Michael Burge is Current Director of the Australian College of Trauma Treatment and has had over 35 years experience in psychology, counselling, education and training. He has been working clinically in the area of PTSD for approximately 30 years and he was responsible for setting up and supervising trauma response teams of psychologists through much of country Victoria to help veterans and their families. Michael has published and presented extensively both nationally and internationally (including keynotes), in the field of PTSD. He has provided thousands of hours of service (including voluntary) to most traumatized communities in Australia These include the Black Saturday Communities, whereby innovative educational and treatment programs were provided for combined professional and survivor groups, in the years post disaster. He introduced PTSD treatment methods to most Melbourne Universities as guest Lecturer and in 1993 introduced short course, skills- based training for the treatment of PTSD into Australia.
In 2010 Michael was made a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society: made for sustained outstanding contributions to the science, and or application of psychology. In the 2010 Australia Day Honours, Michael was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for service to psychology & the community for the development of training & treatment protocols for trauma.
Michael is former President of the Victorian Branch of the EMDR Association and former Victorian Chair of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and recent former Director, Board of Directors, of the APS. Michael's extensive CV can be viewed here