This book explores the intersection of clinical and social aspects of traumatic experiences in postdictatorial and post-war societies, forced migration, and other circumstances of collective violence. Contributors outline conceptual approaches, treatment methods, and research strategies for understanding social traumatizations in a wider conceptual frame that includes both clinical psychology and psychiatry. Accrued from a seven year interdisciplinary and international dialogue, the book presents multiple scholarly and practical views from clinical psychology and psychiatry to social and cultural theory, developmental psychology, memory studies, law, research methodology, ethics, and education.
Among the topics discussed:Theory of social traumaPsychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic approaches to social traumaMemory studiesDevelopmental psychology of social traumaLegal and ethical aspectsSpecific methodology and practice in social trauma research
Social Trauma: An International Textbook fills a critical gap between clinical and social theories of trauma, offering a basis for university teaching as well as an overview for all who are involved in the modern issues of victims of social violence. It will be a useful reference for students, teachers, and researchers in psychology, medicine, education, and political science, as well as for therapists and mental health practitioners dealing with survivors of collective violence, persecution, torture and forced migration.
Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages: 395
Weight: 781 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2021
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