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Therapeutic Care for Refugees : No Place Like Home - Renos K. Papadopoulos

Therapeutic Care for Refugees

No Place Like Home

By: Renos K. Papadopoulos (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9781855752832
Number Of Pages: 348

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This volume addresses the complexities involved in attending to the mental health of refugees. It covers theory and research as well as clinical and field applications, emphasising the psychotherapeutic perspective. It explores the delicate balance between accepting the resilience of refugees whilst not neglecting their psychological needs, within a framework that avoids pathologising their condition. Moreover, it deals with the difficulties in delineating the various relevant intersecting perspectives to the refugee reality, e.g. psychological, socio-political, legal, organisational and ethical. The book introduces important considerations about the actual psychotherapy with refugees (in individual, family and group settings) but in addition, it encourages the introduction of therapeutic elements to all types of work with refugees. Thus, it argues for the necessity of approaching every facet of the refugee experience from a therapeutic perspective; this is why the title refers to therapeutic care rather than to psychotherapy.

'This is an authoritative book that introduces innovative ideas in many facets of the therapeutic care of the most vulnerable mobile populations. A relevant publication, especially in the current world situation. A useful companion for all who work in this field.'- Brunson McKinley, Director General of the International Organisation for Migration'This is a remarkable book! It is not only extremely useful for practice, but it is founded on humanity and solidarity and art! [It] is highly recommended!'- Tom Andersen, Professor in Social Psychiatry, University of Tromsoe, Norway'I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in keeping abreast of the most recent developments in the field of refugee mental health.'- Jack Saul, Director, International Trauma Studies Program, New York University'This extraordinarily timely and very important book contributes substantive scholarly insights to studies of migration and to studies of trauma... Many theoretical and clinical practice issues... are raised from multiple perspectives by this outstanding book... The honest and thoughtful revelations here offer valuable insights... This book is an essential resource for any professional or lay person interested in [this field]... In a topic of wrenching dimensions, this comprehensive book explores incisively and compassionately the difficult dynamics of ethical intervention.'- Celia Jaes Falicov, from the Foreword

Series Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Editor's Foreword
Contributors
Introductionp. 1
Refugees, home and traumap. 9
Misconceiving refugees?p. 41
The refugee condition: legal and therapeutic dimensionsp. 57
Remaking connections: refugees and the development of "emotional capital" in therapy groupsp. 71
Refugee children and abusep. 93
Finding a way through: from mindlessness to mindingp. 103
Killing time: work with refugeesp. 121
Transient familiar others. Uninvited persons in psychotherapy with refugeesp. 139
"We have to blame ourselves" - refugees and the politics of systemic practicep. 167
Two phases of the refugee experience: interviews with refugees and support organizationsp. 189
Some assumptions on psychological trauma interventions in post-conflict communitiesp. 215
Strangers to ourselvesp. 239
Working with psychosocial counsellors of refugees in their country of origin: exploring the interaction of professional and other discoursesp. 253
In the aftermath of violence: therapeutic intervention in Kosovap. 271
Referencesp. 293
Indexp. 313
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ISBN: 9781855752832
ISBN-10: 1855752832
Series: Tavistock Clinic Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.52