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Through the Storm: 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 6 Months

Chapter Title

Through the Storm: 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 6 Months

Book Title

Family Systems and Global Humanitarian Mental Health: Approaches in the Field

Department

Department of Family Therapy

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Laurie L. Charlés, Gameela Samarasinghe

Description

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.

ISBN

9783030032159

Publication Date

1-26-2019

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

City

Cham, Switzerland

Keywords

marriage and family therapy, master's degree program, natural disaster

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

First Page

11

Last Page

22

ORCID ID

0000-0001-6204-5296, 0000-0002-5278-5773, 0000-0002-1454-6501

Through the Storm: 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 6 Months
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