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The Development of Treatment Approaches for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Chile

  • Elizabeth Lira Kornfeld
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


The dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990, was accused of human rights abuses throughout this period. Gross human rights violations have been described, including the systematic use of torture against political prisoners. The cases of detainees who disappeared, people who were executed, and attacks against people’s lives committed by individuals justified by political pretext, were the basis for the creation of the National Commission of Truth and Reconciliation in 1990.1


Traumatic Experience National Commission Political Violence Military Regime Therapeutic Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Lira Kornfeld
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  1. 1.Latin American Institute of Mental Health and Human RightsProvidencia SantiagoChile

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