The INSPIRE project: using the ‘unknown’ to co-construct a training course on humanistic counselling in Afghanistan

Lucia Berdondini, Sandra Grieve, Ali Kaveh

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This article details a collaborative project between the University of Strathclyde (UK) and the University of Herat (Afghanistan). The aim was to co-construct a model of training, based on humanistic approaches, in order to enhance counselling services in Afghanistan and to establish counselling training at the University of Herat. Two groups of participants received 120 h training each. In February 2014 a selected group received a further training for trainers. Strengths and limitations of this project are explored as well as its impact on the Afghan community and further developments for counselling in this context.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2014


  • counselling training
  • country in war
  • humanistic approach
  • transcultural counselling
  • Afghanistan

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