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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 171-180

Integration of Psychosocial Counselling in Care Systems in Nepal

1 psychologist, has been a training and project coordinator for the Centre for Victims of Torture, Nepal for several years and is currently project coordinator for Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO), Amsterdam
2 president of the Centre for Victims of Torture, Nepal and president of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims in Copenhagen, Denmark., Denmark

Correspondence Address:
Bhogendra Sharma
Centre for Victims of Torture, Post Box 5839, Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal.
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In Nepal, as is the case in many non-Western countries, psychosocial programmes have not been structurally integrated in the care giving spectrum. Integration of psychosocial programmes raises ideological issues and is complicated by practical difficulties. This article describes the current situation of psychosocial counselling in Nepal and what is still lacking, such as supervision systems, promotion of counselling, and effective strategies for community implementation.

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