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Cultural Clinical Psychology and PTSD

Authors: Andreas Maercker, Eva Heim, Laurence J. Kirmayer

State-of-the-art knowledge on how culture impacts on the diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic stress and related disorders. Leading experts show:

  • 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
  • How to integrate cultural dimensions in therapy

More about the book

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.

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