Clearing 2021
Event

Recording life stories with people from refugee backgrounds: A psychosocial approach

A Unique CPD opportunity from the Centre for Trauma Asylum and Refugees

  • Tue 27 Apr 21

    16:00 - 18:00

  • Online

  • Event speaker

    Dr Zibiah Alfred Loakthar, University of Essex

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support

  • Event organiser

    Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Dr Zibiah Alfred Loakthar

Join us for this unique CPD opportunity from the Centre for Trauma Asylum and Refugees and the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies.

Image Credit: Rima Cherri 

Join team members from the  Centre for Trauma Asylum and Refugees (CTAR) and the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex for this  online training event on recording life stories with people from refugee backgrounds. 

Why record life stories?
What methodologies may be used to record life stories?
What practical and ethical issues may arise when recording life stories with people from refugee backgrounds?
What additional issues may arise where recording stories during a pandemic?
What are the life stories of life stories? 
How might people sharing and collecting stories be affected by this experience?

This training, open to all, will be especially useful to staff and volunteers from organisations working with people, including those from refugee backgrounds, who may be facing adversity.  We welcome people of all walks of life and professional backgrounds to this workshop. No prior specialist knowledge is required, just an interest in the topic, curiosity to find out more and willingness to reflect on experiences.  Training will be interactive with opportunities for participants to contribute to discussion, ask questions and learn from each other as well as from the presenters/facilitators. 

 

The Speaker

Zibiah Alfred Loakthar, PhD. is a Lecturer in Refugee Care in the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies and team member of Centre for Trauma Asylum and Refugees at the University of Essex. She has many years of practical experience in working with refugee and migrant communities in the UK and currently chairs a frontline refugee charity in London. Zibiah has a PhD in Refugee Oral History, was an editor of the Oral History Journal for a number of years, and has been involved in a range of oral history life story projects in partnership with museums and libraries, including the Refugee Communities History Project in London and an Oral History of Talking Therapists for the British Library's National Life Story Collection.

Fees:

External participants £25
Essex student/alumni/charity £10
PPS Students £10 -  refundable  after the event

This is the second event in a series of  three training sessions and a 25% discount will be available when booking for all three events.

Fee for booking onto all three events:

External participants £56.25
Essex student/alumni/charity £22.50
PPS Students £22.50 -  refundable  after the event

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