Professor Reg Nixon

Professor

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

+61 8 82012748
place Social Sciences North (SSN341)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Professor Nixon has been involved in the research and treatment of PTSD and it’s co-occurring problems for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Multidisciplinary Panel for the latest Australian Guidelines for Treatment of ASD and PTSD in Children and Adults, and regularly provides training and supervision in evidence-based therapies for PTSD. This has included community mental health services and victim agencies, as well as Open Arms (formerly Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service) and the Australian Defence Force. At Flinders he leads a group of psychologists and provisional psychologists who specialise in helping individuals recover from trauma

Qualifications
B.A. (Hons), M. Psych (Clinical), Ph.D. (Sydney)
Honours, awards and grants

Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne (2013 – current)

South Australian Young Tall Poppy Award, Australian Institute of Policy Science (2007)

Tracy Goodall Early Career Award, Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (2005)

Key responsibilities

Co-Leader of PTSD Panel, Órama Institute in Neuroscience, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Placement Co-ordinator (Clinical Psychology Program)

Director of the Posttraumatic Stress Clinic

Research expertise
Psychology
Research interests
My primary interests are child and adult responses to traumatic stressors (e.g., physical and sexual assault, motor vehicle accidents, losing relatives to homicide and combat/war-related trauma).  I am specifically interested in how acute stress disorder (ASD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develop following trauma, and in the treatment of these disorders. In particular I research processes that influence the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress and ways of improving our current treatment methods for posttraumatic stress disorders.
Topic coordinator
PSYC9014 Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
PSYC9035 Psychological Assessment
PSYC9036 Psychological Assessment
Supervisory interests
Acute stress disorder (ASD)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Cognitive processes
Memory
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Treatment outcome
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (3)
Associate supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (3)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (7)
Associate supervisor: Posttraumatic stress (6)
Publications
Further information

For further information about the Posttraumatic Stress Clinic click here.

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