This collection of writings by experienced therapists, social workers and interpreters working with survivors of torture in exile fills a gap in the literature with its specific focus on this increasingly important but neglected client group.
Chapters cover overarching issues such as interpreter-mediated therapy, assessment, and working with trauma and shame. Others explore in detail the particular needs of specific client groups such as LGBT survivors, women, children, separated young people, and families. The contributors write from a range of settings and psychotherapeutic perspectives and use a variety of models, but all share a holistic approach and a deep commitment to a human-rights framework.
This is a book for all counsellors and therapists. Packed with first-hand practitioner experience and survivors’ stories, it captures the everyday realities and challenges of work with survivors of torture seeking asylum in the UK today. This is also a book for mental health professionals and NGO workers who need a better understanding of the impact of torture and the asylum process on people’s mental wellbeing