SSPR seminar series 


Cecilia De Donatis, Dorothy Yungirrna and Elaine Guymun present ‘The role of the therapist in mental health practice: A perspective from Galiwin’ku’, on Friday 5 December from 12-1pm.

This seminar will present some of the findings of research relative to the role of the therapist engaged in helping people with mental health problems.

The term “therapist” is used in a very generic way to include non-Indigenous and Yolngu health professionals employed by the local clinic, healers and relatives at home. In particular, the use of the therapist’s affectivity as a therapeutic tool will be discussed in relation to local notions of person.

This seminar will also raise some questions about social implications of the treatment of people with mental problems from the part of the non-Indigenous and Yolngu health professionals with respect to caring by the close family group.

This seminar takes place in room, 1, Red 6, Casuarina campus, Charles Darwin University.