On November 7-8, 2015, Iryna Sukhova, coordinator-psychologist of the “Helping Hand for Ukraine” International Relief Project took part in “Children and War. Teaching Recovery Techniques” training in Lviv. The training was conducted by the co-authors of the methodological basis of the training – William Yule, Laura Tomlinson and their colleague Denys Ugryn. Practicing psychologists from different regions of Ukraine – Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Lviv, Zaporizhzhya, Mariupol et al. – were invited to the training. In total 20 psychologists participated in the training.
During the training the participants discussed the issue of choosing the appropriate techniques, which are best to use in modern Ukrainian reality, when the war continues, people are divided by political views, parents are concerned with daily problems and children are suffering being the most vulnerable.
The training has been organized by the Ukrainian Institute of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (Lviv) and Institute of Psychological Health of Ukrainian Catholic University. D-r Denys Ugryn )King’s College London), Ukrainian by origin, has provided his personal support for the event.
Authors of “Children and War. Teaching Recovery Techniques” manual
William Yule – professor, founding director of the Child Traumatic Stress Clinic in the Children’s Centre at the Maudsley Hospital in London, Honorary member of British Psychological Society, member of European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA).
Laura Tomlinson – psychologist at “Children and War” Foundation, clinical psychotherapist.