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Psychologists address the U.N. community about global violence

8 Jan 2015

A first person account of the refugee experience: Identifying psychosocial stressors and formulating psychological responses. Psychologists address the U.N. community about global violence and highlight psychology's evidence-based contributions to prevent and mitigate it.

 

Historically, reports of the experiences of refugees around the world have been and continue to be profoundly compelling. An essential component of that experience is the psychosocial impact resulting from conditions of refugee life that challenge survival.

In this column, we attempt to do justice to the reality of refugee life and the emerging responses by psychologists to the needs of refugees. We first frame the extensiveness of refugees worldwide, then present a moving and provocative first person account of encountering a refugee camp and finally, discuss some emerging responses by psychologists to the trauma of what are so often debilitating circumstances.

By Juneau Gary, PsyD, and Neal S. Rubin, PhD, ABPP

See more : http://www.apa.org/international/pi/2014/12/global-violence.aspx

 

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