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Cultural Clinical Psychology and PTSD

Author: Andreas Maercker, Eva Heim, Laurence J. Kirmayer

Course Created: 2019

Practice Level: Advanced

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit

Book Required Duration: 10 hours
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Course Summary

How to provide culturally sensitive care for clients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorder This book, written and edited by leading experts from around the world, looks critically at how culture impacts on the way posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and related disorders are diagnosed and treated. There have been important advances in clinical treatment and research on PTSD, partly as a result of researchers and clinicians increasingly taking into account how culture matters.

Course Format

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Learning Objectives

  • Explain strategies to integrate culture into clinical care.
  • Recognize the variability of PTSD across cultures.
  • Discuss limitations in culturally relevant research on PTSD.
  • Describe cultural phenomenon related to the history of medicalized distress.
  • Explain cultural phenomenon related to metaphors of trauma and posttraumatic growth.
  • Identify cross-national patterns in PTSD.
  • Describe cultural adaptations to treatment.

Course Syllabus

  • Part 1: Culturally Sensitive Approaches to PTSD and Related Mental Disorders Culturally Responsive Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry: An Ecosocial Approach Variability of PTSD and Trauma-Related Disorders Across Cultures: A Study of Cambodians Sociosomatics in the Context of Migration
  • Part 2: Cultural Values, Metaphors, and the Search for Universals Cultural Psychology Is More Than Cross-Cultural Comparisons: Toward Cultural Dimensions in Traumatic Stress Research Distress and Trauma in the Clinical History of Neurosis in Sweden and Finland Trauma and Umwelt: An Archetypal Framework for Humanitarian Interventions Wounds and Dirt: Gendered Metaphors in the Cultural History of Trauma Metaphors of Trauma in Indigenous Communities in India and Brazil Metaphors of Posttraumatic Growth: A Qualitative Study in Swiss, Lithuanian, and Brazilian Rural Communities Paradoxes and Parallels in the Global Distribution of Trauma-Related Mental Health Problems
  • Part 3: Global Mental Health and Intervention Challenges Principles and Evidence of Culture Sensitive Mental Health Approaches Culture-Sensitive Interventions in PTSD Cultural Adaptation of Scalable Interventions A Grief Intervention Embedded Within a Chinese Cultural Practice for Bereaved Parents, provider #1115, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB ACE Approval Period: 07/08/21-07/08/24.

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