ERIC Number: EJ856461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Brief Psychoeducational Group Treatment with Re-Traumatized Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Akinsulure-Smith, Adeyinka M.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v34 n2 p137-150 Jun 2009
This article describes the implementation of a psychoeducational group treatment with students with a history of refugee trauma, war, and human rights abuses who were further traumatized by the 9/11 attacks in New York City. The rationale for group intervention and specific techniques utilized to promote emotional and behavioral stabilization and relief, including trauma education and stress management, are discussed. In addition, group-related issues, themes, and challenges are considered. This psychoeducational treatment modality provides an example of the usefulness of group intervention with a re-traumatized population.
Descriptors: Psychoeducational Methods, Group Therapy, Refugees, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Health Programs, Stress Management, Intervention, Urban Schools, Secondary School Students, Civil Rights, War, Experience, Group Unity, Coping
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York