Intervention

PERSONAL REFLECTION
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172--175

From a Refugee Camp in Ethiopia as a Social Worker to Working with Refugees as an Expert Psychotherapist in Ethiopia: A Story of a South Sudanese Canadian Immigrant


Nhial Korow Wicleek 
 Center for Victims of Trauma (CVT) Field Office, Ethiopia

Correspondence Address:
Nhial Korow Wicleek
Master of Counselling Psychology, BSc Psychology, Gambella Refugee Camp
Ethiopia

The author is an expert psychotherapist narrating how he became a refugee in his own country of origin after long years of persecution from an Arab-dominated regime. As the war broke out, the author, a young person at the time, was forced out of the country and sought refuge in Itang refugee camp in Ethiopia along with his parents. As a result of this displacement, the author then settled in a number of refugee camps in Ethiopia. During this time, he volunteered as a community worker and his interest in psychology was sparked. Upon arrival in Canada, the author began to pursue his studies and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master of Counselling Psychology. In 2019, he then was certified as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. While in the process, the author worked for the Catholic School District Board at an Intercultural Wellness Programme as a Family Liaison Support Worker.


How to cite this article:
Wicleek NK. From a Refugee Camp in Ethiopia as a Social Worker to Working with Refugees as an Expert Psychotherapist in Ethiopia: A Story of a South Sudanese Canadian Immigrant.Intervention 2020;18:172-175


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Wicleek NK. From a Refugee Camp in Ethiopia as a Social Worker to Working with Refugees as an Expert Psychotherapist in Ethiopia: A Story of a South Sudanese Canadian Immigrant. Intervention [serial online] 2020 [cited 2022 Jan 20 ];18:172-175
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