REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! Estonian Refugee Council will conduct free course for psychologists: “Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) – Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder”
In this autumn 3-day NET therapy training will take place in Tallinn, which is meant for psychologists who come in contact with traumatized refugees and would like to improve themselves in this field. The course will be led by Kirsi Peltonen and Antti Klemettilä from Finland, who are specialised in promoting mental health of refugees.
Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a short-term and evidence-based therapy. The goal of this therapy is to restore human psychosocial functioning. This therapy has been more effective in refugees than traditional treatment methods (such as cognitive behavioral therapy) and has shown that it will reduce post-traumatic stress disorder of war victims. This course also creates a network of people, all interested in this exact subject.
Course is in english and takes place 5.- 7. october 2022 from 8.30 – 16.30 in Tallinn. Address is Studio Mind Z, Telliskivi 57, 10412 Tallinn.
The course is for free. We expect, that after completing the course, participants are ready to admit two new clients at your own expense, sent from us.
- NET I: multiple traumatisation: alarm reaction, fear network
- NET II: complex trauma, Shut-down-dissociation
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED! In order to participate, please sign up until September 10 in here.
In September we will contact with all who have registered and send exact schedule.
Kirsi Peltonen is a senior researcher at the INVEST Flagship at the University of Turku, Finland. Her research focuses on the impact of war and violence on child and adolescent development. Her primary interest is in the efficacy of interventions to support mental health and treat trauma symptoms. Applying social research has been an important part of her work. She has trained professionals in a number of fields to support traumatized children and holds a number of positions of trust in the field of mental health both nationally and internationally. She recently received the Young Minds Award from the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
Antti Klemettilä is a psychologist and psychotherapist who has been working in the field of refugees’ mental health over ten years. In addition to being a therapist, he is also involved in several research- and development projects, which improve mental health of Finnish asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants. He is currently working as a project leader in Finnish institute for health and welfare and he is the manager of intercultural psychology workgroup in Finnish Psychological Association.
Course will be host by Estonian Refugee Council health project III and is funded by the embassy of USA.