Cultural Competence in Trauma Therapy Beyond the Flashback

ISBN-10: 1433803372
ISBN-13: 9781433803376
Edition: 2008
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 291
Size: 10.75" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

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. Of particular interest is a chapter on the role of systems of faith and meaning-making in trauma therapy. The book has a practical focus and contains a variety of case stu

Laura Brown , University of Washington , and Mary Ballou, Northeastern University

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Trauma, a Multicultural Reality
Culturally Competent Models of Trauma Treatment
Knowing Difference or We're All Diverse Here
Living in Multiple Identities in the Context of Trauma
Entering the Healing Process
Diversifying the Definition of Trauma
Contextual Paradigms for Understanding the Nature of Trauma
Trauma, Age, and Ageism
Trauma, Sex, and Gender
Trauma, Culture, Phenotype, and Ethnicity
Trauma and Sexual Orientation
Living With Disabilities in the Context of Trauma
The Great Divide: Trauma and Social Class
Migration and Dislocation
Trauma and Systems of Meaning Making
Interpersonal and Psychotherapist Variables
Weaving the Web of Support: Working With Families and Communities and Caring for Oneself
Conclusion: Looking Forward
Guidelines to Inform Cultural Competence in Practice
References
Index
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