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Academic Biography

Dr Yasmine Dunn is an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Yasmine completed her undergraduate degree in 2010 and masters degree in 2011, both at Northumbria University. Yasmine qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from Teesside University in September 2020. 

Following qualification, Yasmine gained a position as a Highly Specialised Clinical Psychologist working in primary care. She has developed skills in working with adults who present with complex trauma, has post qualification training in the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and is currently undertaking her Cognitive Analytic Therapy (CAT) practitioner training.

Yasmine's special interests include understanding and working with complex and collective trauma. She is especially interested in working with minority ethnic communities, particularly those from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds. 

Her therapeutic interests include Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Internal Family Systems Therapy.

Yasmine was appointed as Senior Lecturer in November 2021. She is currently module lead for Psychological Theory and Practice in year 1 of the doctorate, and teaches across a range of modules on the course.

Yasmine also supervises a number of doctoral theses, such as working with refugee and asylum seeker children, integrating spirituality into trauma work with refugees, and vicarious trauma in interpreters. 

Summary of Research Interests

  • Complex trauma in individuals  
  • Collective trauma 
  • The mental health needs of refugee and asylum seeker communities 
  • Socio-cultural influences on mental health 

Research Projects & External Funding

Dunn, Y., Summers, S.J. (A)., & Dagnan, D., (2023). Facilitating transformative endings: Therapist's experiences of ending therapy with people with intellectual disabilities: an Interpetative Phenomenological Analysis. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.

Research Projects & External Funding

Dunn, Y.Summers, S.J.(A). and Dagnan, D. (2023), "A survey of therapists’ experience of ending therapy with people with intellectual disabilities", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.


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