Handbook Training in Community-based Sociotherapy. Experiences in Rwanda, East Congo and Liberia

This handbook describes the process of training community-based sociotherapy in four geographically and politically diverse areas where war had left deep scars. The training is aimed at developing three skills in targeted groups: the ability to facilitate sociotherapy groups in their own region, to recruit and train more sociotherapists and set up and maintain an appropriate sociotherapy organisation. Dialogue proved to be a suitable tool for arriving at the right training content and form. Dialogue brought about enthusiasm, but also caused confusion and uncertainty. Family-like feelings developed without the presence of a ‘strictly controlling father’. Playing games on a daily basis facilitated participants to give meaning to these experiences.

Title: Handbook Training in Community-based Sociotherapy. Experiences in Rwanda, East Congo and Liberia
Author: Dekker, Cora
Year: 2018
Issue: 32
Pages: 234
Language: English
Series: ASC occasional publications
City of publisher: Leiden
Publisher: African Studies Centre Leiden (ASCL)
ISBN: 9789054481683
Geographic terms: Rwanda
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Liberia
External link: https://hdl.handle.net/1887/68342
Abstract: This handbook describes the process of training community-based sociotherapy in four geographically and politically diverse areas where war had left deep scars. The training is aimed at developing three skills in targeted groups: the ability to facilitate sociotherapy groups in their own region, to recruit and train more sociotherapists and set up and maintain an appropriate sociotherapy organisation. Dialogue proved to be a suitable tool for arriving at the right training content and form. Dialogue brought about enthusiasm, but also caused confusion and uncertainty. Family-like feelings developed without the presence of a ‘strictly controlling father’. Playing games on a daily basis facilitated participants to give meaning to these experiences.