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.
Chapter 5: Case Study of a Female Patient with Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Psychotherapy within a Lebanese Cultural Framework
Case Study of a Female Patient with Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Psychotherapy within a Lebanese Cultural Framework
Introduction of the Author
I, Brigitte Khoury, am from Lebanon, was born in Paris, France, and was raised in Beirut. In 1992, I went to pursue my PhD in California, United States, and stayed there until 1997 when I ended my postdoctorate fellowship. Upon my return to Beirut, Lebanon, I started working as a faculty member at the psychiatry department at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC) and have been there since. Back then, I was the first and only clinical psychologist in the department and in the faculty ranks in ...