Mental Health Groups

Many professionals serving torture survivors find that group therapy is an effective and useful option.

Restorative Retelling: Accommodating Bereavement After the Violent Death of a Loved One

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Description

Restorative Retelling is a therapeutic group treatment approach to working with people who have lost loved ones to violent deaths.  This model was designed to moderate internalized trauma and separation distress by focusing on three distinct processes within the group:  restoring resilience, retelling and commemorating the living memory of the deceased and self, and “exposing” and retelling the death story.

Restoring Hope and Dignity CVT Manual

This is a Center for Victims of Torture (CVT)-produced manual focusing specifically on CVT’s group counseling intervention. It has been developed based on CVT’s 15 years of group counseling experience around the world, in combination with a review of the current literature in the field, contributions from CVT’s internal experts, external peer reviewers, field counselors, and feedback from former CVT clients.

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