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Description - Trauma, Culture, and Metaphor by John P. Wilson

In this volume, John Wilson and Jacob Lindy explore the language of both individual and collective trauma in an era dominated by globalization and interconnectedness. As Wilson points out in the first chapter, Western psychiatrists have increasingly found that their ideas of trauma were not always easily translated to other cultures. Through lucid, careful discussion, this important book builds a bridge between the etymology of trauma-related terms commonly used in Western cultures and those of other cultures, such as the Burundi-Rwandan ihahamuka. It also provides the clinician with a framework for working with trauma survivors using a cross-cultural vocabulary--one often based in metaphor--to fully address the experienced trauma and to begin work on reconnection and self-reinvention.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415953313
ISBN-10: 0415953316
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John P. Wilson

John P. Wilson, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and a widely recognized international expert on PTSD. He is co-founder and past president of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), a diplomate and fellow of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. Jacob D. Lindy is a clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a training and supervising analyst at the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute.

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