Beyond Trauma [electronic resource] : Cultural and Societal Dynamics / edited by Rolf J. Kleber, Charles R. Figley, Berthold P.R. Gersons
- New York, NY : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1995.
- 1st ed. 1995.
- Physical Description:
- XVIII, 313 pages : online resource
- Additional Creators:
- Kleber, Rolf J., Figley, Charles R., 1944-, Gersons, Berthold P. R., 1945-, and SpringerLink (Online service)
- Springer Series on Stress and Coping
- 1. Introduction -- 2. Addressing Human Response to War and Atrocity: Major Challenges in Research and Practices and the Limitations of Western Psychiatric Models -- 3. The Severity of the Trauma: Issues about Its Role in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder -- 4. A Cognitive Processing Formulation of Posttrauma Reactions -- 5. Beyond the "Victim": Secondary Traumatic Stress -- 6. The Deficiency of the Concept of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder When Dealing with Victims of Human Rights Violations -- 7. The Development of Treatment Approaches for Victims of Human Rights Violations in Chile -- 8. Cultural Analysis of Research Findings on the Political Instability in the Philippines -- 9. Psychotherapeutic Work with Refugees -- 10. The Prevalence, Trauma, and Sociocultural Causes of Incestuous Abuse of Females: A Human Rights Issue -- 11. What Went Wrong?: Diagnostic and Ethical Problems in Dealing with the Effects of Torture and Repression in South Africa -- 12. Health Problems in Areas Contaminated by the Chernobyl Disaster: Radiation, Traumatic Stress, or Chronic Stress? -- 13. When Political Reality Enters Therapy: Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder -- 14. Working through the Holocaust: Still a Task for Germany's Youth? -- 15. Primary Prevention of Traumatic Stress Caused by War -- 16. Epilogue -- About the Editors.
- The editors of Beyond Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics have created a volume that goes beyond the individual's psychological dynamics of trauma, exploring its social, cultural, politica!, and ethical dimensions from an international as well as a global perspective. In the opening address as International Chair of the First World Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies on Trauma and Tragedy: The Origins, Management, and Prevention of Traumatic Stress in Today's World, June 22-26, 1992, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the conference that formed the foundation for the col lected chapters in this volume, 1 commented: This meeting is a landmark in accomplishing the Society's universal mission. Our distinguished International Scientific Advisory Committee and Honor ary Committee, whose membership was drawn from over 60 countries, the cooperation of six United Nations bodies, and the participation anei endorse ment of numerous nongovernmental organizations and institutions attest to the Society's emerging presence as a major international forum for profes sionals of ali disciplines working with victims and trauma survivors.
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