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From 3 to 7 April, as part of our project, the fifth training session of our six-module-long supervision training for socially engaged therapists in Ukraine took place in Kyiv. The module’s topic was ‘Team Dynamic Supervision’

The training was carried out by Ton Haans, from the National Centre for Trauma Therapy ‘Centrum ‘45’ in Oegstgeest (Netherlands) and Nora Balke from the Berlin centre ‘Survive’ (formerly the ‘Centre for the Assistance of Victims of Torture’), one of the project’s partners.

During the supervisions, participants engaged in depth with various team dynamics, the specific particularities and challenges of team supervision, as well as possible working strategies for various team types.

In multiple simulation games, each participant also had the opportunity to try out the role of supervisor, as well as that of the supervisee, and to familiarise themselves with the process of team supervision and the effects of interventions from different points of view.

As usual, on the fifth day of the training, the trainers carried out practice supervisions in small groups for the participants in their role as supervisors.

The sixth and final supervision training module will take place in June 208. At the end of this module, the participants’ final papers will be presented and certificates issued.

Until then, the participants of our training course will continue to carry out free supervisions for psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers who are actively working with those parts of the population suffering from the war. Each participant’s compulsory quota of 20 free sessions is almost completed. In total, 9 socially engaged trauma therapists have carried out more than 300 free supervisions in the following towns and regions of Ukraine: Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk oblast, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Luhansk oblast, Mariupol, Mykolaiv, Sievierodonetsk, Slovyansk, Kharkiv and Cherkasy. Around 00 free supervisions remain, which can be requested on our project’s website.