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Restoring Hope and Dignity CVT Manual

Original Publication Date: November 11, 2016
Last Updated: February 12, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

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. It is intended for use in humanitarian or low-resourced settings with individuals who are experiencing marked distress and reduced daily functioning due to having experienced extreme stress related to war, torture, or human-rights violations. 

The manual is available for free download through the CVT site after filling out a short form:

It was reviewed in the April issue of TORTURE, click to read.

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