This program was the result of detecting an increased need for service from the Spanish speaking population of the KW Region. It was identified that a large part of this population is suffering from immigration, mental health and trauma issues as a result of the political and social turmoil that is happening in their countries of origin.
Developing a Spanish psychotherapy group following an integrated model of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Psycho-education and Brief Psychodynamic was an initial and successful response in order to address the complex needs of some members of this large Spanish speaking population from KW Region.
The rationale of this Spanish psychotherapy group was to use the safety of the group container to provide an opportunity for members to construct and tell their trauma narratives in the presence of witnesses, in their mother tongue in order to give meaning to the trauma and to start the process of mourning in the context of their ethno-cultural supportive environment.
480 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON, N2G 4K5 Map
1-800-808-2680 (Toll Free)
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, Spanish
Fees: Yes (Nominal)