Trauma, resilience and creativity: examining our therapeutic approach in working with refugees

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This article is written to sum up and appraise the articles contained in this journal. I write from the point of view of someone who has worked in the field of trauma and specifically with refugees, asylum seekers and other ethnic minority group for over twenty years. I begin with my overview of each of the articles in this issue, giving a critique of each in the light of my experience in the field and suggesting possibilities for further research. I further discuss my view informed by psychoanalytic theory and discuss therapeutic intervention in relation to refugees, as well as my concerns and queries for the future of psychoanalytic practice in this field. My emphesis will be on people's resilience as well as their vulnerabilities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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  • Aida Alayarian

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