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Introduction to the special issue: “Trauma and culture. Implications for research and treatment”

Ardino, Vittoria and Zaiontz, Caterina (2014) Introduction to the special issue: “Trauma and culture. Implications for research and treatment”. Clinical Neuropsychiatry, 11 (1). pp. 3-6. ISSN 1724-4935

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Abstract

In the last 15 years, there has been an explosion of research in psychotraumatology contributing to a significant growth in the field. A similar expansion has occurred in the advances of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychiatry. Psychotraumatology has paid a significant amount of attention to evidence-based treatments and randomized controlled trials and has marginalized the cultural context of suffering (Mattar et al. 2010); consequently, the relationship between the role of culture and trauma research and treatment remains poorly understood. Considering the broad range and universality of traumatic experiences, what are then the dimensions of psychological trauma and what are the dimensions of cultural systems as they govern patterns of daily living? How do cultures create psychosocial mechanisms to assist its members who have suffered significant traumatic events? The special issue: “Trauma and culture. Implications for research and treatment” addresses the above questions and the need for critically integrating culture-competent studies and practices with psychotraumatology.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.clinicalneuropsychiatry.org/
Additional Information: © 2014 Giovanni Fioriti Editore s.r.l
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Health and Social Care
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 08 May 2014 14:13
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2014 08:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/56675

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