Beyond Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics

Hardcover | November 30, 1995

EditorRolf J. Kleber, Charles R. Figley, Berthold P.R. Gersons

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This important study explores various dimensions of trauma from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. Articles by international experts examine cultural intricacies and the moral and political nuances that shape individuals' responses to particular traumatic situations.

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This important study explores various dimensions of trauma from an integrative, interdisciplinary perspective. Articles by international experts examine cultural intricacies and the moral and political nuances that shape individuals' responses to particular traumatic situations.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:331 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.27 inPublished:November 30, 1995Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306450585

ISBN - 13:9780306450587

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Table of Contents

Conceptual Issues: Addressing Human Response to War and Atrocity: Major Challenges in Research and Practices and the Limitations of Western Psychiatric Models; D. Summerfield. The Severity of the Trauma: Issues about Its Role in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder? A.C. McFarlane. A Cognitive Processing Formulation of Posttrauma Reactions; M. Creamer. Societal and Political Issues: The Development of Treatment Approaches for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Chile; E.L. Kornfeld. Cultural Analysis of Research Findings on the Political Instability in the Philippines; I.Z. Guiao. Psychotherapeutic Work with Refugees; G. Van der Veer. The Prevalence, Trauma and Sociocultural Causes of Incestuous Abuse of Females: A Human Rights Issue; D.E.H. Russell. Ethical Considerations: When Political Reality Enters Therapy: Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder; D.M. Brom, E. Witztum. Working through the Holocaust-Still a Task for Germany's Youth? K. Brendler. Primary Prevention of Traumatic Stress Caused by War; V.W. Videl, et al. Epilogue: Beyond Trauma; R.J. Kleber et, al. 4 additional articles. Index.

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`The editors of this book have created a volume that goes beyond the individual's psychological dynamics of trauma, exploring its social, cultural, political, and ethical dimensions from an international as well as a global perspective.' Yael Danieli, Director, Group Project for Holocaust Survivors and their Children