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By Kimberly Sogge on May 4, 2022.
Join us on Friday August 5, 2022 at 1pm. No cost and open to all.
FREE ON-LINE WEBINAR: Introduction to Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) with Dr. Simon Hatcher, BSc., MBBS, MMedSc, M.D., FRCPC, FRANZCP, MRCPsych., Interim Chair and Full Professor at the University of Ottawa Department of Psychiatry and Staff Psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital and Inner City Health.
This presentation will provide participants a brief overview, theoretical basis and practical application of NET which has been shown effective at treating complex trauma and PTSD symptoms. NET is an evidence-based treatment for those who have experienced multiple traumatic events who are experiencing trauma-spectrum disorder. The client is facilitated by the therapist in creating a chronological narrative of their life story to allow transformation into a coherent narrative.
NET has utility in promoting healing and recovery in clients but can also provide documentation violence, displacement, crimes and mistreatment that can be used in pursing justice against perpetrators. It is a briefer approach which has been found to be particularly effective in treating individuals who are refugees, survivors of war, political and organized violence but has broader application as well. It has been found to be efficacious across different cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
About our speaker:
Dr. Simon Hatcher is the Interim Chair and Full Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Ottawa, Canada. He moved to Ottawa from the Department of Psychological Medicine in Auckland, New Zealand in May 2012. He trained in Consultation-Liaison psychiatry in the UK and ran a Consultation-Liaison service in New Zealand for 20 years. His main research interests include suicide, self-harm, psychotherapies, clinical trials, first responder’s mental health, trauma informed care in the homeless and e-therapies. He has been the principal investigator in several large trials of non-pharmacological interventions in people who present to hospital with intentional self-harm. The OHRI research lab he heads is called the Hatching Ideas Hub and focuses on clinical trials in underserved populations such as suicidal men, the homeless and first responders. Clinically he works in the downtown homeless shelters in Ottawa and the Liaison Psychiatry service at The Ottawa General Hospital.