Dr Andrea Phelps is the Deputy Director of Phoenix Australia. She has over 20 years of clinical experience in treating posttraumatic mental health problems.
Dr Phelps has led a number of major Phoenix Australia projects including the development of the Australian Guidelines for the Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (2007, 2013). She was also the executive lead on the Trauma and Homelessness Consortium project, which developed a framework and practitioner workbook for trauma informed care in homelessness populations. Dr Phelps has consulted to a range of industry partners and government on research, service development and policy issues regarding organisational responses to psychological trauma. Industry partners include Tracksafe Foundation, state rail organisations, state police, fire and ambulance services; Government departments include Veterans’ Affairs, Defence, Health and Human Services, Australian Customs and Border Protection Service, and Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Dr Phelps has also led research into innovative treatments for trauma populations, including the evaluation of an online early intervention “wellbeing toolbox” for military personnel with adjustment and subclinical problems, and imagery rehearsal therapy for posttraumatic nightmares.
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An Open Label Pilot Study of a Brief Psychosocial Intervention for Disaster and Trauma Sur..
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Defining response and nonresponse to posttraumatic stress disorder treatments: A systematic review
Tracey Varker, Dzenana Kartal, Loretta Watson, Isabella Freijah, Meaghan O'Donnell, David Forbes, Andrea Phelps, Malcolm Hopwood, Alexander McFarlane, John Cooper, Darryl Wade, Richard Bryant, Mark Hinton
Journal article | 2020 | Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
An Open Label Pilot Study of a Brief Psychosocial Intervention for Disaster and Trauma Survivors
Meaghan Louise O'Donnell, Winnie Lau, Julia Fredrickson, Kari Gibson, Richard Allan Bryant, Jonathan Bisson, Susie Burke, Walter Busuttil, Andrew Coghlan, Mark Creamer, Debbie Gray, Neil Greenberg, Brett McDermott, Alexander C McFarlane, Candice M Monson, Andrea Phelps, Josef I Ruzek, Paula P Schnurr, Janette Ugsang, Patricia Watson, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | Frontiers in Psychiatry
Background: In the aftermath of disaster, a large proportion of people will develop psychosocial difficulties that impair recovery..
Efficacy of Synchronous Telepsychology Interventions for People With Anxiety, Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder: A Rapid Evidence Assessment
Tracey Varker, Rachel M Brand, Janine Ward, Sonia Terhaag, Andrea Phelps
Journal article | 2019 | Psychological Services
Telepsychology holds promise as a treatment delivery method that may increase access to services as well as reduce barriers to tre..
Psychiatric comorbidity for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): A latent profile analysis and implications for treatment.
Sonia Terhaag, Sean Cowlishaw, Zachary Steel, Douglas Brewer, Alexandra Howard, Renee Armstrong, Berquin Human, David Forbes, Andrea Phelps
Journal article | 2019 | Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Psychiatric comorbidity is common among veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but there is..
Can Watching a Television Documentary Change the Way Men View Masculinity?
K King, M Schlichthorst, L Keogh, L Reifels, MJ Spittal, A Phelps, J Pirkis
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Men’s Studies
Men’s conformity to masculine norms, such as stoicism and self-reliance, has been shown to be associated with a range of negative ..
Using Social Media Networks to Engage Men in Conversations on Masculinity and Suicide: Content Analysis of Man Up Facebook Campaign Data
Marisa Schlichthorst, Kylie King, Lennart Reifels, Andrea Phelps, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2019 | Social Media + Society
We analyzed comments published on the Man Up Facebook page (manuptvseries) during the roll-out of the Man Up digital campaign. The..
Engaging Australian men in masculinity and suicide - A concept test of social media materials and a website
Marisa Schlichthorst, Kylie King, Jackie Turnure, Andrea Phelps, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2019 | Health Promotion Journal of Australia
ISSUE ADDRESSED: Men dominate the suicide statistics and are less likely than women to seek help for emotional problems, and this ..
A Guide to Guidelines for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Adults: An Update
Jessica L Hamblen, Sonya B Norman, Jeffrey H Sonis, Andrea J Phelps, Jonathan Bisson, Vanessa D Nunes, Odette Megnin-Viggars, David Forbes, David S Riggs, Paula P Schnurr
Journal article | 2019 | Psychotherapy
Comparing the profiles of UK and Australian military veterans supported by national treatment programmes for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Dominic Murphy, A Howard, D Forbes, W Busuttil, A Phelps
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to compare and contrast the profiles of military veterans seeking formal support for post-..
Defining and Measuring Moral Injury: Rationale, Design, and Preliminary Findings From the Moral Injury Outcome Scale Consortium
Julie D Yeterian, Danielle S Berke, Jessica R Carney, Alexandra McIntyre-Smith, Katherine St Cyr, Lisa King, Nora K Kline, Andrea Phelps, Brett T Litz
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Traumatic Stress
Treatment of military-related post-traumatic stress disorder: challenges, innovations, and the way forward
David Forbes, David Pedlar, Amy B Adler, Clare Bennett, Richard Bryant, Walter Busuttil, John Cooper, Mark C Creamer, Nicola T Fear, Neil Greenberg, Alexandra Heber, Mark Hinton, Mal Hopwood, Rakesh Jetly, Ellie Lawrence-Wood, Alexander McFarlane, Olivia Metcalf, Meaghan O'Donnell, Andrea Phelps, J Don Richardson, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PSYCHIATRY
The impact of post-traumatic stress disorder symptomatology on quality of life: The sentinel experience of anger, hypervigilance and restricted affect
David Forbes, Angela Nickerson, Richard A Bryant, Mark Creamer, Derrick Silove, Alexander C McFarlane, Miranda Van Hooff, Andrea Phelps, Kim L Felmingham, Gin S Malhi, Zachary Steel, Julia Fredrickson, Nathan Alkemade, Meaghan O'Donnell
Journal article | 2019 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING TRANSITION STUDY: PATHWAYS TO CARE
E Lawrence-Wood, D Forbes, M Van Hooff, N Sadler, S Hodson, H Benassi, C Hansen, J Avery, T Varker, M O'Donnell, A Phelps, J Frederickson, M Sharp, A Searle, A McFarlane
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Evaluating the effectiveness of a website about masculinity and suicide to prompt help-seeking.
Kylie King, Marisa Schlichthorst, Jackie Turnure, Andrea Phelps, Matthew J Spittal, Jane Pirkis
Journal article | 2019 | Health Promot J Austr
ISSUE ADDRESSED: A website was designed to form the core of a multimedia strategy surrounding the Man Up documentary - a three-par..
Prevalence of PTSD and common mental disorders amongst ambulance personnel: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Katherine Petrie, Josie Milligan-Saville, Aimee Gayed, Mark Deady, Andrea Phelps, Lisa Dell, David Forbes, Richard A Bryant, Rafael A Calvo, Nicholas Glozier, Samuel B Harvey
Journal article | 2018 | Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
Treatment Outcomes for Military Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Response Trajectories by Symptom Cluster
Andrea J Phelps, Zachary Steele, Sean Cowlishaw, Olivia Metcalf, Nathan Alkemade, Peter Elliott, Meaghan O'Donnell, Suzy Redston, Katelyn Kerr, Alexandra Howard, Jane Nursey, John Cooper, Renee Armstrong, Lea Fitzgerald, David Forbes
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Traumatic Stress
Research into Australian emergency services personnel mental health and wellbeing: An evidence map
Tracey Varker, Olivia Metcalf, David Forbes, Katherine Chisolm, Sam Harvey, Miranda Van Hooff, Alexander McFarlane, Richard Bryant, Andrea J Phelps
Journal article | 2018 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Key patterns and predictors of response to treatment for military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a growth mixture modelling approach
AJ Phelps, Z Steel, O Metcalf, N Alkemade, K Kerr, M O'Donnell, J Nursey, J Cooper, A Howard, R Armstrong, D Forbes
Journal article | 2018 | Psychological Medicine
The impact of potentially traumatic events on the mental health of males who have served in the military: Findings from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing
Darryl Wade, Louise Mewton, Tracey Varker, Andrea Phelps, David Forbes
Journal article | 2017 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Prediction of Late-Onset Psychiatric Disorder in Survivors of Severe Injury: Findings of a Latent Transition Analysis
David Forbes, Nathan Alkemade, Angela Nickerson, Richard A Bryant, Mark Creamer, Derrick Silove, Alexander C McFarlane, Miranda Van Hoof, Andrea J Phelps, Susan Rees, Zachary Steele, Meaghan O'Donnell
Journal article | 2016 | The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Is implementation of the 2013 Australian treatment guidelines for posttraumatic stress disorder cost-effective compared to current practice? A cost-utility analysis using QALYs and DALYs
Cathrine Mihalopoulos, Anne Magnus, Anita Lal, Lisa Dell, David Forbes, Andrea Phelps
Journal article | 2015 | AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Trauma at the Hands of Another: Distinguishing PTSD Patterns Following Intimate and Nonintimate Interpersonal and Noninterpersonal Trauma in a Nationally Representative Sample
David Forbes, Emma Lockwood, Andrea Phelps, Darryl Wade, Mark Creamer, Richard A Bryant, Alexander McFarlane, Derrick Silove, Susan Rees, Cath Chapman, Tim Slade, Katherine Mills, Maree Teesson, Meaghan O'Donnell
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Trauma at the Hands of Another: Longitudinal Study of Differences in the Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptom Profile Following Interpersonal Compared With Noninterpersonal Trauma
David Forbes, Susan Fletcher, Ruth Parslow, Andrea Phelps, Meaghan O'Donnell, Richard A Bryant, Alexander McFarlane, Derrick Silove, Mark Creamer
Journal article | 2012 | Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Psychological First Aid Following Trauma: Implementation and Evaluation Framework for High-Risk Organizations
David Forbes, Virginia Lewis, Tracey Varker, Andrea Phelps, Meaghan O'Donnell, Darryl J Wade, Josef I Ruzek, Patricia Watson, Richard A Bryant, Mark Creamer
Journal article | 2011 | Psychiatry: interpersonal and biological processes
Treating adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress, disorder in general practice: a clinical update
David Forbes, Mark C Creamer, Andrea J Phelps, Anne-Laure Couineau, John A Cooper, Richard A Bryant, Alexander C McFarlane, Grant J Devilly, Lynda R Matthews, Beverley Raphael
Journal article | 2007 | Medical Journal of Australia
Australian guidelines for the treatment of adults with acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder
David Forbes, Mark Creamer, Andrea Phelps, Richard Bryant, Alexander McFarlane, Grant J Devilly, Lynda Matthews, Beverley Raphael, Chris Doran, Tracy Merlin, Skye Newton
Journal article | 2007 | Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Influencing the Conversation About Masculinity and Suicide: Evaluation of the Man Up Multimedia Campaign Using Twitter Data (Preprint)
Marisa Schlichthorst, Kylie King, Jackie Turnure, Suku Sukunesan, Andrea Phelps, Jane Pirkis
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that some dominant aspects of traditional masculinity are contributing to..
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Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Australian Psychological Society
APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
La Trobe University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
University of Tasmania
Bachelor of Arts
University of Tasmania