Neurology & Mental Health

Training of trauma therapists and counsellors in Iraq 2019-2021

Organisation: Foundation Wings of Hope Germany
Partner country: Iraq
Partner organisation in partner country: Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Role Playing during the training in psychotraumatology

In recent decades the societies of Iraq and Syria have experienced various forms of violence and severe human rights violations. At the same time, there is a big shortage of health professionals in the region, particularly a shortage of psychologists and psychotherapists. 

The project aims at contributing to mental health improvement and at empowering traumatized people in Iraq and Syria in a sustainable manner. In the course of the two-year training in psychotraumatology, 31 local psychologists are offered training in the field of trauma and its effects and are qualified to provide appropriate therapeutic support to traumatized people and their families.

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