Training trainers for counsellors and psychosocial workers in areas of armed conflict: some basic principles
van der Veer, G. (2006). Training trainers for counsellors and psychosocial workers in areas of armed conflict: some basic principles. Intervention, 4(2), 97-107.
Training counsellors, or psychosocial workers, in areas of armed conflict requires an explicit vision of the relationship between the educational methods used by the trainer, and the main messages of the training. This article describes the educational methods, subject matter and main messages of contact-oriented training of trainers for counsellors or psychosocial workers. The approach described herein is an interactive process in which the participants and the trainer become engaged in through personal contact. It is this contact that helps both parties develop their expertise.