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Table 2 Structure of the Nguvu Intervention

From: An integrated intervention to reduce intimate partner violence and psychological distress with refugees in low-resource settings: study protocol for the Nguvu cluster randomized trial

Session Topic Description Homework Activities
1. Empowerment/ Advocacy Advocacy and safety plan • Information on IPV
• Discussing psychological distress
• Danger assessment
• Safety plan and emergency plan
Safety plan
2. CPT Intro to CPT in Nguvu • Introducing group rules and overview of Nguvu sessions
• Stuck thoughts
• Explanation of thoughts and feelings
• Treatment goals
Notice and explore thoughts and distress related to IPV
3. CPT ABCs • Introduction of ABCs
• Exploring stuck points
• Group relaxation
Daily practice of ABCs and relaxation task
4. CPT Stuck points and thinking questions • Changing thoughts and feelings
• Thinking questions
• Exploring stuck thoughts
Daily practice of ABCs and exploration of stuck thoughts; relaxation task
5. CPT Learning safety and trust • Introduction to safety and trust
• Stuck thoughts related to trust
Daily practice of ABCs, thinking questions and changing thoughts
6. CPT Power, control and self-esteem • Introduction to power/control issues related to self and others
• Challenging questions for control issues
• Self-esteem
• Caring related to self and others
Daily practice of ABCs, thinking questions and changing thoughts; self-care
7. CPT CPT Review • Discuss the impact of distressing events
• Planning for the future
Daily practice of ABCs, thinking questions and changing thoughts; self-care; revise safety plan; relaxation exercise
8. Empowerment/ Advocacy Review of advocacy and safety plan • Review safety plan
• Advocacy
• Coping and support methods
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