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Advanced Training Manual on Psychosocial Follow up – ATIA 2015

By 15 June 2022April 19th, 2024 ,  

This training course provides a comprehensive overview of all the “interview techniques” used during home visits to vulnerable families, particularly when the families you wish to support seem “demotivated”. It also details the use of 4 psychosocial tools: the genogram, the projective drawing, the life tree and the life line. 

The course comprises 4 modules that can be used independently (all the modules are included in the powerpoint file). The 4 modules are as follows

  • The link between motivation and poverty
  • Resistance to change
  • Establishing a relationship of trust
  • Interview techniques

The whole training was conceived to be a 4-days training on Psychosocial Follow-up for Social Workers involved in Family Development Program. It mixes cases studies, uses of psychosocial tools and lessons on theoretical concepts. All the tools used during the training are included in this document.

Since the training contents are difficult to grasp for the social workers, sessions were planned every two weeks to help them assimilate the notions. As for the order of the psychosocial tools to be processed, we started from the less involving and personal (i.e. the genogram: the counselor is the one who draw it and both the counselee and the counselor can focus on its descriptive function if they want to avoid any emotional involvement) to the most personal tool (i.e. the time lifeline, which focuses on the personal feelings and the past history of the counselee).


Advanced training on Psychosocial Follow up – ZIP