- Professor David Forbes is the Director of the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH). He completed his clinical training (M.A. Clinical Psychology) and PhD at the University of Melbourne. He has worked in both acute crisis and continuing care settings across the community mental health system and in specialist traumatic stress services. David joined the Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (ACPMH - then the National Centre for War-Related PTSD) in 1999 as Deputy Director and was appointed Director of ACPMH in January 2012. He is a clinical psychologist with many years’ experience in the assessment and treatment of mental health problems following trauma. David has played an active role in all three arms of ACPMH’s areas of activity: research, education and training, and policy and service development. He was the Chair of the working party for the NHMRC approved Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Adults with Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Professor Forbes sits on the Editorial Boards of key international journals and publishes widely in the international literature. Professor Forbes has a specialised interest in the assessment and treatment of traumatic stress and in veteran and military mental health.