Cross-Cultural and Therapeutic Work with Refugee Families

An Introductory course

CROSS-CULTURAL AND THERAPEUTIC WORK WITH REFUGEE FAMILIES

September – October, 2007, London

ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES

This course is open to all professionals working with refugees and asylum seekers – including health professionals, social services professionals, advocates, community workers, mental health workers and interpreters.

The course will introduce ideas from family therapy and cross cultural practice. It will also cover:

– The field of refugee studies and the refugee experience.
– Migration and acculturation issues.
– Cultural transition and bereavement issues.
– Working with trauma and torture.
– Issues of language and interpretation.
– Models of family and community resilience.

During the course there will be lecturers, skills workshops, discussions and tutorials. Specialists from across the field of refugee studies, both from within the Institute of Family Therapy and from other organisations will contribute as guest lecturers.

This 8 day course will be held from 10 am to 4 pm at the Institute of Family Therapy located on 24-32 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HX. It will be run on the following dates:

September: 6th, 7th, 14th and 28th
October: 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

There is no charge for this course. This course has been fully subsidised by the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales.

The deadline for applying to the course is the 9th August 2007.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Should you require any further information, please contact Ingrid Mayegibo by email or telephone.
Email: Ingrid@iftnet.plus.com
Tel: 0207 391 9150
Weblog: http://cccs.typepad.co.uk/

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