John Sharry, a family and child psychotherapist, looked at the way communities are responding to the current crises. He drew on modern psychological models of motivation and change, and of how people deal with threat and loss, to suggest strategies which can be used both to help individuals change and to galvanise communities into collective action.
John Sharry has trained as a scientist, social worker and psychotherapist. He is the author of ten books on parenting, positive psychology and mental health and is the co-developer of a number of award winning mental health programmes used throughout Ireland and abroad. He is the Director of the Parents Plus Charity and co-leader of the Technology in Mental Health Research Group in Trinity College Dublin.
Recorded on day two of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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