FOREWORD Laurence J. Kirmayer PREFACE Boris Drozdek THEORETICAL AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS Chapter 1 : Boris Drozdek The rebirth of contextual thinking in psychotraumatology Chapter 2 : Michael Harris Bond Culture and collective violence: how good people, usually men, do bad things CASE ILLUSTRATIONS OF INTERCULTURAL WORK WITH VICTIMS OF TRAUMA Chapter 3 : Robert Jay Lifton Destroying the world to save it Chapter 4 : John P. Wilson Reversing cultures: the wounded teaching the healers Chapter 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-teller Chapter 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 Cambodia Chapter 9 : Marian Tankink & Annemiek Richters Giving voice to silence: silence as coping strategy of refugee women from South Sudan who experienced sexual violence in the context of war Chapter 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 Diallo Chapter 11 : Nino Makhashvili & Lela Tsiskarishvili Lost in the desert - from despair to meaningful existence: A Chechen family crossing borders Chapter 12 : Cecile Rousseau & Deogratias Bagilishya Survival as subversion: when youthresistance 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 family Chapter 14 : Robin Bowles & Nooria Mehrabi Lost in limbo: cultural dimensions in psychotherapy and supervision with a Temporary 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 violence ISSUES 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
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.