Social Exclusion, Compound Trauma and Recovery: Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy and Pie to Homelessness and Complex Needs

Social Exclusion, Compound Trauma and Recovery: Applying Psychology, Psychotherapy and Pie to Homelessness and Complex Needs

By: Peter Cockersell (editor), John Connolly (contributor), Dr Sally Read (contributor), Dr Emma Williamson (contributor), Catriona Reid (contributor), Terry Hutton (contributor), Nicola Saunders (contributor)Paperback

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Responding to the growing number of psychologically-informed services for people experiencing social exclusion and, in particular, homelessness, this book gives professionals the information and understanding they need to be fully informed in their practice with this client group. It begins with theory, looking at the psychology of social exclusion and the processes that underlie it, and considers the relationship between trauma, complex needs, homelessness and social exclusion. Presenting practical interventions and case studies, the authors then reveal what makes an effective service in practice and a client perspective on social exclusion and recovery is provided. This is essential reading for all those involved in developing services that meet the needs of socially excluded people with histories of complex trauma or presentations of complex needs, including those who are homeless, refugees and asylum seekers, Traveller and Roma communities and people involved with the criminal justice system.

About Author

Peter Cockersell is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and lecturer in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at the University of Surrey, UK. He was Director of Health and Recovery at St Mungo's Broadway, London, and a founding member of the Faculty of Homeless and Inclusion Health. Peter is currently Chief Executive of Community Housing and Therapy and an organisational consultant in Psychologically Informed Environments to homelessness agencies and psychiatric services.


Part 1. Social Exclusion as a Psychosocial Problem, and Psychology as a Critical Part of the Response. Section 1. Understanding the Problem. 1. Social Exclusion, Complex Needs and Homelessness. Peter Cockersell. 2. Compound Trauma and Complex Needs. Peter Cockersell. 3. The Process of Social Exclusion. Peter Cockersell. Section 2. Solutions: Principles of Practice. 4. A Psychological Perspective on Recovery. Peter Cockersell. 5. Applying Psychology as a Response to the Impact of Social Exclusion: PIE and Psychotherapy in Homelessness Services. Peter Cockersell. Part 2. A Psychological Perspective on Social Exclusion in Practice and Experience. Section 3. Solutions: Practice and Experience. 6. Pre-treatment Therapy Approach for Single Homeless People. John Connolly. 7. Psychotherapy with Homeless Women. Nicola Saunders. 8. PIE-oneering Psychological Integration in Homeless Hostels. Dr Emma Williamson. 9. PIE: What the People Say. Catriona Reid. 10. Streetlight: Homeless Psychotherapy in Britain's Happiest Town. Dr Sally Read. 11. I Held the Ticket in My Hand. Terry Hutton. Part 3. Psychology Applied to the System of Care. Section 4. Conclusion: Contextualising the Problem and Responses in the Culture and System of Care. 12. The Problem and Potential of Complexity. Peter Cockersell. 13. The Treatment of Multi-Morbidity. Peter Cockersell. 14. The Dependency Paradox. Dr Emma Williamson.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781785922848
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9781785922848
  • weight: 404
  • ISBN10: 178592284X

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