Psychology of the Refugee, the Immigrant and their Children

2000Binnie Kristal-Andersson, Dep. of Psychology, University of Lund, Sweden

In recent years, awareness has grown of the necessity of understanding the inner world of refugees (in particular traumatized refugees), immigrants, and their children. These groups have come in increasing numbers to Scandinavia, and otherwise confident and capable professionals in all arenas of mental health, social work and other fields have often felt inadequate when working with them.

Key wordsasylum seekers / children / mental health / organised violence / post-traumatic stress disorder / refugee health / torture / trauma / treatment