Cait McMahon OAM, PhD is a registered psychologist and the founding managing director of Dart Centre Asia Pacific since 2003. Dart Asia Pacific has its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia and holds trainings and other programs throughout the Asia Pacific region. McMahon has been interested in the nexus of journalism and trauma since working as staff counsellor at The Age newspaper in Melbourne in the mid 1980’s and 90’s. This interest pushed her to pursue postgraduate research on trauma exposed journalists in 1993 with subsequent publications. Her PhD focused on Australian trauma reporting journalists, post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth. Cait has received a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), one of Australia’s highest civil accolades, for her work with journalists and trauma.
Recent Posts by Cait McMahon
Ethical Reporting on Traumatised PeopleMarch 25, 2014 by Cait McMahon, Matthew Ricketson, Gary Tippet
In conjunction with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Dart Centre Asia Pacific presents a new teaching video dealing with the treatment of news sources, "Getting it Right: Ethical Reporting on People Affected by Trauma." The project was developed to supplement teaching materials for journalism educators. Click here for a version with Chinese subtitles.
In Bangladesh, Digging the HeartJuly 14, 2011 by Cait McMahon
The first workshop of its kind probes coverage of traumatic events in Bangladesh, from its 1971 war of liberation to today.
A New Name and Expanded Mission for Dart Centre Asia PacificMay 23, 2011 by Cait McMahon
To reflect its expanding influence working with journalists throughout the region, Dart Centre Australasia will now be known as Dart Centre Asia Pacific.
Black Saturday: One Year LaterJanuary 21, 2010 by Cait McMahon
As the anniversary of Australia's worst peacetime disaster approaches, expert guidance on how to reflect without retraumatising.
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