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Summer school 2017, 17th July – 21st July, Utrecht (Netherlands): Psychotrauma, Refugees and Culture

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Summer school 2017:  Psychotrauma, Refugees and Culture

Summer school 2017 Utrecht from 17th July - 21st of July
Course director is dr. Jeroen Knipscheer.

What is the role of ‘culture’ in treating PTSD? This summer school is about the interplay of trauma, culture, changing contexts and mental health care. The programme will address the challenges of providing culturally sensitive and effective mental health services for refugees and others who have faced (forced) migration and resettlement. We will focus on how trauma, torture, minority status and (adaptation to a new) context may influence mental health. In addition, attention will be given to protective factors (resilience) and risk factors, including prolonged uncertainty about the juridical status, loss of social bonds and loved ones, acculturation and discrimination. Participants will learn a variety of concepts and skills useful for research and mental health services, pertaining to: (a) the concept of complex trauma and culturally shaped expressions after trauma; (b) the influence of social factors and family position (different generations) in coping with trauma; (c) the sociocultural context in the process of diagnostics; (d) knowledge and skills that build cultural competence; (e) the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview; and (f) the cultural adaptation of evidence based interventions like CBT, EMDR, NET and BEPP. Although the focus will be on refugees, the course is informative for all researchers and clinicians involved in psychotraumatology who are interested in contextualized mental health care to diverse populations.

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July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am
July 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UU)


Utrecht University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (UU)
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