Psychology alumna publishes book to aid psychologists with treatment of gender violence

  • Monday, February 25, 2019

A new book written by Dr Farah Nadeem, counselling psychologist and graduate from the Department of Psychology at the University of Roehampton is aimed at providing psychologists with vital information in treating the psychological effects of gender violence.  

Image - Psychology alumna publishes book to aid psychologists with treatment of gender violence

In the UK, female genital mutilation (FGM) is a form of child abuse according to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) and is illegal. It has recently become more prevalent in the UK due to increase in migration with an estimated 137,000 victims. Dr Nadeem specialises in helping survivors with the psychological aftermath of this crime. The book informs practitioners on clinical implications, cultural dynamics and provide a better understanding of the psychological impact for survivors.

Dr Farah Nadeem said “My work stems from the lack of research in this area to help survivors with their mental health and the impact of this horrific crime. The aim of my work is to change the government policies to support the survivors.”

Dr Nadeem has been working in the field of psychology for ten years and said about her time at Roehampton, “Roehampton has always been a place close to my heart and I have met wonderful people along my journey. I enjoy coming back to campus to help Psychology students by giving lectures.” 

Her advice to students is “Do something that you are passionate about. I have always been advocate of kindness and have wanted to help others which inspired my profession of becoming a chartered counselling psychologist.”

To find out more about Dr Nadeem’s book Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A Practitioner’s Guide to Treating Female Genital Mutilation please click here.

The Department of Psychology offers an undergraduate course in Psychology and Counselling and a professional doctorate in Counselling Psychology.