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1st Edition

Lives Elsewhere
Migration and Psychic Malaise

ISBN 9780429476747
Published November 13, 2018 by Routledge
252 Pages

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Book Description

This book offers English-speaking readers one of the best examples of continental European approaches to working psychologically with refugees and migrants, combining ethnopsychiatric elements with insights from systemic approaches and from the theory and practice of narrative psychotherapies.

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction -- Part I -- The structure of migration trauma in ethno-systemic-narrative practice:initiation rites and fables -- Ethnopsychiatry, visions of the world, and medical paradigms -- Western psychotherapies adapted for migrants and ethnopsychotherapy -- Part II -- Psychotherapeutic practice with migrant families: the case of a young child traumatized by war -- The Child Sorcerer: the transmission of misfortune in a Kongo context. Description of an ethnopsychiatric treatment -- Armand and the “hole”: therapy with a family from Zaire

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