The Cyprus Refugee Council in conjunction with the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees of the University of Essex (UK) and the Babel Day Centre for the Mental Health of Refugees and Migrants (Athens, Greece), organise an
ONLINE four-day Training Module on “Working Therapeutically with Refugees and Migrants”
2-5 November 2020 from 09.00 -13:00
This training module provides participants (a) with the key and basic concepts to understand and formulate correctly the specific and typical situations and phenomena of adversity that involuntarily dislocated people experience as well as (b) with the appropriate approach to address them effectively. More specifically, this approach is characterized by ‘Synergic Therapeutic Complexity’ insofar as it emphasizes (i) the conceptualization of phenomena and human reactions in their complexity (e.g. negative and positive effects of adversity), thus avoiding oversimplification and polarization, (ii) the empowerment of our beneficiaries, so that we collaborate with their own strengths synergically, thus avoiding ‘treating’ them as if they are damaged mechanisms, and (iii) the therapeutic nature of our contact with them, thus avoiding a stance that is based purely on administrative forms of assistance.
Therefore, this approach is not limited to the traditional interventions of psychotherapeutic or even psychosocial techniques. Making a crucial distinction between being therapeutic in our overall engagement and interactions with our beneficiaries as opposed to offering psychotherapy, this approach provides substantial assistance for every worker who is involved (in any form and under any remit) with the involuntarily dislocated people.
Continuous Professional Development
The Training Module is open to anyone who is actively engaged in work with refugees and migrants (or has serious and proven intentions of embarking on such work), regardless of their academic qualifications, professional background and experience or work remit.
On completion of the Training Module, a Certificate of Attendance will be issued only to those participants who attended the entire programme.
***For any inquiry please call Cyprus Refugee Council on 22205959
You can register using the link below in order to receive the agenda and the ONLINE link for the day of the training: