ERIC Number: ED458499
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Prevention and Intervention of Ethnopolitical Conflict.
Zeo, George A.
The field of psychology has offered many theories to explain the phenomenon of ethnopolitical conflict. Some psychologists have taken aspects of these theories from the research laboratory and have begun to develop and implement strategies for clinical application. In this regard, this paper suggests three distinctive roles for clinical psychologists, at three stages of ethnopolitical conflict, providing a continuity of care model that employs an adaptation of Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy's Contextual Family Therapy approach as an overarching model for ethical intervention. The applicability of the contextual approach lies in its focus on addressing each stage of conflict through constructive dialogue and due consideration. Under the umbrella of this approach the author suggests that clinical psychologists, through careful coordination of their roles as policy liaison specialists, community consultants, and direct service providers, can take an active role as members of multidisciplinary teams in making a valuable contribution in the pursuit of peace and the prevention and mediation of ethnopolitical conflict. (Contains 2 figures and 83 references.) (Author/JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (109th, San Francisco, CA, August 24-28, 2001).