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Mental illness, terrorism and grievance-fuelled violence: Understanding the nexus (March 2019)
Join us for a discussion about the complexities and non-causal links between mental illness and grievance-fuelled violence. The webinar will also help you identify and take appropriate steps if you are concerned that someone you are supporting may be tending toward extremist ideology, abnormal fixation or pathological grievance.

Watch this facilitated panel discussion of Emir's story to be better equipped to:

  • understand the non-causal link between mental illness, extremist ideology and abnormal fixation
  • identify fixated behaviour, radicalisation to violent extremism and potential for grievance- fuelled violence
  • have an awareness of the referral pathways and take appropriate steps if they are concerned that a patient may be radicalising to violence or on a pathway to grievance-fuelled violence.

This webinar was funded by the Countering Violent Extremism Sub-Committee under the auspices of the Australia New Zealand Counter-Terrorism Committee. It was supported by the Department of Home Affairs and produced by the Mental Health Professionals’ Network.

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Review the panel of interdisciplinary experts’ bios. 

  • Dr Michele Pathé (Psychiatrist, Victoria)
  • Professor Alfred Allan (Clinical Psychologist, Western Australia)
  • Dr Ines Rio (General Practitioner, Victoria)


  • Professor Mark Creamer (Clinical Psychologist, Victoria)


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This webinar was produced in March 2019. The Mental Health Professionals’ Network’s webinars are produced for mental health professionals. The information is intended for suitably-experienced mental health professionals and does not replace clinical judgement and decision making. It is intended for use as a guide of a general nature only and may or may not be relevant to particular patients or circumstances. The subject matter is not exhaustive of any mental health conditions presented. Health professionals implementing any recommendations contained in the webinar must exercise their own independent skill or judgement or seek appropriate professional advice relevant to their own particular circumstances when so doing. Any information presented in the webinar recording was deemed relevant at the time of the live event and after this date has not been reviewed. No guarantee can be given that the information is free from error or omission. Accordingly, MHPN and its employees and agents shall have no liability (including without limitation liability by reason of negligence) to any users of the information contained in any MHPN webinar for any loss or damage (consequential or otherwise) cost or expense incurred or arising by reason of any person using or relying on the information contained in MHPN webinars and whether caused by reason of any error, negligent act, omission or misrepresentation of the information.