Case study quasi-qualitative analysis of peer group supervision of a child trauma recovery program in occupied Palestine

Ian Barron (Lead / Corresponding author), Ghassan Abdallah, Unni Heltne

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    Abstract

    This case study explores the impact of peer group supervision (PGS) for counselors delivering Teaching Recovery Techniques (TRT), a group psycho-social program for traumatized adolescents. Interviews were conducted with seven school counselors, from villages near East Jerusalem in occupied Palestine; a skilled supervisor; and an international trainer. A quasi-qualitative analysis was conducted to quantify responses and themes along with a measure of inter-rater reliability. Participants reported that even in a context of military violence, PGS provided a reflective process inclusive of formative, normative and restorative functions. Locally available PGS was viewed as essential within a geographically fragmented context. Counselors’ reported PGS led to a trusting environment in contrast to military practices and gender norms. War stressors and lack of Training of Trainers led to low counselor confidence in training others in TRT. PGS and Trainer of Trainers were recommended as core aspects of program delivery and to support training of colleagues.and lack of Training of Trainers led to low counselor confidence in training other counselors in TRT. PGS and Trainer of Trainers were recommended as core aspects of program delivery and to support counselor training of colleagues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)417-426
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Trauma
    Volume10
    Issue number4
    Early online date1 Feb 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

    Keywords

    • Adolescents
    • Traumatization
    • Group supervision
    • Counseling
    • Evaluation

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