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Cambodia in Transition: Trauma, Health and Religion
An exhibition of photographs by Dr Amy Izycky shown in partnership with Transform Healthcare Cambodia, a charity set up on Teesside to provide clinical education and training in Battambang and further afield.
In 2017 clinical psychologist, psychodynamic psychotherapist and photographer Dr Amy Izycky visited Cambodia in South East Asia. The country’s ongoing struggle managing the fallout of the Cambodian Civil War provoked much thought.
Amy contacted Transform Healthcare Cambodia to explore a joint project to increase awareness. Transform Healthcare Cambodia is a charity, originally established on Teesside but which now has extended to Lancaster and the North West, which provides clinical education and training to Cambodian colleagues at the Battambang Referral Hospital and further afield.
Amy joined the charity on one of their trips in November 2018 in the dual role of clinical psychologist and photographer. In her role as clinical psychologist she provided support installing a sensory room in Battambang Referral Hospital and education to clinical staff on how to use the space for children who visited the hospital.
In her second role as photographer, she collected images to document Cambodia in transition. Her work intends to stimulate thinking about trauma, health and religion and how an entire country adjusts and develops after a major atrocity.
There will also be a number of events for the public and professionals during the exhibition, including an opportunity to meet Amy and find out more about the work of the charity.
We are grateful to ARC, Stockton on Tees Borough Council, The Academic Health Science Network (North East and Cumbria) and Proportion Marketing for their support.
While ARC is closed due to the current Coronavirus pandemic you can view the exhibition with an accompaying narrrative recorded by by Dr Amy Izycky below.