Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD by John P. WilsonCross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD by John P. Wilson

Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD

EditorJohn P. Wilson

Paperback | November 25, 2010

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Recent advances in trauma treatment, coupled with ongoing traumatic world events, point to a critical need for global standards in assessment. But despite the best intentions of Western psychology, one model does not fit all cultures. Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD addresses key issues in the field to help fill this knowledge gap. Focusing equally on theoretical concepts, culturally valid assessment methods, and cultural adaptation in trauma and resilience, 29 experts present the cutting edge of research and strategies. Extended case examples (including West Africans in Austria, Hmong in the U.S., and Aboriginal people in Australia) illustrate an informative range of symptom profiles, comorbid conditions, and coping skills, as well as secondary traumas that can occur in asylum seekers. Professional concerns are also highlighted, from training and competency issues to the challenges of translating assessment into treatment. The results are a vital set of insights and guidelines that will contribute to more aware and meaningful practice.Included in the coverage:Twenty-one questions central to understanding trauma in cultural context.In-depth studies on the effects of trauma over multiple generations, and developmental issues among traumatized youth.A review of traditional interventions and current trauma assessment practice from China.Reports on the combined use of psycho- and pharmacotherapy in treating refugees.Cross-cultural perspectives on the Impact of Events Scale-Revised and other widely used assessment methods.Renewed debates over the nature of PTSD as a reaction to mass trauma.With the world in its current state, Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD is necessary reading for practitioners and academics in mental health. It is also highly relevant to those in a range of ethnomedicine, social work, and international aid and advocacy.
John P. Wilson is a Professor of Psychology and Fulbright Scholar at Cleveland State University. He is co-founder and past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the author of 10 books; 40 chapters and many articles on PTSD. Catherine So-kum Tang graduated from the University of North Texas with a Ph...
Title:Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSDFormat:PaperbackDimensions:431 pagesPublished:November 25, 2010Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE CROSS-CULTURAL ASSESSMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA  Chapter 1: The Lens of Culture: Theoretical and Conceptual Perspectives in the Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSDJohn P. WilsonChapter 2: Cultural-Ecological Perspectives on the Understanding and Assessment of TraumaLisa Tsoi HoshmandChapter 3: Ethnomedical Best Practices for International Psychosocial Efforts in Disaster and Trauma|Siddharth Ashvin ShahChapter 4: Assessing Trauma Across Cultures from a Multigenerational PerspectiveYael DanieliChapter 5: Refugee Assessment Practices and Cultural Competency TrainingRichard DanaChapter 6: Wrestling with Ghosts from the Past in Exile: Assessing Trauma in Asylum SeekersBoris Drozdek & John P. Wilson PART II: ASSESSMENT METHODSChapter 7: Assessment of PTSD and Psychiatric Morbidity in Contemporary Chinese SocietiesCatherine So-kum TangChapter 8: Culture and the Assessment of Trauma in YouthKathleen NaderChapter 9: The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire : An International PerspectiveCharles R. Marmar, Thomas J. Metzler, Christian Otte, Shannon McCaslin, Sabra Inslicht, Clare Henn HaaseChapter 10: Cross Cultural Use of the Impact of Events Scale - Revised (IES-R)Daniel WeissChapter 11: Posttraumatic Stress in Asylum Seekers from Chechnya, Afghanistan and West Africa - Differential Findings Obtained by Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Three Austrian SamplesWalter Renner, Ingrid Salem & Klaus Ottomeyer PART III: TRAUMA AND CULTURAL ADAPTATIONChapter 12: The Cross-Cultural Assessment of DissociationRobert Lewis-Fernandez, Alfonso Martinez-Taboas, Vedat Sar, Sapana Patel, & Adeline BoatinChapter 13: Mass Psychological Trauma and PTSD: Epidemic or Cultural Illusion?Derrick Silove, Zachary Steele, & Adrian BaumanChapter 14: Assessment of Trauma for Aboriginal PeopleBeverly Raphael, Pat Delaney, & Daniel BonnerChapter 15: Combined Psychosocial & Pharmacological Treatment of Traumatized RefugeesJ. David KinzieChapter 16: Western Psychiatry and Difficulty Understanding and Treating Hmong RefugeesJoe Westermeyer and S. Cheng Her