Kelly O'Donnell

Job role: 
Consulting Psychologist
Affiliation: 
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Brief Biography: 

Kelly's emphases as a consulting psychologist are: personnel development for humanitarian/mission/develoment staff, humanitarian  psychology/mhpss, global mental health, and anti-corruption efforts across sectors. These emphases lie within the framework of "global integration"--how we leverage (integratre) our skills, values, and character strengths on behalf of the major issues facing our world.

GMH-Map website:
https://sites.google.com/site/gmhmap/

Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
Africa
Middle East
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Setting: 
Community
Specialist care
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
All disorders
Country: 
Switzerland

My contributions

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Helping the Helpers: 50 Resources for Humanitarian Workers

50 resources for wellbeing and effectiveness in the humanitarian sector.
Page type: 
Health promotion
Approach: 
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
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Unbreakable? Recognizing humanitarian stress and trauma

Cumulative, traumatic stress from war zones to nuclear catastrophes can affect humanitarian relief staff more than it is talked about. Kelly O'Donnell, a psychologist with 30 years of experience in the aid and humanitarian sectors, tackles how cumulative stress can affect one's functioning in these settings and what one can do to combat burnout.
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