Cultural Clinical Psychology and PTSD 1st Edition
by Andreas Maercker (Author), Eva Heim (Author), Laurence J. Kirmayer (Author)
How to provide culturally sensitive care for clients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorder
This book, written and edited by leading experts from around the world, looks critically at how culture impacts on the way posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders are diagnosed and treated. There have been important advances in clinical treatment and research on PTSD, partly as a result of researchers and clinicians increasingly taking into account how culture matters.
For mental health professionals who strive to respond to the needs of people from diverse cultures who have experienced traumatic events, this book is invaluable. It presents recent research and practical approaches on key topics, including:
How culture shapes mental health and recovery
How to integrate culture and context into PTSD theory
How trauma-related distress is experienced and expressed in different cultures, reflecting local values, idioms, and metaphors
How to integrate cultural dimensions into psychological interventions
Providing new theoretical insights as well as practical advice, it will be of interest to clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other health professionals, as well as researchers and students engaged with mental health issues, both globally and locally.
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Hogrefe Publishing; 1 edition (October 22, 2018)
- Language: English