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Cross-cultural assessment of psychological trauma and PTSD, edited by John P. Wilson, Catherine So-kum Tang

Cross-cultural assessment of psychological trauma and PTSD
Cross-cultural assessment of psychological trauma and PTSD
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edited by John P. Wilson, Catherine So-kum Tang
Recent advances in trauma treatment, coupled with ongoing traumatic world events, point to a critical need for global standards in assessment. But despite the best intentions of Western psychology, one model does not fit all cultures. Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD addresses key issues in the field to help fill this knowledge gap. 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. Extended case examples (including West Africans in Austria, Hmong in the U.S., and Aboriginal people in Australia) illustrate an informative range of symptom profiles, comorbid conditions, and coping skills, as well as secondary traumas that can occur in asylum seekers. Professional concerns are also highlighted, from training and competency issues to the challenges of translating assessment into treatment. The results are a vital set of insights and guidelines that will contribute to more aware and meaningful practice. Included in the coverage: Twenty-one questions central to understanding trauma in cultural context. In-depth studies on the effects of trauma over multiple generations, and developmental issues among traumatized youth. A review of traditional interventions and current trauma assessment practice from China. Reports on the combined use of psycho- and pharmacotherapy in treating refugees. Cross-cultural perspectives on the Impact of Events Scale--Revised and other widely used assessment methods. Renewed debates over the nature of PTSD as a reaction to mass trauma. With the world in its current state, Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD is necessary reading for practitioners and academics in mental health. It is also highly relevant to those in a range of ethnomedicine, social work, and international aid and advocacy
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C77 2007eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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International and cultural psychology series
Cross-cultural assessment of psychological trauma and PTSD, edited by John P. Wilson, Catherine So-kum Tang
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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The lens of culture : theoretical and conceptual perspectives in the assessment of psychological trauma and PTSD / John P. Wilson -- Cultural-ecological perspectives on the understanding and assessment of trauma / Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand -- Ethnomedical best practices for international psychosocial efforts in disaster and trauma / Siddharth Ashvin Shah -- Assessing trauma across cultures from a multigenerational perspective / Yael Danieli -- Refugee assessment practices and cultural competency training / Richard H. Dana -- Wrestling with the ghosts from the past in exile : assessing trauma in asylum seekers / Boris Drozd̆ēk and John P. Wilson -- Assessment of PTSD and psychiatric comorbidity in contemporary Chinese societies / Catherine So-kum Tang -- Culture and the assessment of trauma in youths / Kathleen Nader -- The peritraumatic dissociative experiences questionnaire : an international perspective / Charles R. Marmar [and others] -- The Impact of Event Scale : Revised / Daniel S. Weiss -- Posttraumatic stress in asylum seekers from Chechnya, Afghanistan, and West Africa : differential findings obtained by quantitative and qualitative methods in three Austrian samples / Walter Renner, Ingrid Salem, and Klaus Ottomeyer -- The cross-cultural assessment of dissociation / Roberto Lewis-Fernández [and others] -- Mass psychological trauma and PTSD : epidemic or cultural illusion? / Derrick Silove, Zachary Steel, and Adrian Bauman -- Assessment of trauma for aboriginal people / Beverley Raphael, Pat Delaney, and Daniel Bonner -- Combined psychosocial and pharmacological treatment of traumatized refugees / J. David Kinzie -- Western psychiatry and difficulty : understanding and treating Hmong refugees / Joseph Westermeyer and Cheng Her
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1 online resource (xxvi, 405 pages)
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  • (OCoLC)184984989
  • springer 184984989

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