Finding a Way Through Trauma? Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth

Finding a Way Through Trauma? Exploring Post-Traumatic Growth
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Following my recent return to the University, I will explore how a combination of my research and clinical training and experience has led me to develop an interest in the different routes people experience following trauma.

In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, rather than focusing only on the ‘stress’ part of the trauma, there is now increasingly a focus on the possibilities for development, hope and growth as well. As a developing field, many questions and controversies remain!

The seminar aims to provide an insight into how my interest in this area is developing through a combination of research and clinical experiences, with a particular focus on experiences of rehabilitation/ recovery following acquired brain injury or single- event traumas in an Adult Mental Health setting.

Rather than the outcome of a long period of research work, instead, this seminar aims to chart the ‘slow burn’ of a developing interest. One which highlights the role for clinically relevant research that aims to maintain rigorous research methods and remain relevant and genuinely applicable to real clinical settings.

Speaker
Dr Ceri Trevethan
Hosted by
School of Psychology
Contact

Dr Chu or Carolyn Porter

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