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Trauma and adversity in mental health services

12 Mar 2021 10:45AM

A leading clinical psychologist will be sharing her views on trauma and adversity in mental health services at a lecture organised by the University of Suffolk. 

Noël Hunter is a clinical psychologist and the director of MindClear Integrative Psychotherapy in New York. Her work focuses on the link between adversity and altered states, human rights, and alternative approaches to healing. She is the author of Trauma and Madness in Mental Health Services (2018). 

The lecture, taking place on 19 March, will be addressing the question of what it means to be trauma-informed in the age of medicalised managed care as Dr Emmanouil Georgiadis, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Suffolk, explains “We are delighted to host Dr Noel Hunter, one of the leading figures in clinical mental health practice internationally. With human brain still being under exploration, current clinical practice on mental health only assumes causality regarding the origin of clinical symptoms. Dr Hunter as an advocate of the rights of people diagnosed with mental disorders, will present what is meant when referring to "trauma", and ways in which current biases and conflicts may hinder implementation of a truly trauma-informed therapies in clinical settings.” 

“As organisers of the Suffolk Psychology Society events, we always strive to invite impactful presenters maximising exposure opportunities for our degrees and collaborations locally, nationally and internationally. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Noel Hunter later this month.” 

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