Illustration by Bonaia Rosado

Illustration by Bonaia Rosado

Testimonial Psychotherapy 

Testimonial therapy is a therapeutic ritual for facilitating the recovery of survivors of human rights violations that focuses on sharing the trauma narrative. Originally developed in Chile, testimonial therapy has been widely applied trans-culturally as a unique treatment modality in populations that are not amenable to traditional Western psychotherapy. We adapted testimonial therapy to facilitate recovery in Latin American immigrant survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV).