Supervising Psychological Counselling Teams in Kosovo: personal reflections

Kuscu, M. K.(2005). Supervising psychosocial counselling teams in Kosovo: personal reflections. Intervention, 3(2), 135-140.

Foreign experts are often distant and alienated from the host culture in areas where they are working. It is a difficult task to be involved in a proper manner and yet maintain boundaries. In Kosovo such a mutual involvement is known as ‘besa’. It is not something that can be learned intellectually, but has to be created through daily practice. This paper is a personal account of the ways I have struggled with the dynamics of the process during the supervision of psychosocial counselling teams in the field.

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