The Specificity of the Ethnopsychiatric approach with patients who survived political massacres, genocide and gender related violence in Africa - Burundi, Rwanda & Guinée (Conakry)
Speaker: Nathalie Zadje
Nathalie Zadje is a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Paris 8 Saint-Denis. She is in charge of research and clinical studies at the Centre Georges Devereux and was a visiting researcher at the Centre de recherche français à Jerusalem (2007-2009). An expert in psychic trauma, she developed in France the first clinical research tools for survivors and descendants of Holocaust victims in 1990. In 2003-2004, she established and operated a university research center on the clinical psychology of trauma at the University of Burundi. In 2005, she established, with Dr. Ulman, at Beer Yaacov psychiatric hospital, an ethno-psychiatric clinic for patients of Ethiopian origin. Following the massacres of September 28, 2009 in Guinea, she established a psycho-social unit in Conakry specializing in the treatment of survivors and female victims of rape.
Nathalie Zadje has authored two standard reference works:
Guérir de la Shoah (ed. Odile Jacob, Paris, 2005)