A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Paul Cilia La Corte, Angelina Jalonen, Jerry Clore

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The need to support refugees has never been more urgent, but how can everyone working with them provide consistently effective care? Written for a range of professionals including therapists, teachers, social workers, housing support workers and healthcare professionals, this essential guide offers a holistic, person-centred framework to ensure that all those working with refugees to provide them with excellent support.

Informed by the authors' direct work with refugees, the book starts with a comprehensive introduction to understanding the underlying issues that lead to the complex needs of an asylum seeking client group. Using an easy-to-follow 'what?', 'why?' and 'how?' structure, within the four key phases of refugee experience. It also shows professionals how to sensitively address trauma, loss and separation with clients who are adjusting to a foreign culture and language using three core principles (therapeutic relationship, bearing witness and psycho-education).

Informed and accessible, this guide will help you create a safe, welcoming environment for asylum seekers in all stages of their journey to improve their psychosocial wellbeing and mental health.


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Paul Cilia La Corte:
Paul Cilia La Corte (MBACP) is an integrative counsellor who holds a Masters in Refugee Care from the University of Essex. Paul is a senior therapist at Refugee Council and coordinates the men's therapeutic services. Over the last 5 years Paul has been working closely with Angelina to develop a specialised therapeutic framework that is culturally competent. This emphasises a psychosocial approach that is tailored to respond to the multiple and complex needs of asylum seekers and refugees.


Angelina Jalonen (MBACP) is an integrative counsellor and therapeutic supervisor who holds a Masters in Refugee Care from the University of Essex. Angelina has worked directly with asylum seekers and refugees for over 16 years, advocating and supporting them to navigate the complex asylum system in the UK. She has managed the Therapeutic Services at Refugee Council for over 5 years, where she has successfully designed various psychosocial programmes to respond to their needs. Angelina regularly lectures at universities on effective ways of working with asylum seekers and refugees.

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