Sam Warner is a chartered and consultant clinical psychologist, and research fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University. She qualified as a clinical psychologist in 1991 and today Sam works as an academic, consultant, expert witness, researcher, therapist and trainer. Throughout Sam’s career she has specialised in sexual violence, child protection, domestic abuse and mental health. Sam has written books and papers on abuse and related issues, such as self-harm. Her books include Understanding the effects of child sexual abuse: Feminist revolutions in theory, research and practice (2009, published by Routledge), and with Helen Spandler (2007) Beyond fear and control: Working with young people who self-harm (PCCS Books). Sam is currently working on a second edition of Understanding child sexual abuse: Making the tactics visible (PCCS Books). She is designing a training manual and DVD pack for working with clients who have experienced child sexual abuse and is developing a book on ‘Using psychology in social work’. Sam has also worked for the British Department of Health as the expert in mental health on the national support team for the response to sexual violence. Sam is currently engaged by the British Government as a deployable civilian psychosocial expert on the international team for the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones Initiative.
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