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Narrative Identity in Severe Mental Illness
The lecture is a part of the Invited Lecture Series in Psychology, organized by the Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań.
About the lecturer: Dorthe Kirkegaard Thomsen is a psychologist, an associate professor at the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Aarhus University. She is a leading scholar in narrative identity, which she has studied extensively over the past decade. Her research topics include the relationships between narrative identity, autobiographical memory, mental illness, and well-being. She has authored more than 60 scientific papers, published in journals such as the Journal of Personality, Journal of Research in Personality, and JARMAC. In her recent book, Storying mental illness and personal recovery (Cambridge University Press, 2022), she and her co-authors analyze more than 100 life stories shared by individuals with severe mental illness and propose a theoretical framework to comprehend the interaction between narrative identity, mental illness, and personal recovery. Professor Thomsen has received several grants, among others from the Danish Council for Independent Research and the VELUX Foundation. She serves on the governing board of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition and the editorial board of the society’s flagship journal, JARMAC.

Nov 22, 2022 02:30 PM in Warsaw

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