Family Systems and Global Humanitarian Mental Health: Approaches in the Field

Author(s): Laurie L. Charles and Gameela Samarasinghe

Date: Format: PDF, EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 3030032159
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This powerful reference explores the processes and practices of family systems therapy as conducted in humanitarian situations across the globe. It follows the editors previous volume Family Therapy in Global Humanitarian Contexts: Voices and Issues from the Field in defining systemic therapy as multidisciplinary, portable, and universal, regardless of how far from traditional clinical settings it is applied. Chapters from diverse locales document remarkable examples of courage and resilience on the part of therapists as well as clients in the face of war, unjust policies, extreme inequities, and natural disasters. Contributors describe choosing and implementing interventions to fit both complex immediate challenges and their local contexts as they work to provide systemic family and public mental health services, including:

Assisting families of missing persons in Cyprus
Emergency counseling after a Florida school shooting
Therapeutic metaphors in a Lebanese refugee camp
Sessions with separated family members on the U.S./Mexico border
Addressing healthcare disparities in the Caribbean
Training family therapists in Sri Lanka
Family and community support during the Ebola epidemic in Guinea
Providing systemically oriented therapy and supervision in high-conflict countries
Risk assessment using emerging media in Chilean communities
Family Systems and Global Humanitarian Mental Health: Approaches in the Field is a valuable resource for professionals in both the global North and South, including family therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and public health professionals, and mental health and psychosocial support providers working in humanitarian settings.
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