shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Oct 17th - Stoicon 2020 Online [Modern Stoicism]
Oct 19th - 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, San Francisco, CA [AACAP]
Nov 1st - Providing Virtual EMDR – Revised 6-Hour Training [Leading Edge Seminars]
Nov 3rd - Occupation and Trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
Dec 3rd - Collaborative and Proactive Solutions at School: Moving from power and control to collaboration and problem solving [SickKids CCMH Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Now open for browsing, Monday-Saturday, 11AM-4PM! Still free shipping across Canada for orders over $50. Please read our Covid-19 statement here.
Join our mailing list! Click here to sign up.
Resilience, Suffering and Creativity : The Work of the Refugee Therapy Centre
Alayarian, Aida (Edt)
Karnac Books by Routledge / Softcover / 2007-05-01 / 1855754614
Transcultural / Multicultural Issues / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
reg price: $66.50 our price: $ 59.85 (may be subject to change)
Not in Stock, usually ships in 3-6 business days

"Resilience, Suffering, and Creativity" offers a particularly thoughtful overview of what is needed by those who have come finally to rest in some refuge. The specific issues in this kind of work are raised here - the role of words in treating trauma that comes from physical and bodily privation; the indicators by which we can pick those whose resilience can carry them through; the place of social network support (and its loss); the role of the therapeutic institution for people who have been institutionally persecuted; and so on. It is a far-reaching contribution to addressing these various issues and is, by necessity, a vehicle that gives us a feel of the refugee experience through the vignettes. The book itself does a containing job on this most disorientating of all fates. It is a job to help those with less resilience, and it is a job to help those who have to listen therapeutically to the refugee experience. - Bob Hinshelwood, Psychoanalyst, Professor in the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex

Description
The trauma of refugee status is particularly corrosive. It does the usual harm of devastating our own self-image and sense of permanence in the world, but it does more. It is a dislocation from our familiar domestic geography and culture, and that must wrench from our grasp all the external markers by which we know ourselves and our worth. The threat of persecution, torture, and death is aimed at a complete destabilization. The result is a complex of anxieties that add up to far more than simple suffering. If therapy is primarily aimed at the gentle exposure of one’s worst fears, then what purchase can it have on this most ungentle process of becoming a refugee?

‘This book is a true labour of love. Staff and associates of the Refugee Therapy Centre in London give their testimonies and reflections on issues of theory and practice connected with working with refugees. Their central theme is that of resilience which is a much-neglected perspective in this
field. The book is inspiring, instructive and authoritative. An essential reading for all who work with this group of people.’

Prof. Renos K Papadopoulos
Tavistock Clinic and University of Essex

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2020

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail [email protected]
Hours: 9-6 Mon-Sat / Closed Sunday (EST)

search
Click here to read previous issues.
authors
Alayarian, Aida
other lists
Karnac Books
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Resilience
Routledge
Taylor and Francis
Transcultural / Multicultural Issues
Trauma and Culture