Workshop 2

Post-traumatic Growth in Practice

Follow up Workshop

Wednesday 5th September 2018 at the Kigali Genocide Memorial

Workshop 

The aim of the workshop was to work together to produce a new post-traumatic growth checklist that was linguistically and culturally sensitive. Participants were asked to bring their own examples of post-traumatic growth from their clinical practice. Using these examples, we created a draft checklist in English and in Kinyarwanda.

Participants

Felix Bigabo, Laura Blackie, Samuel Habimana, Nicki Hitchcott, Emilienne Kambibi, Diogene Karangwa, Emmanuel Ndayambaje, Jean de Dieu Nsengiyaremye and Therese Uwitonze.

Programme

9.30-10 Welcome and coffee
10-10.30 Introduction

  • Recap: What is Post-Traumatic Growth?
  • Recap of March workshop
  • Goals for today’s workshop

10-30-11.00 Post-Traumatic Growth as a Form of Recovery

  • How is Post-Traumatic Growth different to clinical diagnosis of PTSD?
  • How is the Post-Traumatic Growth Questionnaire used?
  • How can you use a Post-Traumatic Growth Checklist in your Clinical Practice?

11-12.30 How Relevant are the Five Domains of Post-Traumatic Growth in Rwanda?

(1) Relating to Others
(2) New Possibilities

  • In this session, you will be asked to share examples of post-traumatic growth you have seen in your own clinical practice.
  • This discussion will draw from your answers to the assignment Laura sent to you via email on 16 July 2018. Please bring your completed assignment with you on the day.
  • Laura and Nicki will also share examples they have found in the testimonies stored in the Genocide Archive of Rwanda to help guide the discussion.

12.30-1.30 Lunch

1.30-3.30 How Relevant are the Five Domains of Post-Traumatic Growth in Rwanda?

(3) Personal Strength
(4) Spiritual Change
(5) Appreciation of Life

  • This discussion will draw from your answers to the assignment Laura sent to you via email on 16 July 2018. Please bring your completed assignment with you on the day.

3.30-4.30 Examples of Post-Traumatic Growth in Rwanda not covered by the PTGI

  • In this session, you will be asked to share examples of post-traumatic growth you have seen in your own clinical practice, which do not fit within the five domains of post-traumatic growth on your assignment sheet.

4.30-5.00 Discussion on How You Can use a Post-Traumatic Growth Checklist

 

For more information please email n.hitchcott@st-andrews.ac.uk