Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Readaptation of Volunteers: an Empirical Evaluation of the Paradox Technology Efficiency

  • Borys Lazorenko
Keywords: paradox technology, psychosocial rehabilitation, re-adaptation, volunteers

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to find out the effectiveness of using the
paradox technology in the female volunteers restoring, which were the participants

of the School of Psychosocial Assistance to ATO veterans, members of their
families, volunteers and internally displaced persons based on Chernihiv National
Technological University. During the studying volunteers got the skills and abilities
to transform their negative states into personal experience, mastered the means of
psychological self and mutual assistance and achieved positive changes in the quality
of their life. There were empirically confirmed the dynamics and decreases of post-
traumatic conditions and adaptive disorders after completion of study. According to
the self-assessment of the achieved results after the completion of the classes, and
within three months after the end of the School, the quality of their family life and
interaction with the external social environment improved significantly. However,
according to the latest survey, which was conducted three months after the completion
of studying, despite of improving their quality of life, comparing the empirical
results of PTSD screening, volunteer’s adaptability and self-assessment of quality of
life changes; there was a relative increase in PTSD symptoms and abnormalities of
adaptability. This increase in symptoms is attributed to the influence of personal
changes that have been initiated in the learning process. Volunteers gain greater
subjectivity, autonomy and responsibility for their own lives. The indicated changes
have led to a violation of the previous habitual balance in relations with their families
and external social environment. Also the lack of communication between the
volunteers and the teachers of the School and the study group during the three
months after the completion of classes determined instability of their personalities in
condition of changes in relations with their families and social environment. Such
communication was ensured in a proper way during the classes. The study showed
the need to develop more effective means of volunteers’ psychosocial support in
their transition to independent living in new conditions for them, ensuring the
sustainability and harmony of their personalities in condition of internal and external
changes in their lives.

Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Lazorenko, B. (2018). Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Readaptation of Volunteers: an Empirical Evaluation of the Paradox Technology Efficiency. Scientific Studios on Social and Political Psychology, (42(45), 148-159. https://doi.org/10.33120/ssj.vi42(45).200
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