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ERIC Number: EJ770654
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
Group Counseling with Traumatized East African Refugee Women in the United States: Using the "Kaffa" Ceremony Intervention
Loewy, Michael I.; Williams, DiAnna Toliver; Keleta, Aster
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v27 n2 p173-191 Jun 2002
The Kaffa ceremony is a unique, culturally appropriate, group counseling intervention for female East African refugees. A counseling group is described in which the Kaffa ceremony was instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between Western counseling and East African culture, providing a context for the group members to resolve long-held trauma. Stages of group process and therapeutic factors are identified and ethical concerns are addressed. Recommendations for incorporating the Kaffa Intervention into professional practice with this population, as well as relevant information about the cultures, are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; United States