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Westerman, T.G & Sheridan., L (2020). Whole of Aboriginal Community Suicide Prevention Forums, Australian Psychologist, 55, pp. 363-374

Publication on the outcomes of a WHOLE OF COMMUNITY suicide intervention program into Aboriginal communities across the NT and WA.

Westerman, T.G (2020, submitted). An initial study into the validation of culture-bound syndromes in Aboriginal Australian populations

An initial study into the determination and validation of culture-bound syndromes in Aboriginal Australian populations”

A response to the validation of the aPHQ-9 for use with Indigenous Australians
The adapted Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (aPHQ-9) is a translated version of the PHQ-9 for use as a depression screening tool in Indigenous men from central Australia (Brown et al., 2013).

Westerman, T.G. Grieving Aboriginal Way.
A resource for Aboriginal families experiencing sudden loss.

Bright, C., (2012). Initial Validation of the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist – Adults (WASC-A)
Validation of the WASC-A scale: a screening tool for Aboriginal Adults (aged 18 and above) at risk of depression, suicidal behaviours, alcohol and drug use, impulsivity and anxiety. The scale also determines levels of cultural resilience as a moderator for risk. The WASC-A is based on the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist – Youth (WASC-A)

Westerman, T.G (2003) The development of the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist for Youth: A measure to assess the Moderating Effects of Cultural Resilience with Aboriginal Youth at Risk of Depression, Anxiety and Suicidal Behaviours. Abstract of Doctor of Philosophy Thesis. Curtin University.

Phd Abstract of Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman involving the initial validation of the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist – Youth (aged 13 – 17 years)

Westerman T.G. & Wettinger, M. (1998). Working with Aboriginal People. Psychologically Speaking, Western Australian Psychological Society – Psychological Assessment of Aboriginal People.

Westerman T.G. & Wettinger, M. (1998). Working with Aboriginal People. Psychologically Speaking, Western Australian Psychological Society – History of Government Involvement in Aboriginal Issues.

Westerman T.G. & Wettinger, M. (1998). Working with Aboriginal People. Psychologically Speaking, Western Australian Psychological Society – Frameworks of Working with Aboriginal People.

Westerman, T.G. (2010) Engaging Australian Aboriginal Youth in Mental Health Services, Australian Psychologist, Vol 45(3)

This paper describes the empirical validation of an engagement model for at risk Aboriginal youth as part of the PhD research of Adjunct Professor Tracy Westerman. This involved undertaking suicide risk assessment of 103 Aboriginal youth (13 – 17 years) determined ‘at risk’ via screening with the WASC-Y and validating a engagement process for clinicians working with at risk Aboriginal youth.

Vicary, D.A., & Westerman, T.G (2004). That’s Just the Way He Is: Some Implications of Aboriginal Mental Health Beliefs, Australian e-journal for the Advancement of Mental Health, Vol 3(3) 

Bright, C (2012). Validation of the Aboriginal Mental Health Cultural Competency Test, Unpublished Masters Dissertation. Murdoch University

Little, J (2007). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Westerman Aboriginal Symptom Checklist, Youth (aged 13 – 17 years). The WASC-Y manual (2nd edition). The cultural and clinical validation guidelines for the administration of the WASCY, IPS, Perth (WA).