Christopher Wurm

Christopher Wurm
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Professional Interests:
Primary Care management of high prevalence psychological disorders, Logotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Alcohol and other Drugs, Aboriginal Health, Multicultural Aspects of Health Care, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation, Care of the Elderly, Adolescent Mental Health, Palliative Care, Medical Education. Information Technology and Health, Organization and Communication Issues in Healthcare.

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Christopher Wurm

Professional Interests:
Primary Care management of high prevalence psychological disorders, Logotherapy and Existential Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Alcohol and other Drugs, Aboriginal Health, Multicultural Aspects of Health Care, Health Promotion, Rehabilitation, Care of the Elderly, Adolescent Mental Health, Palliative Care, Medical Education. Information Technology and Health, Organization and Communication Issues in Healthcare.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2013 Senior Consultant Sefton Park Primary Health Care Services
2012 - 2013 Senior Consultant Parks Primary Health Care Services
2007 Visiting Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2007 Visiting Fellow University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2004 - 2016 Senior Consultant Royal Adelaide Hospital
1992 GP Psychotherapist Private Practice
1991 - 2005 Clinical Lecturer Flinders University, Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
1988 Distinction Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse (GLE-International, Vienna), "Korrespondierendes Mitglied" (Corresponding Member). Gesellschaft für Logotherapie und Existenzanalyse (GLE-International, Vienna)

Language Competencies

Language Competency
German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Italian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1973 - 1979 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia MB BS

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2003 FAChAM Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney Australia
1987 FRACGP Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, East Melbourne Australia

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Wurm, C. (2017). Alcohol abuse. Australian Family Physician, 46, 4, 184-184.
2016 Wurm, C. (2016). Re: Neuroimaging. Australian Family Physician, 45, 11, -.
2003 Wurm, C. (2003). Is "Addiction" a helpful concept? An existential view. A. Längle (Ed.). European Psychotherapy, 4, 1, 153-160.
2000 Gelman, M., Kosma, L., Wurm, C. & Keks, N. (2000). Images in psychiatry: Viktor Emil Frankl 1905-1997. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 4, 625-625.
10.1176/appi.ajp.157.4.625
1996 Wurm, C. (1996). General practitioners in hospitals.. Australian family physician, 25, 1, 101-.
1991 Murrell, T., Moorhead, R., Winefield, H., Wurm, C., Coffey, G. & Clark, S. (1991). Signs, symptoms, and the new descriptors.. Australian family physician, 20, 5, 593-597.
1990 Wurm, C. (1990). Alcohol abuse.. Australian family physician, 19, 5, 782-783.
1990 Wurm, C. (1990). Alcohol abuse. Australian Family Physician, 19, 5, 782-783.
1990 Hecker, R., Wurm, C., Hale, D., DeGilio, A., Mortimer, K. & Bungey, J. (1990). Computer assisted screening for alcohol-related problems in a general hospital setting. Medical Journal of Australia, 152, 10, 556-.

Books

Year Citation
2016 S. Laengle & C. Wurm (Eds.) (2016). Living your own life: Existential analysis in action. Karnac Books.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
1998 Wurm, C. (1998). Deciding about drinking - an existential approach to alcohol dependence. In S. du Plock (Ed.), Case studies in existential psychotherapy and counselling (pp. 141-156). London: Wiley.
1997 Wurm, C. S. (1997). Definitionen, Diagnostik und Behandlung von alkoholbedingten Problemen. In A. Längle & C. Probst (Eds.), Süchtig sein Entstehung, Formen und Behandlung von Abhängigkeiten (pp. 51-62). Vienna: facultas.wuv / maudrich.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2002 Wurm, C. (2002). Evidence and existentialism in addiction. 2002 Workforce Development Symposium. A. Roche & J. McDonald (Eds.) Adelaide, South Australia.
1989 Wurm, C. S. (1989). Drugs, Alcohol and Ethnic Communities. National Ethnic Health Policy Conference. Adelaide.

Conference Items

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2017 - ongoing Vice-President Viktor Frankl Institute of Australia Board Australia
2010 - 2013 Chair Mental Health Network Healthfirst (Formerly Adelaide Western General Practice Network)
Campus
North Terrace
Org Unit
Medical Specialties

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