Summary

Introduction / Summary

Note: This document will be submitted to the GCTF and to the UN’s Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute to provide additional guidance to GCTF members and other countries who are attempting to incorporate the Rome Memorandum into their own programs. This document summarizes the conclusions/findings of the expert workshop convened by Hedayah and the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) in Abu Dhabi, May 8-9, 2013. The list of participants in that session is below. The participants have not, however, endorsed this document.

Good Practices Breakdown

  • Psychologists’ Physical Security

    There is a real fear and risk element to these jobs, with psychologists worried not only about their own security but the security of their families. Psychologists must be trained to deal with this... Read More

  • Specialized Training

    Psychologists should have specialized training and experience in this area before participating in a rehabilitation program. They should have at least a baseline understanding of both violent extre... Read More

  • CHALLENGES/OBSTACLES TO SUCCESS

    Psychology often carries a stigma with it, making detainees reluctant to meet with psychologists and receive treatment, as they are unwilling to admit that they need assistance, or do not have a cl... Read More

  • Participants:

    HEDAYAH/ICCT EXPERT MEETING ON THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGY IN REHABILITION AND REINTEGRATION OF VIOLENT EXTREMIST OFFENDERS 8-9 May 2013, Abu Dhabi Ms. Rosleenda Mohammed Ali, Head Psychologist, Coun... Read More

Latest Initiatives

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This section will be used to highlight key initiatives being led by governments around the world which are advancing the GCTF’s lifecycle initiative