Shama Annual Hui 2021: Focus on Trauma - Online


Friday 29 October 2021





Organised by

Shama Ethnic Women's Trust



Shama is hosting this online hui for everyone interested in how trauma impacts people in ethnic communities.

To register for this event, please email:


Gaayathri Nair - What is Trauma, how can it affect our life? (Migrant & Refugee perspective)
Gaayathri Nair is a counsellor in private practice in Te Whanganui a Tara, Wellington. Prior to this, she has worked as a counsellor with women in prison and perpetrators of sexual harm. She has a strong professional interest in the ways in which complex trauma particularly impacts marginalised people that has been informed both by her training and practice as a counsellor and the work she has done in the field of women's rights advocacy.

Dr Hyunok Jeon - Trauma Assessment - PTSD for survivors from different cultures
Dr Hyunok Jeon is a clinical psychologist, trained in NZ, running her private practice in Auckland. She believes that there is no individual trauma but all trauma is relational and interconnected, as she witnesses this in her everyday clinical practice. Hyunok is an Internal Family System therapist with Level 1 and 2 training and EMDR therapist with Mater level training. She worked until recently in public mental health settings as a consultant psychologist meeting many people with historical and complex trauma. She has been working with ACC for a number of years as an assessor and therapist for survivors of sexual trauma.

Elizabeth Maher - Trauma Treatment - focus on ACT modality

Elizabeth Maher is the Director of New Zealand Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Training Ltd. She is a UK qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Registered Mental Health Nurse. After completing her Psychology Honours training, she proceeded to complete her Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy training at the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London and spent several years working for the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust CBT Service.

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