This book provides an overview of recent trends in the management of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders that may ensue from distressing experiences associated with the process of migration. Although the symptoms induced by trauma are common to all cultures, their specific meaning and the strategies used to deal with them may be culture-specific. Consequently, cultural factors can play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with psychological reactions to extreme stress. This role is examined in detail, with an emphasis on the need for therapists to bear in mind that different cultures often have different concepts of health and disease and that cross-cultural communication is therefore essential in ensuring effective care of the immigrant patient. The therapist’s own intercultural skills are highlighted as being an important factor in the success of any treatment and specific care contexts and the global perspective are also discussed.
- Examines recent trends in the management of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorders in immigrants
- Explains how cultural factors can impact on diagnosis and treatment
- Stresses the importance of cross-cultural understanding and communication
Introduction - The Relevance of Trauma in Immigrants.- Cross-cultural Communication with Traumatised Immigrants.- Cross-cultural Competence in Handling with Traumatised Immigrants.- Clinical Diagnostic of Traumatised Immigrants.- Treatment Process of Traumatized immigrant Children and Adolescent.- Trauma-centered Therapy with EMDR.- Refugees and Asylum Seeker and Trauma.- Expert Opinion of Traumatised Immigrants.- Injured Helper.- Immigrants in an Outpatient Clinic for Traumatised Immigrants.- Cross-cultural Psychotherapy with Immigrants from Operational Zone.- Therapy Concept for Traumatised Refugees in Denmark.- Rethinking Trauma as a Global Challenge.