Power Threat Meaning Framework and a trauma-informed Criminal Justice System

Over the last two days I have attended a workshop in Adelaide to learn about the Power Threat Meaning Framework from psychologists Dr Lucy Johnstone and Professor John Cromby. Matt Ball, mental health nurse and Chair of ISPS Australia also spoke about the relevance of life experiences and adverse childhood experiences in psychosis. This workshop reminded Read More

Trauma, secondary trauma and justice

According to Merriam-Webster: Trauma is the Greek word for ‘wound’. Although the Greeks used the term only for physical injuries, nowadays trauma is just as likely to refer to emotional wounds. We now know that a traumatic event can leave psychological symptoms long after any physical injuries have healed. The psychological reaction to emotional trauma now has an established name: post-traumatic Read More