Counseling Refugees

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313312687
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Contributions in Psychology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 266
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Refugee Population: Overview of Refugee Population, Premigration Experiences and Psychological Distress, Culture and Mental Health, Barriers to Mental Health, Acculturation, and Postmigration and Psychosocial Adjustment Issues 5
2 Overview of Refugee Population and Premigration Experiences 7
3 Culture and Mental Health 22
4 Acculturation, Postmigration Adjustment Issues, and Mental Health 30
5 Multi-Level Model (MLM) Approach to Psychotherapy with Refugees 46
Pt. II Case Studies and Innovative Multicultural Interventions: Multi-Level Model of Psychotherapy for Refugees 73
6 Case Study of Vu, a 16-year-old Cambodian 77
7 Case Study of Amir, a 35-year-old Bosnian 82
8 Case Study of Vinh, a 26-year-old Black Amerasian 87
9 Case Study of Niborom, a 35-year-old Cambodian 92
10 Case Study of Khadra, a 16-year-old Somali 96
11 Case Study of Tran, a 48-year-old Vietnamese 101
12 Case Study of Eleni, a 36-year-old Ethiopian 106
13 Case Study of Hector, a 15-year-old El Salvadorian 110
14 Case Study of Sokhany, a 55-year-old Cambodian 114
15 Case Study of Matilda, a 17-year-old Albanian 119
16 Case Study of Toan, a 17-year-old Vietnamese 124
17 Case Study of Natasha, a 23-year-old Russian 129
18 Case Study of Tam, a 17-year-old Lao 134
19 Case Study of Khaled, a 38-year-old Palestinian 138
20 Case Study of Juanita, a 15-year-old Cuban 142
21 Case Study of Ru, a 16-year-old Vietnamese 146
22 Case Study of Mustafa, a 41-year-old Somali 150
23 Case Study of Nusreta, a 15-year-old Bosnian 155
24 Case Study of Faisal, a 16-year-old Iraqi 159
Pt. III Global Perspectives on Refugees 165
25 Norway: A "Welfare Society" for Refugees? - National Issues in Refugee Mental Health 169
26 Swedish Perspective on Refugee Adjustment, Resettlement, Acculturation, and Mental Health 178
27 Southern Sudanese Refugees: In Exile Forever? 188
28 Cultural Problems for Western Counselors Working with Ethiopian Refugees 208
29 Global Perspectives on Refugee Mental Health: Reflections from "Down Under" 225
30 The Afghanistan Situation: Refugees in War and in Flight 236
31 Conclusion 245
Index 249
About the Authors and Contributors 255
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