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2 mins read·April 27th, 2016
MHPN Complex Trauma webinar series acknowledged with international Audio-Visual Media Achievement Award
– Chris Gibbs

The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) has awarded the Mental Health Professionals’ Network, the 2016 Audio-Visual Media Achievement Award for a series of four complex trauma professional development webinars that supported the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Each year the international association awards an individual or an organisation for the best audio-visual media that deals with dissociation and/or trauma. The award was announced at the ISSTD annual conference held last week in San Francisco.

At the award ceremony, Professor Warwick Middleton, President of the ISSTD said, “MHPN has convened the best subscribed webinars on complex trauma in Australian history, with over 3,000 participants viewing the series live.  MHPN webinars on complex trauma achieved higher registration numbers than webinars on any other mental health subject.”

By the end of June 2017, the webinar recording of the four-part series had exceeded 18,500 views.

“MHPN webinars represent an innovative and highly effective media model,” Professor Middleton said.

MHPN CEO Chris Gibbs said, “We are very pleased to accept this award.  The MHPN platform was established to bring high quality, online, interactive, professional development to mental health practitioners.  The high response by practitioners to this webinar series is a reflection on their willingness to learn more about how to respond to this critical issue.”

MHPN would also like to acknowledge the significant contribution that Dr Cathy Kezelman AM and BlueKnot (formerly Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA)) made to the production of the series.

ISSTD is an international, non-profit, professional association organised to develop and promote comprehensive, clinically effective and empirically based resources and responses to trauma and dissociation.

You can watch the award-winning webinar series on MHPN’s webinar library.

  1.  Recognising and responding to complex trauma
  2.  Recognising screening and assessing complex trauma
  3.  Working therapeutically with complex trauma
  4.  Supporting the well-being of people experiencing a trauma response

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