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Title:Counselling and rehabilitation of victims of human rights violations in Africa
Author:Peltzer, KarlISNI
Year:1997
Periodical:Psychopathologie africaine
Volume:28
Issue:1
Pages:55-87
Language:English
Geographic terms:Uganda
Malawi
Subjects:refugees
offences against human rights
psychiatry
Abstract:Counselling and rehabilitation services for victims of human rights violations in Africa can be divided into two broad categories: those based in the home country of the victims, and those aimed at refugees in host countries in the same region. These two models are exemplified in this article through a comparative analysis of two major services: 1. IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims) in Malawi, which treats Malawian torture survivors, and 2. Ipser (International Psycho-social and Socio-ecological Research Institute) in Uganda, where Sudanese refugees are counselled. Follow-up studies show that both approaches can be effective. A number of case studies demonstrate the psychopathological characteristics and the processes of therapeutic change of the victims of organized violence. Bibliogr., notes, sum. in English and French.
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