Über den Autor
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.D. in Clinical Psychology. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She was the former Director of the Graduate Studies in clinical Psychology and Gender Studies Program, and is currently Director of the new postgraduate program in trauma-related studies. She has published widely in international journals on violence against women, family violence, clinical aspects of social issues, AIDS/HIV prevention, and trauma psychology.
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. Wilson
Chapter 2: Cultural-Ecological Perspectives on the Understanding and Assessment of TraumaLisa Tsoi Hoshmand
Chapter 3: Ethnomedical Best Practices for International Psychosocial Efforts in Disaster and Trauma|Siddharth Ashvin Shah
Chapter 4: Assessing Trauma Across Cultures from a Multigenerational PerspectiveYael Danieli
Chapter 5: Refugee Assessment Practices and Cultural Competency TrainingRichard Dana
Chapter 6: Wrestling with Ghosts from the Past in Exile: Assessing Trauma in Asylum SeekersBoris Drozdek & John P. Wilson
PART II: ASSESSMENT METHODS
Chapter 7: Assessment of PTSD and Psychiatric Morbidity in Contemporary Chinese SocietiesCatherine So-kum Tang
Chapter 8: Culture and the Assessment of Trauma in YouthKathleen Nader
Chapter 9: The Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire : An International PerspectiveCharles R. Marmar, Thomas J. Metzler, Christian Otte, Shannon McCaslin, Sabra Inslicht, Clare Henn Haase
Chapter 10: Cross Cultural Use of the Impact of Events Scale - Revised (IES-R)Daniel Weiss
Chapter 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 ADAPTATION
Chapter 12: The Cross-Cultural Assessment of DissociationRobert Lewis-Fernandez, Alfonso Martinez-Taboas, Vedat Sar, Sapana Patel, & Adeline Boatin
Chapter 13: Mass Psychological Trauma and PTSD: Epidemic or Cultural Illusion?Derrick Silove, Zachary Steele, & Adrian Bauman
Chapter 14: Assessment of Trauma for Aboriginal PeopleBeverly Raphael, Pat Delaney, & Daniel Bonner
Chapter 15: Combined Psychosocial & Pharmacological Treatment of Traumatized RefugeesJ. David Kinzie
Chapter 16: Western Psychiatry and Difficulty Understanding and Treating Hmong RefugeesJoe Westermeyer and S. Cheng Her
This work is a vital set of insights and guidelines that will contribute to more aware and meaningful practice for mental health professionals. Focusing equally on theoretical concepts, culturally valid assessment methods, and cultural adaptation in trauma and resilience, an array of experts present the cutting edge of research and strategies. Extended case studies illustrate an informative range of symptom profiles, comorbid conditions, and coping skills, as well as secondary traumas that can occur in asylum seekers.
This book emphasizes the need for global standards in the methods, procedures, and techniques of the scientific assessment of PTSD and psychological injuries. 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 in this book. In addition, extended, global case-examples illustrate an informative range of symptom profiles, comorbid conditions, and coping skills, as well as secondary traumas that can occur in asylum seekers. Coverage also highlights professional concerns, from training and competency issues to the challenges of translating assessment into treatment.