War, Life Crisis and Trauma: Assessing the Impact of a Woman-Centered Training Program in Bosnia

Citation:

Scheffler, Sabine, and Agnes Müchele. 1999. “War, Life Crisis and Trauma: Assessing the Impact of a Woman-Centered Training Program in Bosnia.” Women & Therapy 22 (1): 121-38.

Authors: Sabine Scheffler, Agnes Müchele

Abstract:

This article presents a woman-centered approach to healing that is necessitated by trauma inflicted by armed conflict. The authors present a historical context within which they depict many of the daily consequences that citizens experienced. A training program was developed during a trip to Bosnia in which sixteen women, among whom were social workers, psychologists, physicians, teachers and one Islamic theologian, participated. This program was comprised of five training modules: introduction to basic concepts and issues, the social psychology of war, the counseling process and techniques, social work in a wartime environment, and termination.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Ethnic/Communal Wars, Gender, Women, Health, Trauma Regions: Europe, Balkans, Eastern Europe Countries: Bosnia & Herzegovina

Year: 1999

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