Group therapy of women raped in the Congo


In 2008 I was invited to work and train professionals working with women who had been raped in the wars raging in the Congo. Seeing that there are tens of thousands of women who were raped, I decided to apply a group therapy model using EMDR The Power Point presentation will include videos of the work and the process that was used. In addition the statistical methods and findings of the work will be provided. The workshop will provide further information about the power of EMDR in group settings. The workshop will provide information about how to work with groups and when group work is not an appropriate method of therapy. The workshop will also teach what tools to use prior and post for assessing the results of group therapy. The workshop will also address the difficulties and methods of working with a population that does not know to read or write.






Michel Allon

Original Work Citation

Allon, M. (2010, June). Group therapy of women raped in the Congo. Poster presented at the 11th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany



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