Report on psychotherapeutic care for refugees in Europe now available

The German Chamber of Psychotherapists (BPtK) in cooperation with the Network for Psychotherapeutic Care in Europe (NPCE) has undertaken a stocktaking process on the situation of care for refugees in the different European countries. The survey received also support from the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (EStSS). Based on a structured questionnaire, that also encouraged open comments, international experts gave feedback about treatment conditions, challenges and needed changes in the care for refugees in their country. Overall we obtained answers from psychotherapists, psychologists, medical doctors and health care managers from 14 different European countries. The responses show a need for action at the legislative, the organizational and the therapeutic level. The report includes also encouraging examples of good practices of care.

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