Psychotherapy Treatment of Torture Survivors

2004The International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

This article presents a project about applying a model of brief therapy to the rehabilitation of survivors of torture and organised political violence. The model includes both narrative and body oriented therapeutic approaches to the treatment of trauma. The narrative approach focuses on the construction of meaning in the traumatic events and in so doing makes it possible for the client to view his life story from different angles.

Key wordsasylum seekers / organised violence / post-traumatic stress disorder / refugees / therapy / torture / trauma / treatment