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Working with refugees in therapy: learn the key interventions to therapeutic and compassionate care for refugees, with Dr. Omar Reda

30/04/2022|7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CEST


Working with refugees in therapy: learn the key interventions to therapeutic and compassionate care for refugees

With Dr. Omar Reda, board-certified psychiatrist, Harvard-trained trauma expert and Professor at Oregon Health & Science University.

All the benefits are destined to UNHCR ACNUR

the UN Refugee Agency

33€ + VAT



90-minute interactive online workshop
30 minutes of Q&A

Start date.: April 30 at 7:00 p.m (CET)

End date: April 30 at 9:00 p.m (CET)

Location: Zoom

You will have access to the recording for 60 days

Instructor: Dr. Omar Reda

Omar Reda, your workshop instructor, is a board-certified psychiatrist and Harvard-trained trauma expert, the author of many books including Untangled and The Wounded Healer.

Workshop description:

This 90-minute interactive online workshop (+ 30 minutes of Q&A) is designed to cover the principles of working with refugees and how humanitarian workers can listen to stories of pain and care for trauma survivors without forgetting themselves in the process.
This trauma-informed talk will offer hands-on practical tips on how to help refugees cope with, and heal from, their traumatic journeys.


1. Trauma-Informed Care

What is trauma?
What makes an event traumatic?
Acute and chronic stress, toxic stress, post-traumatic stress disorder
The Impact of trauma on the psyche of survivors
Core beliefs shattered
Boundaries crossed
Trauma turns people voiceless

2.Working with Refugees

Culture matters
Language matters
We are all refugees
Traumatic adaptations and responding to hate

3.What can we all do when working with trauma survivors?

You don’t have to be a therapist to be therapeutic
Recognize common signs and symptoms and know when to refer
The language of the human heart needs no translation

4.Listening to the Trauma Story

Not everybody is ready to tell it
Not everyone is able to hear it

5.Trauma and Family Dynamics

Families and trauma
TWorking with traumatized children and their caregivers
Helping children express and manage emotions, challenge negative thoughts, and problem-solve
Feeling safe boosts self-confidence
Building a support system
Empowering, never underestimating the power of words
Every child should be given the chance to meet their full potential

6.The Wounded Healer (Caring for the Caregiver)

Harnessing Resilience
What is compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, and burnout?
The importance of self-care (why and how, without guilt)

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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm CEST