ERIC Number: ED205638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Trauma Syndrome: Identification, Treatment, and Referral of Commonly Seen Problems.
Cohon, Donald J., Jr.
This paper provides counselors and social service case workers serving Indochinese refugees in northern California with guidelines for identifying, treating and making referrals of clients with emotional problems. Freud's theory of trauma neurosis and its effect on refugees' language acquisition, learning ability and job readiness are described. Symptoms of psychological stress endemic to migrant populations are outlined; special attention is given to the identification of emotional disturbance in children and the recognition of clues indicating suicidal intent in all age groups. Literature on therapeutic approaches used in treating immigrant populations is reviewed, but the reader is advised that in developing a treatment approach for the Indochinese, unique aspects of their personality and culture must be considered. Difficulties involved in treating the culturally different are addresed, and techniques are suggested to minimize these problems. A bibliography is attached. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California (North); Freud (Sigmund)
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Northern California Indochinese Refugee Assistance Program (San Francisco, CA, August 1-2, 1977). Some pages may not reproduce due to reproduction quality of original document.