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Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law is the only book to provide summaries and analyses of culturally competent psychological and social services encountered within the U.S. legal arena. The book is broad in scope and covers the knowledge and practice crucial in providing comprehensive services to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities. Topics include the importance of race relations, psychological testing and evaluation, racial “profiling,” disparities in death penalty conviction, immigration and domestic violence, asylum seekers, deportations and civil rights, juvenile justice, cross-cultural lawyering, and cultural competency in the administration of justice.

Enhancing the Psychosocial Well-Being of Asylum Seekers and Refugees
Enhancing the psychosocial well-being of asylum seekers and refugees
AngelaBurnettSanctuary Practice, Hackney, UK
KateThompsonThe North East London Mental Health Trust

Let's talk about psychology when the war is over. When the war is over I am going to dream all the dreams that I cannot afford now.… If I would sit down and start to think of my feelings, I could break down.… You, the Europeans can enjoy the luxury of analysing your feelings. We simply have to endure.

—A Palestinian mother (quoted in Punamäki, 1992, p. 4)

This chapter, written from a U.K. perspective, is concerned with the role of how both past and present experiences affect the psychological well-being of asylum seekers and refugees. It is broken down into ...

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