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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Lived Experiences of Trauma Counselors in Uganda Implementing Scripture Based Trauma Healing
by Gouge, Bryan, Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2014, 104; 3643952
Abstract (Summary)

The relationship between international development and psychological aid is a very complex one. The conversations regarding societal restoration, restorative justice and healing are full of theoretical frameworks aimed at centering on a plan for rehabilitation. The Great Lakes Region of Africa has endured longstanding conflict, famine and poverty and has been the focus of both psychological aid and international relief efforts. While much research focuses on the needs of the communities within the Great Lakes Region, there is a need for the voices of those who are carrying out the restorative work on the ground to be heard. This dissertation focuses on acknowledging the voices of those trauma counselors in Gulu, Uganda and Nakivale Refugee Settlement who have been trained to carry out a specific form of trauma counseling called Scripture Based Trauma Healing. These words reflect their stories.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perez, Patricia
Commitee: Langberg, Diane, Monroe, Phil
School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Department: International Psychology: Trauma Services Concentration
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-B 76/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: African Studies, Mental health, Counseling Psychology
Keywords: Great Lakes Region, International development, Psychological aid, Uganda
Publication Number: 3643952
ISBN: 978-1-321-31974-3
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