International Case Studies in Mental Health presents a variety of global cases from both developed and developing countries, detailing descriptions of the people who are seeking help to eliminate their distress and of the exceptional practitioners who provide the help. In most of the cases, the practitioner is someone who shares a similar heritage with her or his help seeker, and who is influenced at least partly by Western psychotherapy traditions. Each chapter also is a showcase of how scholars pair up with mental health practitioners to create a work that weaves together contextual and individual qualities to inform an understanding of the help-seeker and the intervention.
This book aims to help prepare both mental health trainees and practicing professionals to be effective in the provision of healing in their work with people in different regions of the world. Consequently, the authors hope to offer practitioners a glimpse of what can be achieved in these regions by people whose reputations within the respective communities are strong.
- Introduction: Toward an Inclusive International Psychology
- Chapter 1: The Case Study of Therapy with a Swiss Woman: An Action Theory Perspective
- Chapter 2: Victim, Perpetrator, or Both? A Child Soldier's Journey into Healing Wounds of War in Sierra Leone
- Chapter 3: Counselling as Much More Than “Counselling”: A Case from Zimbabwe
- Chapter 4: Bisexual Identity in a Traditional Culture: A Case Study from Turkey
- Chapter 5: Case Study of a Female Patient with Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Psychotherapy within a Lebanese Cultural Framework
- Chapter 6: College Counseling in China: A Case Study
- Chapter 7: Counseling a Female Client from Korea: Applying the Han Counseling Model
- Chapter 8: Mayan Cosmovision and Integrative Counseling: A Case Study from Guatemala
- Chapter 9: Disaster Counseling: A Haitian Family Case Post January 12, 2010 Earthquake
- Chapter 10: Mr. Paul T: A Black Man in America
- Chapter 11: Working with a Chinese Immigrant with Severe Mental Illness: An Integrative Approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Multicultural Case Conceptualization