Thursday 4 July 2019
Poh Lin Lee
Poh Lin Lee is an Australian social worker who has worked from a narrative perspective for the past 12 years. Poh Lin Lee started out her work responding to families experiencing violence. Continuing the journey in responding to trauma Poh Lin had the opportunity to start working with people affected by state violence, persecution, war and displacement. On Christmas Island, Australia, Poh Lin was responding to newly arrived asylum seekers who had experienced torture and trauma. Learning side by side with people seeking asylum Poh Lin has been actively emphasising the social justice/human rights narratives in responding to multiple, ongoing injustices. Poh Lin is passionate in advocating a move away from individualistic, pathologising descriptions and practices in relation to trauma and instead linking individual experience to the wider socio‐political context.