Components of the Evaluation

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Components of the Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation

“Module 6: Psychological Evidence of Torture and Ill-Treatment” in Istanbul Protocol Model Curriculum on the Effective Documentation of Torture and Ill-Treatment: Prevention through Documentation Project, 2006-2009
Physicians for Human Rights


Evaluation and Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma

Keller, A. (May 13, 2009) MedScape Today

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Psychological evaluation of asylum seekers as a therapeutic process

Gangsei, D. and Deutsch, A. (2007); Torture: Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture. Copenhagen: IRCT; 17:2, 79-87

This paper discusses mental health evaluation for survivors applying for asylum in a country of refuge and how this task, which has both legal and therapeutic dimensions, provides a unique opportunity to contribute to healing the wounds of torture.

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Torture Assessment and Treatment: The Wraparound Approach

Kira, Ibrahim Aref (2002), Traumatology, 8:54-86

The paper explores the dimensions of torture trauma, its assessment and treatment. The author proposes a multi-systemic wraparound approach that proved its success with different kinds of cumulative traumas and which has been modified to fit torture treatment.