IRC CPT

This project targets survivors of sexual violence in the conflict and post-conflict context of the DRC. In situations of protracted conflict and instability such as in Eastern DRC, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in health centers will greatly strengthen the capacity of service providers to respond to the mental health needs of survivors and facilitate their healing.

Focusing in on CPT

03.12.2014

With support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, the International Rescue Committee is piloting Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in eastern DRC, a targeted mental health therapy that gives survivors of sexual…

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Living Innovation: Cognitive Processing Therapy in the DRC

04.11.2014

Piloted in April of 2014, cognitive processing therapy (CPT) is distinctively different from the traditional methods of treating survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo…

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Women Helping Women to Overcome Trauma from Violence in Eastern Congo

24.09.2014

Honorine, a 26 year old nurse (left), and Marie Claire, a 31 year old nutritionist (right), are providers of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)* in Bugobe, Eastern Congo. (Jessica O’Herron/IRC) Honorine…

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Cognitive Processing Therapy: Functionality Tool

28.08.2014

With support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, the International Rescue Committee is piloting Cognitive Processing Therapy in eastern DRC, a targeted mental health therapy that gives survivors of sexual violence…

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Healing psychological scars in the Democratic Republic of Congo

28.07.2014

With support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, the International Rescue Committee is piloting Cognitive Processing Therapy in eastern DRC, a targeted mental health therapy that gives survivors of sexual violence…

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Integrating Cognitive Processing Therapy in the DRC Health System Pilot – Progress to Date

27.06.2014

With support from the Humanitarian Innovation Fund, the International Rescue Committee is piloting Cognitive Processing Therapy in eastern DRC, a targeted mental health therapy that gives survivors of sexual violence…

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Training local health workers to help women affected by violence

03.06.2014

Over eight days in April, 22 new health workers in South Kivu, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy by the International Rescue Committee (IRC)…

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Partnering to help recovery from the trauma of violence

01.04.2014

Suzanne[1] has worked for Abadosinye, a community based organisation in Kabare, South Kivu, for two years. She became involved after seeing women suffering and wanted to help. Abadosinye means “people…

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How does Cognitive Processing Therapy work in the DRC?

07.03.2014

A person suffering from trauma can struggle to deal with memories of a traumatic event and often has difficulty understanding and processing what has happened. Survivors of sexual violence often…

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Innovative therapy helps survivors of sexual violence in the DRC

12.02.2014

Violence against women and girls is a significant problem in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), particularly in the country’s conflict-ridden eastern provinces. Few emergency or long-term care services are…

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