Working with Refugees and other Involuntarily Dislocated people
Friday 28 January 2022
A live webinar with Professor Renos K. Papadopoulos
CPD Credits: 3.5 hours
- Includes a recording of the event with access for a year (14 days post the event)
- Bookings close at 9:00am GMT Tuesday 25 January
Drawing upon years of experience in the consulting room, humanitarian field work, international projects and academic research, Renos Papadopoulos will present refreshing perspectives in relation to work with those who have faced severe adversity due to various forms of involuntary dislocation.READ MORE...
These include not only refugees but also those who have been marginalised in society as well as those who experience more relational and internal forms of loss of home.
This therapeutic work he proposes, demands a new and radical approach with in-depth examination of epistemological traps that commonly skew conceptualisations of this type of work. The concept of trauma has been beneficial in throwing light on the suffering of many people. However, it has also contributed to the unprecedented proliferation of theories, methods, and techniques, leaving the practitioner uneasy as to where to turn for solid answers.
This workshop will revisit the basics of working with those who have been involuntarily dislocated by offering a sound and innovative epistemological framework. Renos will address how to support the processing of overwhelming experiences without pathologizing or minimising the negative consequences. The emphasis in this particular work is how to ‘be therapeutic’ as opposed to offering a traditional therapeutic approach. Renos’ work focuses on the integration of experience and moving towards adversity-activated development.