The primary focus of my research over the last 30 years has been on the development of psychosocial interventions for survivors of war, and politically or gender-related human rights violations. Since 2006, I have worked in Asia (mainly in India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and the Philippines) in a number of action research projects with local human rights and mental health organizations. The main objective of these projects has been to develop culturally relevant psycho-legal, ceremonial or spiritual healing approaches for survivors of human rights violations on basis of the “testimonial method”. Presently, I am conducting a research project in Cambodia exploring local approaches to healing of violence-related trauma. My present research interests are in particular focused on how South East Asian and “western” approaches to individual and social healing can inspire each other and engender novel patterns of theory and practice.
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