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TitleFamily Systems and Global Humanitarian Mental Health [electronic resource] : Approaches in the Field / edited by Laurie L. Charlés, Gameela Samarasinghe
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript X, 170 p. 1 illus. in color. online resource


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


Introduction to Family Systems and Global Humanitarian Mental Health: Approaches in the Field -- Through the Storms: How a Master’s Degree Program in Marriage and Family Therapy Came to New Understandings After Surviving Both a Natural and a Human Disaster Within Six Months -- Disasters are Never Natural: Emerging Media to Map Lives and Territories at Risk -- Paved with Good Intentions? The Road of the Humanitarian Project of DNA Identification of the Missing in Post-Conflict Cyprus -- Undocumented and Unafraid: Resilience Under Forced Separation and Threat of Deportation -- “Do you Know the Tale of Cinderella?” Case Study of the Use of Metaphor and Proverbs with a Newlywed Syrian Couple in a Refugee Camp in Sidon, Lebanon -- Between Family and Foreign Policy: A Gendered Approach to Understanding the Impact of Foreign Policy Failure on Human Security in the SIDS of the Caribbean -- Drawing In or Ruling Out “Family?” The Evolution of the Family Systems Approach in Sri Lanka -- Transvision: Unknotting Double Binds in the Fog of War -- The Role of Family and Culture in Extreme Adversity: Psychosocial Response to the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Epidemic in Guinea, West Africa

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