The Expulsion of the Inner Devil—The Motivation of Therapists to Work with Persecuted and Traumatized People and their Children

Barbara Bräutigam


This article reports the importance and central meaning of self-reflection when doing therapy with persecuted people and their children. The author reflects her own motivation in dealing with the subject. Statements of therapists interviewed for this study further illustrate this issue.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0001243


secondary traumatization; traumatization of children; motivation; self-reflection; political persecution

Copyright (c) 2000 Barbara Bräutigam

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