Rethinking Mental Health Work with Survivors of Wartime Violence and Refugees

1997Patrick Bracken, Joan E. Giller & Derek Summerfield

Recent years have seen a great increase in the number of programmes established to provide psychological help for refugees and victims of wartime violence in both Western and non-Western countries. Such programmes have, in the main, shared the conceptual and theoretical framework developed in Western psychology and psychiatry around issues of trauma and stress.

Key wordsarmed conflict / mental health / organised violence / refugees / torture / trauma