DR Andrea PHELPS

DR Andrea PHELPS

Positions

  • Trauma, PTSD, posttraumatic dreams

Overview

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  • Dr Andrea Phelps joined the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH) in 2003 as a clinical specialist, after working for 20 years as a clinical psychologist, specialising in posttraumatic mental health. She is currently leading the policy and service development work undertaken at ACPMH but her role  spans across the training, research and service development domains. She has been responsible for managing a number of major ACPMH projects including the development of the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, advice to the rail industry on management of psychological trauma following critical incidents, and a range of DVA initiatives to promote best practice mental health care for veterans. Within the PTSD field, Andrea's particular research and clinical interest is in the area of sleep and nightmares. She has recently completed her PhD on this topic.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Member 2004 - 2013
  • APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Member 1987 - 2013
  • Australian Psychological Society. Member 1987 - 2013

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2012
  • MPsych (Clinical), La Trobe University 1987
  • BA (Hons), University of Tasmania 1985
  • BA, University of Tasmania 1984

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