Published November 1, 1999
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9781857757217 - CAT# K28491
Series: Living Therapies Series
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In the United Kingdom since 1987 38,000 people have been referred to The Medical Foundation for specialist psychological treatment relating to warfare, and in the past 80 years 75,000 military personnel have received counselling from the Ex-Services Mental Welfare Society. The topic of warfare induced psychological stress and trauma is a vast one.
This book gives an unique, person-centred insight into counselling victims of warfare (either civilians or military personnel) whose trauma is physical or psychological. It covers such topics as anger, death, nightmares, recovered memories, emotional and physical pain, and alcohol use. It also contains a list of useful contacts for further support and helpful tips. Counsellors, trainees and other healthcare and social care professionals dealing with civilian or military victims of warfare will find this guide invaluable.
"I don't often finish books about counselling… This book is different…I was immediately engaged by the narra tive style, engrossed by the personal stories, and both moved and enlightened by the heartfelt reflections."
—Steve Burchell, counsellor, West London in Healthcare Counselling & Psychotherapy Journal
"…will appeal to the professional counsellor and scores highly in its attempt to address problem issues for the therapist – such as clients' concerns that counselling will be seen to damage their career prospects, racism, and when the counselling dialogue becomes disconnected."
—Occupational Health at Work
"I trust that this book will reach a wide audience of all those who are interested in and committed to the welfare and development of young people."
—Primary Care Partnerships