSD and prolonged grief at both our Westmead Hospital (Westmead) and University of New South Wales (Randwick) locations.

Please note that we are not a crisis service and cannot provide immediate assistance nor after-hours services.
If you have an emergency or are currently experiencing a crisis, please follow one of the options below:

  • Attending the Emergency Department of the nearest public hospital
  • Call Lifeline 24 hour counselling on 13 11 14
  • Contact your local GP

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