Counseling Refugees: A Psychosocial Approach to Innovative Multicultural Interventions

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - Psychology - 256 pages

There are more than 26 million refugees in the world, and the population is expected to grow. However, there is minimal training or understanding in the mental health and social services fields that provides the awareness, knowledge, and skills to effectively work with refugees. Subsequently, this volume is intended to provide a comprehensive understanding of refugee psychosocial adjustment that incorporates cross-cultural perspectives.

The text provides an all-inclusive overview of refugee acculturation and adaptation, a model of intervention to assist refugees in the process of psychosocial adjustment, case studies illustrating practical intervention applications, and country-specific interventions from unique and diverse national perspectives. Professionals working with refugees in the United States and around the world will value this volume.

 

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Contents

Refugee Population Overview of Refugee Population Premigration Experiences and Psychological Distress Culture and Mental Health Barriers to Me...
Overview of Refugee Population and Premigration Experiences
Culture and Mental Health
14
Acculturation Postmigration Adjustment Issues and Mental Health
22
MultiLevel Model MLM Approach to Psychotherapy with Refugees
38
Case Studies and Innovative Multicultural Interventions MultiLevel Model of Psychotherapy for Refugees
65
Introduction
66
Case Study of Vu a 16yearold Cambodian
69
Case Study of Khaled a 38yearold Palestinian
130
Case Study of Juanita a 15yearold Cuban
134
Case Study of Ru a 16yearold Vietnamese
138
Case Study of Mustafa a 41yearold Somali
142
Case Study of Nusreta a 15yearold Bosnian
147
Case Study of Faisal a 16yearold Iraqi
151
Conclusion
156
Global Perspectives on Refugees
157

Case Study of Amir a 35yearold Bosnian
74
Case Study of Vinh a 26yearold Black Amerasian
79
Case Study of Niborom a 35yearold Cambodian
84
Case Study of Khadra a 16yearold Somali
88
Case Study of Tran a 48yearold Vietnamese
93
Case Study of Eleni a 36yearold Ethiopian
98
Case Study of Hector a 15yearold El Salvadorian
102
Case Study of Sokhany a 55yearold Cambodian
106
Case Study of Matilda a 17yearold Albanian
111
Case Study of Toan a 17yearold Vietnamese
116
Case Study of Natasha a 23yearold Russian
121
Case Study of Tam a 17yearold Lao
126
Introduction
158
Norway A Welfare Society for Refugees? National Issues in Refugee Mental Health
161
Swedish Perspective on Refugee Adjustment Resettlement Acculturation and Mental Health
170
Southern Sudanese Refugees In Exile Forever?
180
Cultural Problems for Western Counselors Working with Ethiopian Refugees
200
Global Perspectives on Refugee Mental Health Reflections from Down Under
217
The Afghanistan Situation Refugees in War and in Flight
228
Conclusion
237
Index
241
About the Authors and Contributors
247
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About the author (2003)

FRED BEMAK is Professor and Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Development Program in the School of Education at George Mason University.

RITA CHUNG is Associate Professor for the Counseling and Development Program in the School of Education at George Mason University.

PAUL B. PEDERSEN is Visiting Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hawaii, as well as Professor Emeritus for the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Syracuse University. Professor Pedersen is also series editor for Greenwood's Contributions in Psychology series.

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