By Peter Elsass
Torture is without doubt one of the most annoying and psychologically devastating of human behaviors. It dehumanizes its sufferers, leaving them with critical and lasting mental wounds. Like different mental trauma, torture usually leaves in its wake denial and silence between either perpetrators and their sufferers. This communicative void creates a public and psychological block that could make remedy of torture survivors very difficult.
Treating sufferers of Torture and Violence is the definitive guide for therapists treating sufferers of torture, prisoners of conflict, and casualties of pressured migration. Divided into 5 sections facing simple innovations of torture--violence and aggression, the torture syndrome, psychotherapeutic therapy, the cultural psychology of torture syndrome, and cultural mental treatment-- Treating sufferers of Torture and Violence employs either vintage psychoanalytic and cognitive- behavioral equipment. figuring out that torture sufferers are usually from diverse cultures than these in their therapists, Peter Elsass presents in-depth relief to therapists facing a multicultural clientele.
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