Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,


March 31, 2016

Dear Blog Readers,

Sorry to have been silent for so long, but now I have two exciting news to announce.

First, I have brought the web site up to date, having added recent publications in journals and encyclopaedias, as well as some unpublished talks.

Furthermore, I have rationalised the entries on the web site so as to make your immersion into various topics sequential and logical.

My second bit of news is that I have finished a major draft of my latest book, The Heart of Violence. It is a book that I have been writing since I was nine years old. Till now my Holocaust experiences have led me to empathise with victims and try to help them. In this book I have at last looked at perpetrators, and tried to understand their violence.

I have been able to apply my biopsychosocial and triaxial frameworks and survival strategies to find common threads in many different types of violence, ranging from individual criminal, domestic, and sexual violence to wars and genocides. The common treads help better understanding of violence as a whole.

Currently my manuscript is with my agent who will approach some publishers.

Wish us luck.

If you have any queries on this topic, don’t hesitate to contact me.

Wishing you all the very best,

Paul Valent

ANZAC Messages

April 15, 2013

With ANZAC Day on our radar once again, it is pertinent to explore its real messages for us.

Yes, Australians were proven to be as brave warriors as soldiers of any other nation.

But did it forge our nationhood? What real values did so many die for?

Check out ANZAC Messages under Philosophical Pieces or at


Warning of Nuclear War

April 11, 2013

Kim Jong Un of North Korea declared war on America this week and threatened a nuclear Holocaust.

Are we in a state of phoney war that, like World War Two became real? Why do we not take North Korea’s warning seriously? Are we in denial or are we realistic not to worry?

For warnings to be effective certain conditions have to be met.

To see what they are, go to

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