An Extra Language in Counselling and Training

Diekmann-Schoemaker, M., & van der Veer, G. (2003). An extra language in counselling and training. Intervention, 1(2), 36-39.

During our work as counsellors for refugees and trainers of counsellors in areas of armed conflict, we have met with many language and communication problems. Interpreters can help in dealing with these problems, but in addition to that we learned to use little plastic dolls as an extra medium in working with people from different cultural backgrounds. In this article we describe the use of these dolls.

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