ACAP hosting Dr Ingo Lambrecht presenting on Culture, Trauma and Mental Health: Working at the Clinical/Cultural Interface

Posted by the ACAP Alumni team on 25 June 2015

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The ACAP Alumni Team is pleased to be hosting visiting International Academic, Dr Ingo Lambrecht presenting a workshop in Sydney on;

Culture, Trauma and Mental Health: Working at the Clinical/Cultural Interface

Date:        Friday 31st July 2015
Times:     1.00pm to 1.30pm Registration
                 1.30pm to 4.30pm Presentation
                 3.00pm (approx.) Afternoon Tea
Cost:        $20
Location: Level 5, Lecture Room 1, 11 York Street, Sydney
Registrations: Please see below

Abstract:  Mental Health is often conceptualized in regards to medical, psychological, and, at times, social processes. However, the cultural aspects have historically been undervalued, often at the cost for indigenous people. In this presentation the complexity of the cultural-clinical interface will be explored.

Training with shamans in South Africa and currently working at Manawanui, Māori mental health service in Auckland, New Zealand, Ingo Lambrecht PhD, a senior clinical psychologist, provides more comprehensive cultural formulations of mental health issues, applying a model used in the Māori mental health service.

This model comprises the integration of four main factors namely, hinengaro - mind; tinana - body, whanau - family, wairua - spirit.  This model provides an opportunity to engage with more sophisticated clinical formulations and interventions. The healing stories of working with Māori who have suffered cultural traumas that are connected to their mental health issues will be interwoven with the above themes.

Dr Ingo Lambrecht has been a clinical psychologist for over 20 years, specializing in child and adolescence, psychosis, personality issues, as well as trauma and mindfulness. Another interest that he holds is the cultural-clinical interface through work in New Zealand and in South Africa, where he trained as a sangoma (South African shaman). He is currently working at Manawanui Oranga Hinengaro, Mental Health Services for Māori at the Auckland DHB, and has done so for many years.  His book on “Sangoma Trance States” addresses some of the complexities of mental health issues and shamanism. He has presented and published nationally and internationally in regards to these topics.

By attending this event you will receive a certificate crediting you with 3 PD hours.

Registrations are crucial as places are limited. Please register via the online form by Wednesday 29th July. Registrations are via Eventbrite.

We look forward to receiving your registration and seeing you at the session.