The Methodology

The methodology takes the practitioner through a counselling interview technique- with the child as the center point- to help the child see the problems from a multi-perspective view with a unique supportive tool (Puppets).

It comes in two parts:

  1. The gate-keeping and curative aspects of the Methodology
  2. Guidelines for further counselling and care in general and for Reintegration

1. The gate-keeping and curative aspects of the Methodology

The Counselling Interview technique:

With a systemic way of counselling, areas of conflict, dynamics of the (dys) functional systems and other problems are revealed and shown in the shortest time.

The child can see and realize that his problems are not isolated but related to the systems around him.

TOOL

This nonverbal tool that represents human beings, is a playful, child friendly indirect way of engaging the child in a conversation to get a better understanding and insight op the child personal’s life story. The client can identify himself and all members of the family and the involved systems around him.

Through the “puppet” setup the client is able to show the complexity of his present and past situation and how he would like his future to be.

2. Guidelines for further counselling and care in general and for Reintegration

From the gathered information, the practitioner will develop a treatment plan and with guidelines engaging the child in the decision making what the key steps should be taken to solve the presenting problems.

Outcome:

Together with the client and the contributions of the involved and affected systems, the practitioner will come up with a treatment plan and find solutions for the complex issues and /or key steps for the reintegration plan that reunifies the client back into the community.

The Counselling interview technique

1. The Counselling interviewing technique, can be used as a gate keeping mechanism or as a curative measure, due to the fact that it uses a nonverbal communication tool, called ‘puppets’, which represent human beings.

By using this method the practitioner is able to explore and unveil the underlying issues thus enabling him to come up with a treatment plan within the shortest time.

Aim: For the practitioner to get a better understanding and insight of how life-events have affected the child and the involved systems around the child.

This is achieved by exploring the problems, conflicts, coping mechanisms, resources and the dynamics of all the involved systems using a systemic-contextual approach, 

2. Guidelines for further counselling and care in general and reintegration:

PIP has developed a Handbook that guides the practitioner through the theoretical concepts of the Methodology.

This approach is solution focused, and helps guide the practitioner, come up with strengthening interventions for the child, the family and the community at large.

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The  Manual is designed to take the practitioner through the guidelines, tools and techniques that strengthens, and monitors the progress and changes within the child’s well-being in a broader context.

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