Essay on The Conflict With Rwandan Genocide Survivors

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Folkes (2002) expressed that “TFT is both rapid and non-invasive, requiring clients to disclose to the facilitator only as much of their ‘story’ as they feel comfortable or able to tell” (p. 99). Due to varying cultural norms and the nature of trauma, TFT is an appropriate choice for treatment and for any client who has difficulty telling their trauma story, such is the case of many Rwandan women. The study by Folkes “suggests that TFT significantly reduced the overwhelming emotions resulting from traumatic life experiences of men and women of various ethnicities and histories” (p. 102). Folkes claims that eighty to ninety percent of individuals benefited from the simplest form of TFT treatment.
Connolly and Sakai also researched brief trauma intervention with Rwandan genocide-survivors using Thought Field Therapy. One-hundred-forty-five adult genocide survivors were randomly assigned immediately to a TFT treatment group or a waitlist control group. The Trauma Symptom Inventory (TSI) and Mood and Physical Symptoms Scale (MPSS) reported that the group receiving TFT had reduced trauma symptoms. The researchers reported after a 2-year follow-up assessment the participates of the TFT treatment sustained reduced trauma symptoms (2011).

Research Proposal Currently I am not in a practicum, so I contacted Dr. Frances Acoba, who I previously worked with during my second-year practicum. She invited me to work with her on a research project that she is conducting in Rwanda.…

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