Vulnerable Internally Displaced Persons (VIDPs) in Nigerian Environment: Their Dilemma and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Intervention  - Pages 431-436 
Joseph Chinedu Hilary, Anikelechi Ijeoma Genevieve and Emmanuel Mutambar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.6000/1929-4409.2020.09.41

Published: 21 September 2020

Abstract: In recent times, displacement has caused quite a lot of devastating conditions which could be physical or psychological and has equally become a topical subject of concern, attracting the attention of counselling community, various organisations, personnel, and researchers. Havocs of various degrees are being wrecked by different kinds of violence and disaster, rendering their sufferers who most times are women and children, helpless and disgruntled. Oftentimes, the physical needs of most vulnerable IDPs such as food, shelter among others seem to enjoy and receive prompt consideration. But their psychological needs appear to be least attended to. Therefore, this paper looks at the dilemma of vulnerable internally displaced persons (VIDPs) and how solution-focused brief therapy can be adopted and employed for effective rehabilitation and re-integration based on the awareness of the importance of counselling and psychological support. Solution-focused brief therapy as a means of counselling intervention and reasonable conclusions were drawn as well as few enhancing recommendations were suggested.

Keywords: IDPs, SFBT, Vulnerable IDPs, counselling intervention.


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