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Group Work with Refugees Using Psychodrama: Rebuilding Hope, Facilitating Recovery
Journal Title: FORUM 
Author/s: Danielle Forer 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  14 Pg. 119-132 FullText PDF:  888 KB
DOI:  10.3280/FORU2013-006012
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This article draws together my three big interests: my work with refugees and asylum seekers, my belief in groups and the efficacy of the Psychodramatic method. I describe a number of group sessions that illustrate how Psychodrama can be used with refugee communities and consider some of the cultural dimensions that are important to consider for a successful group experience. The approach to this work is also based on the Trauma and Recovery Framework that has been developed by the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture in Australia, also known as Foundation House.

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  2. Quinn, M., (2000). ‘Working with Australian Families. Towards Anti Racist and culturally affirming practices’, (101 – 118) Weeks, W. and Quinn, M., (Eds.) Issues Facing Australian Families: Human Services Respond. Frenchs Forest Australia: Pearson Education.
  3. Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture (1998). Rebuilding Shattered Lives. Australia: VFST.
  4. UNHCR, (1971). Convention on Refugees, Geneva: UNHCR

Danielle Forer, in "FORUM" 6/2013, pp. 119-132, DOI:10.3280/FORU2013-006012


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