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A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

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The need to support refugees has never been more urgent, but how can everyone working with them provide consistently effective care? Written for a range of professionals including therapists, teachers, social workers, housing support workers and healthcare professionals, this essential guide offers a holistic, person-centred framework to ensure that all those working with refugees to provide them with excellent support.

Informed by the authors' direct work with refugees, the book starts with a comprehensive introduction to understanding the underlying issues that lead to the complex needs of an asylum seeking client group. Using an easy-to-follow 'what?', 'why?' and 'how?' structure, within the four key phases of refugee experience. It also shows professionals how to sensitively address trauma, loss and separation with clients who are adjusting to a foreign culture and language using three core principles (therapeutic relationship, bearing witness and psycho-education).

Informed and accessible, this guide will help you create a safe, welcoming environment for asylum seekers in all stages of their journey to improve their psychosocial wellbeing and mental health.
  • Published: Dec 14 2017
  • Pages: 176
  • 228 x 156mm
  • ISBN: 9781785920738
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Press Reviews

  • Natasha Moskovici, therapeutic caseworker, Refugee Council

    This is a sensitive and compassionately written handbook that places the refugee and asylum seekers' experience in a very real and human context. It offers insight to help those working with them to avoid falling into the dynamic of victim and expert helper, whilst never ignoring the multiple challenges the client is likely to experience.
  • Dr Florence Mukuna MBCHB, GP trainee East London

    This handbook will be of particular interest to medical professionals in general practice, as their experience can hinder or facilitate a refugee's interaction with healthcare. The important insight this book provides not only improves the patient's outcome and experience, but also the efficiency of the healthcare system.
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal

    This guide provides a comprehensive framework for healthcare professionals who work with asylum seekers and refugees... I found this book to be informative and sensitive. It is not only aimed at therapists, but at all professionals who may benefit from including a therapeutic dimension in their work with refugees and asylum seekers, including social workers and lawyers.