Cultural Competence in Trauma Treatment: Beyond the Flasback

Cultural Competence in Trauma Treatment: Beyond the Flasback

by Laura S. Brown
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1433803372

ISBN-13: 9781433803376

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Few of the excellent models that have been developed for working with trauma survivors take into account the complexity of an individual's unique background and experience. Even treatment for members of "special groups" often ignores the individual's multilayered identities which may include age, social class, ethnicity, religious faith, sexual orientation, and

Overview

Few of the excellent models that have been developed for working with trauma survivors take into account the complexity of an individual's unique background and experience. Even treatment for members of "special groups" often ignores the individual's multilayered identities which may include age, social class, ethnicity, religious faith, sexual orientation, and immigrant status in favor of a "one-size-fits all" approach. Drawing on her extensive clinical experience and the latest research, Laura Brown shows therapists how to become more sensitive to individual identity when working with clients who have suffered trauma. The author explains how culturally sensitive therapists draw upon multiple strategies for treating patients and are aware of both dominant group privilege and of their own identity and culture. The book has a practical focus and contains a variety of case studies illustrating how theoretical constructs can inform assessment and treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433803376
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Sales rank:
1,077,379
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Trauma, a Multicultural Reality     3
Culturally Competent Models of Trauma Treatment     21
Knowing Difference or We're All Diverse Here     23
Living in Multiple Identities in the Context of Trauma     49
Entering the Healing Process     61
Diversifying the Definition of Trauma     95
Contextual Paradigms for Understanding the Nature of Trauma     113
Trauma, Age, and Ageism     115
Trauma, Sex, and Gender     131
Trauma, Culture, Phenotype, and Ethnicity     153
Trauma and Sexual Orientation     169
Living With Disabilities in the Context of Trauma     181
The Great Divide: Trauma and Social Class     197
Migration and Dislocation     215
Trauma and Systems of Meaning Making     227
Interpersonal and Psychotherapist Variables     243
Weaving the Web of Support: Working With Families and Communities and Caring for Oneself     245
Conclusion: Looking Forward     255
Guidelines to Inform Cultural Competence in Practice     259
References     261
Index     277
About the Author     291

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