About sociotherapy

The Community Based Sociotherapy Program (CBSP) was initiated in December 2013 to improve psychosocial well-being and strengthen interpersonal reconciliation and social cohesion at the grass-roots level in Rwanda. Sociotherapy uses the group as a therapeutic medium in the establishment of trust, the creation of an open environment for discussion and the formation of peer-support structures. The program allows community members to jointly identify, acknowledge, share, and manage their everyday psychosocial problems related to the recent history of political violence and its aftermath. 


The CBSP is implemented in eight different districts (two in each province of Rwanda). A consortium of three Rwandan NGOs are responsible for the implementation of the program. The program is funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.