OPD Points: 5



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Prof. Gill Eagle & Prof. Gill Straker

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Gill Straker has a lifetime of experience as a psychotherapist, in Australia and in her birthplace, South Africa. Her work counselling victims of brutality and trauma during the apartheid regime was fundamental to her ongoing practice. Gill is a clinical professor in the department of psychology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sydney. She is a distinguished Mellon Foundation Scholar and a visiting research professor at the University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg. She is a chartered clinical psychologist with the British Psychological Society and a member of the clinical college of the Australian Psychological Society. She is a member of the International Association of Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and member of the New South Wales Institute for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is also a member of Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy. Gill has published widely in the area of psychotherapy and psychology and has specialized in the treatment of traumatic stress. She coined the term continuous stress to refer to situations of ongoing stress e.g. domestic violence, child abuse and political turmoil and differentiates this from post traumatic stress and complex traumatic stress. Gill has recently co-written a book with Jacqui Winship, The Talking Cure Gillian Eagle is a professor and Head of Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Gill has been involved in clinical practice and supervision of psychotherapy, and has a particular interest in treatment of and research around traumatic stress. She has published widely in the areas of traumatic stress, violence studies and gender studies, with research interests generally in examining the interface between social psychological and clinical theory. 


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