From Isolation To Empowerment: group work with refugees and asylum seekers (Glasgow)

    Date: TBC 
    The Adelphi Conference Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow, G5 OPQ

    The IGA is delighted to offer this one-day training in partnership with Freedom from Torture. Freedom from Torture is the only national organisation in the UK that works exclusively with survivors of torture and organised violence. The vast majority of Freedom from Torture clients are refugees or asylum seekers, coping not only with the long-lasting physical and psychological effects of the torture they experienced but also with the trauma of loss and living in exile. Freedom from Torture has long seen group work as a vital aspect of rehabilitation for survivors of torture.

    Using a variety of teaching and learning methods, the training will explore the unique power of groups to help refugees and asylum seekers with acute isolation, grief and shame as well as their pressing practical issues.

    The course will highlight the value of empowering peer support, bearing witness and mutual learning within groups. It will also offer a collaborative opportunity to meet other professionals and reflect on your experiences in the work setting.

    Learning objectives
    By the end of the training, the participants should be able to:

    • Name some key therapeutic factors in groups for refugees and asylum seekers
    • Describe some of the common impact of trauma and torture on refugees and asylum seekers
    • Name a range of common anxieties about being part of a group
    • Identify a range of ways groups can have a positive impact on the well-being of refugees and asylum seekers
    • Recognise what may trigger alarm, threat or arousal in a group member
    • Identify skills, approaches or actions that could be implemented to ensure the group is run safely

    Who is it for?
    This course will be of interest to those who work with refugees and asylum seekers in the community, voluntary sector and the NHS offering support, advice and/or therapeutic help to this client group.

    Workshop Fees 
    Fee: £145.00
    (Please note that the cost does not include accommodation, but lunches and refreshments are provided)


    If you have any queries, please contact the IGA National Office: | 020 7431 2693
    Visit the freedom form torture page to find out more about the short course.






    © 2021 Institute of Group Analysis | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions | Contact

    The IGA is a charity registered in England and Wales (280942), and in Scotland (SC040468); and is a company registered in England and Wales 01499655