Therapy in Romania
Therapy in Romania is committed to assisting Romanian nationals in establishing quality, professional therapy services to meet the needs of children as well as young people and adults. This site was alive from the beginning of 2006, to the end of 2013. I am going to be re-posting some of the material from wayback machine onto this website to keep it going because it is extremely interesting and helpful to the public.
Therapy in Romania is deeply committed to quality standards in all its work.
Therapy, supervision and training take place in accordance with the highest ethical codes and standards developed by:
- European Association of Transactional Analysis
- United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy.
Therapy in Romania has developed its own practice policies that other groups are welcome to use as the basis for their own policies. These concern:
- Child Protection
- Equal Opportunities
- Health and Safety
Therapy in Romania uses evaluation techniques:
- Clinical governance for therapy
- Feedback evaluation for training
Therapy in Romania provides specialist skills, working with:
- the effects of poverty
- symptoms of ‘pseudo-autism’ a result of being institutionalized
Therapy services in Romania for children, families and adults. Providing services that are professional, supervised and conducted within national and European ethical guidelines.
Play skills, mountain activities and Play Therapy using experts who are trained and supervised and who follow clear guidelines on physical safety, child protection and equal opportunities. Play Therapy that abides by the codes of practice of Play Therapy International.
Psychotherapy and counselling based on Transactional Analysis, provided by practitioners who are members of national or international Transactional Analysis professional organisations and who adhere to their guidelines.
Training and supervision led by people competent in the subject and who are supervised for their work. Such training and supervision is open to suitable trainees regardless of culture or ability/disability.
Consultancy to Child Protection Departments, foundations, churches and Non-Government Organisations that is contractual, clear and ethical, taking account of the organisation’s published policies on child protection and equal opportunities.
Below, I have posted some information about Therapy in Romania mission statements, equal opportunities, child protection, and more…
After finishing my college education as a child therapist, I got some invitation to Romania where my paternal uncle had lived for a decade. He had established his psychiatrist profession there and he had made a few connections which he would use to find me a job. Once I got there, he took me to one of his friends whom I later found out was the director of Therapy in Romania, which is the country’s child and disability rights championing the organization.
We met at a pub where the two men had 2 beers each and I was given a soda. After getting tipsy, they agreed on my joining the organization effectively the following day. It was such a short notice but since I wanted to get my hands into practice, I was looking forward to the day.
All about Therapy in Romania
After we got home from the meeting with the director, I did my digging about the organization. I found out that it was a non-governmental body which used charity and the generosity of wellwishers to fund its activities. The overall objective was to promote healthy and safety, child protection for needy cases and those with disabilities. For the first few years since its inception, it had garnered the support of diversified stakeholders some of which included churches, the government, global human rights movements as well as renowned individuals who championed for equal opportunities for all.
Right from the beginning, I wanted to be working with destitute children and help them lead a normal life. Here was an opportunity to make that dream valid thanks to my uncle who in deed was the one that gave me the inspiration to study therapy. The feeling of waking up to aid a child realize that he/she has the same opportunities as the rest who are from affluent families gave me the urge to love my job. It even got better when I would see the transformation of a handicapped youth get a job and be in charge of what they became in future.
How the organization works
My first day at work was not what I expected but I had to conceal my shock. Instead of getting someone to orient me on what happens around here, there were files on my desk and I had to go through them and recommend the best way we could help such cases. My 4 years in college had prepared me for such instances and I handled it so well that the next day I was tasked with talking to a child who had his grandmother recuperating from breast cancer post chemotherapy.
Therapy in Romania widely consults with child and disability pro departments so as to ensure that its practices are within the confines of law. It already has working contracts with social care foundations and non-profit bodies that help not only in funding but also guiding on the best approach to cases of inequality, abuse and distribution of resources.
To handle issues of abuse of children and the disabled, there is a laid down procedure where counselling is offered by seasoned professionals. Besides, there are also mitigation plans such as child adoption where our organization conducts background and legal checks before recommending such a move. Other interventions include healthy diets and activity / play skills to help children develop into physically fit adults.
The highs and lows of the job
Just like it is expected with every job, working here has had its good and bad sides. I always feel justified if I help make the life of someone else better. Some children come to us without any hope of having a better future. They just need something to sustain their current life. When I contribute to bring a sense of hope in such scenarios then this is one of my most jubilant moments. The lows are when I cannot do much to help a dire situation.
There was one time when a child was brought to us. Her mother was suffering from an incurable condition and the child knew there was no way she (her mother) would live. I wished I would do a miracle to reverse the condition but the lady died a week after. The child is now in high school and faring very well but I never forgot that her mother had to die and none of us could help.