Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Author(s) : Dick Blackwell

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Refugees

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : January 2005
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Psychotherapy and Politics
  • Catalogue No : 21618
  • ISBN 13 : 9781843103165
  • ISBN 10 : 1843103168
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This concise book is an essential tool to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand and engage with the experiences of persecution, violence and exile often faced by refugees.

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Dick Blackwell's unique framework is based on work carried out at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. It offers a flexible approach to the special circumstances of displaced and traumatized clients from different cultural and political backgrounds. The author considers four levels of experience - political, cultural, interpersonal and intrapsychic - and explores each of these in relation to both the client and therapist. He also includes practical information on advocacy, supervision and working with interpreters.

Author Biography:
Dick Blackwell is a psychotherapist and organisational consultant, group analyst and family therapist. He has more than 16 years' experience as a psychotherapist and supervisor at the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, and has written numerous articles on working with refugees and on the political and social contexts of psychotherapy.

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