Whispers, echoes, friends and fears: forms and functions of voice‐hearing in adolescence

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Dr. Sarah Parry & Dr. Filippo Varese give a video abstract on their paper ‘Whispers, echoes, friends and fears: forms and functions of voice‐hearing in adolescence’
First published: 11 July 2020

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Dr. Sarah Parry
Dr. Sarah Parry

Dr. Sarah Parry is a Clinical Psychologist and Practice Fellow with experience of working in a range of NHS and private sector organisations. Sarah principally works in the field of trauma and children’s mental health. Research interests include therapeutic uses of formulation and the therapeutic utility of compassion for clients and practitioners alike. Sarah and her colleagues also explore how interpersonal trauma can impact aspects of people’s lives, and how adults and young people develop coping strategies in response to traumatic experiences. Sarah’s research has been published in a range of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Children’s Services, the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, and the Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. Biog via Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr. Filippo Varese
Dr. Filippo Varese

Dr. Filippo Varese is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Psychology, and a HCPC registered clinical psychologist. He is the Director of the Complex Trauma and Resilience Research Unit (C-TRU), a collaboration between the University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust aiming to improve understanding and clinical innovation of trauma, complex trauma and related mental health needs in the NHS. His research interests focus include the psychological and cognitive underpinnings of psychotic experiences in non-clinical and clinical populations; the impact of adverse life experiences on severe mental difficulties, and the psychological mechanisms that might account for these associations; the development and evaluation of psychosocial interventions for psychosis/severe mental health problems and trauma-related difficulties, including trauma-focused and trauma-informed approaches. He also leads several research projects funded by the National Institute for Health Research, and supervises PhD students funded through competitive funding schemes, including ESRC and MRC doctoral training partnerships and University of Manchester Research Impact Scholarship awards.

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