Psychosocial work

From aid for the victims of torture through support for traumatised refugees to work with abused women: medico has long been committed to recognising the effects on individuals of massive social exclusion and violence. Psychological disturbances are human reactions to inhuman experiences. It is necessary to create protected spaces where people can regain their dignity and ability to act in an atmosphere of empathy, trust and respect.

South Africa

Breaking the Walls of Trauma Counselling

A critical analysis of the models and diagnoses of trauma on the basis of the work at the SCPS, Johannesburg. Read more

Psychosocial Work

Globalization and Its Discontents

The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second most common illness worldwide. Read more

Afghanistan

Bottom-up reconciliation

In this traumatised and fragmented country, AHRDO insists that peace has to be based on justice and a voice for all. Read more

medico practice

Guidelines for psychosocial work

An example from the medico-practice: Gays and Lesbians activists of Zimbabwe (GALZ) fight together for their rights. Photo: GALZ

What should therapy, psychosocial aid and emancipatory psychosocial work look like? How can we make room for attentive relationships that are based on mutual aid and help individuals and groups to refuse the commodification of their illness? Read more

South Africa

Breaking the Walls of Trauma Counselling

A critical analysis of the models and diagnoses of trauma on the basis of the work at the SCPS, Johannesburg. Read more

Afghanistan

Bottom-up reconciliation

In this traumatised and fragmented country, AHRDO insists that peace has to be based on justice and a voice for all. Read more

Psychosocial Work

Globalization and Its Discontents

The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second most common illness worldwide. Read more

medico practice

Guidelines for psychosocial work

An example from the medico-practice: Gays and Lesbians activists of Zimbabwe (GALZ) fight together for their rights. Photo: GALZ

What should therapy, psychosocial aid and emancipatory psychosocial work look like? How can we make room for attentive relationships that are based on mutual aid and help individuals and groups to refuse the commodification of their illness? Read more

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