Culture, trauma and dissociation : a broadening perspective for our field

Show simple item record Kruger, Christa 2020-02-19T06:00:03Z 2020
dc.description.abstract In the field of trauma and dissociation, culture has a significant influence on the clinical presentation of patients. A growing body of literature addresses the relationship between culture and dissociation. Studies of this relationship though, evoke the important, but at the same time extremely sensitive issue of cross-cultural comparisons. In this editorial, I provide a limited overview of various ways in which cultural influences have been addressed in the field of trauma and dissociation. Most studies have examined the occurrence of dissociative disorders in clinical populations in different cultures and countries. Some have focused on normative dissociation as a response to traumatic events in non-clinical samples from different cultures. This editorial also explores the concepts of double consciousness and black consciousness, which have emerged from the fields of social psychology and black psychology; and how these concepts influence our thinking about non-clinical dissociation. Culture-related challenges in the field of trauma and dissociation create opportunities for training in cultural competence for therapists. Qualitative research methods might be best suited to future research on the relationship between culture, trauma and dissociation. The chances of reaching a thorough and deep understanding of the influence of culture on trauma and dissociation might be best if the entire spectrum of dissociation is studied – from normal to pathological dissociation, and in its different manifestations from universal to those unique to certain cultural groups. en_ZA
dc.description.department Psychiatry en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2020-12-31
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Christa Kruger (2020) Culture, trauma and dissociation: A broadening perspective for our field, Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 21:1, 1-13, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2020.1675134. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1529-9732 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1529-9740 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/15299732.2020.1675134
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, vol. 21, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 2020. doi : 10.1080/15299732.2020.1675134. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/wjtd20. en_ZA
dc.subject Dissociation en_ZA
dc.subject Culture en_ZA
dc.subject Response to trauma en_ZA
dc.subject Clinical vs non-clinical en_ZA
dc.subject Double consciousness en_ZA
dc.subject Race en_ZA
dc.title Culture, trauma and dissociation : a broadening perspective for our field en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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