Voices of Trauma: Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures by Boris DrozdekVoices of Trauma: Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures by Boris Drozdek

Voices of Trauma: Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures

EditorBoris Drozdek, John P. Wilson

Paperback | September 8, 2011

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Synthesizing insights from psychiatry, social psychology, and anthropology, this important work sets out a framework for therapy that is as culturally informed as it is productive. An international panel of 23 therapists offers contextual knowledge on PTSD, coping skills, and other sequelae experienced by the survivors of traumatic events. Case studies from Egypt to Chechnya demonstrate various therapeutic approaches. Authors explore the balance of inter- and intrapersonal factors in reactions to trauma and dispel misconceptions that hinder progress in treatment.
Boris Drozdek, M.D., M.A., is psychiatrist at Psychotrauma Centrum Zuid Nederland/Reinier van Arkel groep, 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, an international centre for treatment of victims of political and war violence. He is leading the residency training in social psychiatry, collaborating with different NGO's in post-war areas, te...
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Title:Voices of Trauma: Treating Psychological Trauma Across CulturesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:420 pagesPublished:September 8, 2011Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD Laurence J. Kirmayer PREFACE Boris Drozdek THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONSChapter 1 : Boris Drozdek The rebirth of contextual thinking in psychotraumatologyChapter 2 : Michael Harris BondCulture and collective violence: how good people, usually men, do bad things CASE ILLUSTRATIONS OF INTERCULTURAL WORK WITH VICTIMS OF TRAUMAChapter 3 : Robert Jay Lifton Destroying the world to save itChapter 4 : John P. Wilson Reversing cultures: the wounded teaching the healersChapter 5 : Jaswant Guzder Fourteen djinns migrate across the ocean Chapter 6 : Catherine So-kum Tang Culturally relevant meanings and their implications on therapy for traumatic grief: lessons learned from a Chinese female client and her fortune-tellerChapter 7 : Boris Drozdek The story of Alex, an Armenian man who encounters the evil every day Chapter 8 : Edvard Hauff Loss, reconnection and reconstruction: a former child soldier's returning to CambodiaChapter 9 : Marian Tankink & Annemiek Richters Giving voice to silence: silence as coping strategy of refugee women fromSouth Sudan who experienced sexual violence in the context of warChapter 10 : Gesine Sturm, Thierry Baubet & Marie Rose Moro Mobilizing social and symbolic resources in transcultural therapies with refugees and asylum seekers: the story of Mister DialloChapter 11 : Nino Makhashvili & Lela Tsiskarishvili Lost in the desert - from despair to meaningful existence: A Chechen family crossing bordersChapter 12 : Cecile Rousseau & Deogratias Bagilishya Survival as subversion: when youth resistance strategies challenge tradition,religion, and political correctness Chapter 13 : Elizabeth Batista Pinto Wiese I think he is still inside me: mother/child psychotherapy with a Kosovar familyChapter 14 : Robin Bowles & Nooria Mehrabi Lost in limbo: cultural dimensions in psychotherapy and supervision with aTemporary Protection visa holder from Afghanistan Chapter 15 : David C. Lindy, Rebecca Morales & Jacob D. Lindy Latino New Yorkers and the crash of flight 587: effects of trauma on the bicultural self Chapter 16 : Ton Haans, Johan Lansen & Han Ten Brummelhuis Clinical supervision and culture: a challenge in the treatment of persons traumatized by persecution and violenceISSUES FOR FUTURE RESEARCH AND CLINICAL INTERVENTIONS Chapter 17 : John P. Wilson & Boris Drozdek Are we lost in translations?: Unanswered questions on trauma, culture and post-traumatic syndromes and recommendations for future research

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From the reviews:"Voices of Trauma addresses the important subject of understanding and responding to the subjective and communal consequences of trauma cross culturally. This is a topic of considerable significance in our dangerous and uncertain world. I give this volume and its strong group of contributors high marks for addressing treatment issues in a professionally and morally serious way that may well improve care for trauma victims globally." (Arthur Kleinman, Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology; Chair, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University; Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)"The stated goal of Voices of Trauma: Treating Psychological Trauma Across Cultures is noble - just what is needed by our battered and wounded world. The book makes available knowledge in the field of trauma so as to aid in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients from different cultural backgrounds. . The intended audience for this book is composed of mental health professionals, clinical and counseling psychologists, social workers, and graduate students." (Alejandra Suarez, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (20), 2008)