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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Bread and roses: supporting refugee women in a multicultural group

psychoanalyst, group analyst, sociologist, works in private practice in Bern, Switzerland. From 2001-2004 shewas attached to the Trauma Clinic of the Centre of the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, Johannesburg, South Africa., South Africa

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Katharina Ley
Sulgenbach strasse15, CH3007 Bern, Switzerland.
South Africa
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This field report describes the support and reconciliation work in a weekly multicultural and multilingual therapeutic group of African refugee women in a shelter in Johannesburg, South Africa. The problems of the participants, the therapeutic approach (which includes team building exercises, guided imaginations, story telling, drawing, modelling and discussion) as well as the impact on the participants, are all discussed.

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