International Case Studies in Mental Health

International Case Studies in Mental Health

By: Chalmer E. Thompson (editor), Senel Poyrazli (editor)Paperback

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"International Cases Studies in Mental Health" is a timely T2 that examines mental health treatment around the globe. The book represents countries from around the world and features interviews with mental health practitioners from around the world. Each chapter will have a US expert and an international expert. The U.S. experts will be APA division 17 members from the international section and will interview and comment on a case that has been treated successfully. Rather than focusing on psychotic disorders, the interviewee will be asked to share a case that presented with a disorder that normal individuals might go through and majority of practicing professionals might face in practice. Some examples will be cases involving depression, general anxiety, and substance abuse and alcohol issues. This book is important as it attempts to unify treatment practices from around the world. Currently, there is much value in sharing best practices around the world and many students and psychologists are being faced with doing international work. There is currently an effort among division 17 to require international content coverage in the curriculum, and this book would certainly meet this need. As international catastrophes such as the earthquake in Haiti and China and the Tsunami in Indonesia leave a path of destruction, there is a great demand for relief in working with people who have suffered trauma, loss, depression and despair around the world.

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Senel Poyrazli received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from University of Houston. Her clinical background includes working with adolescents, college students, adults, married/unmarried couples, and war veterans, and dealing with issues primarily related to relationships, psychosocial adjustment, decision making, depression, and trauma. Her research primarily involves college students' and immigrants' psychosocial adjustment processes; with cross-cultural competency being an additional research interest. Currently, she is exploring the reasons that cause international students to fail academically. She is also starting a new research project related to immigrant parents, their involvement with their child's school, and immigrant child school outcomes. Dr. Poyrazli teaches counseling skills, interviewing and counseling, small groups counseling, theories of counseling, family therapy, internship, research methods, and multicultural competency. She was awarded a Teaching Excellence Award by Penn State Harrisburg in 2007. Dr. Poyrazli is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is actively involved within the organization. Within APA Division 52 (International Psychology), she just completed her 5-year term as the editor of the division's official publication International Psychology Bulletin. She currently chairs the division's Long-Range Planning Committee and co-chairs the division's APA conference program for 2010 to be held in San Diego, CA. For APA Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology), she currently chairs the International Student Mentoring and Orientation Committee (IMOC) and serves as a reviewer for the division's APA 2010 conference program. Within Division 1 (General Psychology), Dr. Poyrazli serves as an associate editor for the division's newsletter, The General Psychologist. Dr. Poyrazli also serves as an editor of the Eurasian Journal of Educational Research. Her research has been published in well-known journals such as Journal of College Student Development, Psychological Reports, Journal of College Counseling, Journal of Humanistic Counseling Education and Development, International Journal of Stress Management, Adolescence, and Journal of Counseling and Development. Dr. Poyrazli is also connected well with the immigrant community around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She serves as the vice-president of Pennsylvania Immigrant and Refugee Women's Network (PAIRWN) and organizes an annual women's health conference that is sponsored by PAIRWN, American Cancer Society, Highmark, and Harrisburg Area Community College. In general, I study and develop theory about the psychological impacts of racism on people. More specifically, I study and try to help promote the ability of people to create the kind of change that is necessary in developing genuine, positive mental health and a more just society.


Foreword - Michael J. Stevens Preface Introduction: Toward an Inclusive International Psychology - Senel Poyrazli & Chalmer E. Thompson 1. The Case Study of Therapy with a Swiss Woman: An Action Theory Perspective - Ladislav Valach & Richard A. Young 2. Victim, Perpetrator, or BOTH?: A Child-Soldier's Journey into Healing Wounds of War in Sierra Leone - Ani Kalayjian & Georgiana Sofletea 3. Counseling as Much More Than "Counselling": A Case From Zimbabwe - Margaret Rukini, Chalmer E. Thompson, & Mmoja Ajabu 4. Bisexual Identity in a Traditional Culture: A Case Study from Turkey - Senel Poyrazli & Mehmet Eskin 5. Case Study of a Female Patient With Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Psychotherapy Within a Lebanese Cultural Framework - Brigitte Khoury 6. College Counseling in China: A Case Study - Changming Duan, Xiaoming Jia, & Yujia Lei 7. Counseling a Female Client from Korea: Applying the Han Counseling Model - Lawrence H.Gerstein, Young Soon Kim, & TaeSun Kim 8. Mayan Cosmovision and Integrative Counseling: A Case Study From Guatemala - Andres J. Consoli, Maria de los Angeles Hernandez Tzaquitzal, & Andrea Gonzalez 9. Disaster Counseling: A Haitian Family Case Post January 12, 2010 Earthquake - Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky 10. Mr. Paul T: A Black Man in America - Camille Clay & Chalmer E. Thompson 11. Working with a Chinese Immigrant with Severe Mental Illness: An Integrative Approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Multicultural Case Conceptualization - Munyi Shea & Frederick T.L. Leong Concluding Remarks: What Can We Learn From Mental Health Practitioners Around the World? - Chalmer E. Thompson & Senel Poyrazli

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781412990356
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781412990356
  • weight: 363
  • ISBN10: 1412990351

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