Researcher

Ms Maureen Jean MacGinley

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Clinical social work practice, Counselling, wellbeing and community services

Biography

Maureen MacGinley is a lecturer in social work and a doctoral candidate. Maureen has extensive experience in working therapeutically alongside survivors of interpersonal violence and child abuse, especially adult and child sexual abuse. She also has extensive experience in working therapeutically with people experiencing a broad range of adversity and psychosocial developmental challenges. Maureen has worked for around 30 years in the field...view more

Maureen MacGinley is a lecturer in social work and a doctoral candidate. Maureen has extensive experience in working therapeutically alongside survivors of interpersonal violence and child abuse, especially adult and child sexual abuse. She also has extensive experience in working therapeutically with people experiencing a broad range of adversity and psychosocial developmental challenges. Maureen has worked for around 30 years in the field providing counselling, consultation, management and education.  She is an experienced educator in social work, counselling, therapy, trauma informed and trauma-focused practice. She is committed to the intersections of practice and research. 


My Qualifications

DSW (current candidate)

MCSW (with Excellence)  Master Counselling Social Work 

BSW 


My Research Activities

Maureen's current doctoral project explores the lived experiences of shame for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Goal

To enhance institutional, community and therapeutic responses to survivors of childhood sexual abuse by using grounded theory to investigate the self reported lived experience of shame following childhood sexual abuse.

To contribute to understandings about shame experiences and responses


My Engagement

I engage collaboratively with counselling, advocacy and support agencies and practitioners who work together with survivors of violence, abuse and neglect, their families and friends, to challenge the psychological, structural and relational harms caused by violence. Current projects include:

Engagement with SAMSN, providing input and research translation in training programs for health and community workers. Survivors and Mates Support Network (SAMSN) is a not-for-profit charity that employs qualified staff and men with lived experience to provide services to male survivors, their families, and supporters. 

Ghosthunter The Film: Member of the clinical advisory team for the development of  Professional Training Resources - Playing A Part in Recovery  - https://ghosthunterthemovie.com/resources/professional-training-modules/

My research engages with people with lived experience of child sexual abuse and practitioners and agencies providing counselling and support. 

 

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Location

134 Morven Brown Building

Publications

by Ms Maureen Jean MacGinley