Addressing trauma: the effective use of narrative exposure therapy (NET) for refugee clients

Presenter: Dr. Anne Mantini
Date: Sept. 21, 2016

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Summary

Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) is a trauma therapy approach that has been developed for refugees and clinically validated in many refugee camps around the world. In this webinar, Anne Mantini, a Researcher and Coordinator at The Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael's Hospital discusses the theory, logic and procedures of NET. She presents the reasons why NET is effective in treating post traumatic stress symptoms, especially in refugee clients, and the actual logic of NET sessions. Strategies to support challenges in treating PTSD in refugee clients are also discussed, including recommendations for community service and health care providers.

Presenter biography

Anne Mantini, PhD, is a researcher at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael's Hospital. Her training and experience includes research in community psychology, including developmental psychopathology, risk/resilience, early intervention and vulnerable population interventions. Anne has collaborated on several new international initiatives to build clinical service options and staff training. Currently, she consults to the program development division of UNICEF and coordinates the LHOF project at St. Michael's Hospital, assessing and treating PTSD in refugees and immigrants.