The EXIL Association is the Asil.cat Network’s member organisation that is concerned with offering medical, psychological and social therapy to those that have suffered from distinct types of human rights violations including torture, persecution, war, forced exile or gender violence. EXIL offers psychological, psychiatric and social support following an interdisciplinary and systemic therapeutic approach applied through comprehensive network practices.
The intervention model of the EXIL association is based on the following:
With individual sessions, group sessions, therapeutic art sessions, etc.
Psychiatric medical intervention
When necessary and referring cases to the public health service professionals.
Based on the restructuring of everyday life, counselling and social support, and in cases where needed, dialogues with other specialized services.
With the aim of combatting social isolation and promoting knowledge of the social environment, working with families and branches of other organisations and professionals.
In respect to specialized programmes for those soliciting asylum and refugees, the EXIL association makes available a program of medical, psychological and social repair for victims of violations of human rights and torture, including their families-, as well as its programme of psychological support for human rights defenders at risk.
Finally, the EXIL association also develops, together with the Catalan Refugee Aid Commission, an integration project that offers comprehensive psychological, legal, psychiatric, social, work related, and in some cases, residential attention to victims of torture that lack legal protection and are socially vulnerable, with non verbal therapy sessions (therapeutic art, etc.)
The ACATHI association offers those immigrants soliciting international protection as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transsexual and those that identify as refugees a service that guarantees adequate attention to the emotional needs and emotional support related to their distinct experiences of discrimination or displacement through a holistic approach identifying aspects of their identity and security in its expression.
This is tackled from individual, couple or group perspectives. With this aim ACATHI works with a network of organisations and institutions that collaborate toward achieving personal autonomy for those affected.