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Cross-Cultural Approaches

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Defining cross-cutural Approaches in psychotherapy and counselling

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Introduction to Culture and Psychological Therapies: Barriers, Bridges and Stumbling BlocksNooria Mehraby 
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Cross-Culture and Trauma

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Psychosocial Impact of the 'War on Terror' on Muslims Settling in AustraliaNooria Mehraby 
Counselling Afghanistan Torture and Trauma SurvivorsNooria Mehraby 
Community level interventions in working with torture and trauma survivors - nexus between theory and practiceJasmina Bajraktarevic-Hayward 
Culture and Countertransference in Trauma counselling with RefugeesDeborah Gould 
A Self-Psychological model and its relevance to the cross-cultural management of Trauma.Raymond Tint Way 
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Culture, Trauma and Mental Illness

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Mental Health, Human Rights and Minorities in AustraliaSev Ozdowski 
Muslim religious reflection: implications for mental health careHanan Dover 
Mental health issues in Muslim communitiesAbdul Monaem 
Violence and health - learning from the WHO frameworkJohn Macdonald 
Transcultural issues in psychotherapyLea Crisante 
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Child and Adolescent

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Depression in children and adolescents: Assessment, awareness and treatmentSyed Naqvi 
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Cross-Cultural Interventions

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Cognitive-behavioural stress managment in a cross-cultural settingShehzi Yusaf 
Intimate partner violence in the Australian Muslim community: from research to interventionNada Ibrahim 
Conversation between Rachel Paran and Yishai Shalif: How faith and spirituality help in copingRachel Paran 
Islamic belief in healing of Trauma; A case study of an Afghan RefugeeNooria Mehraby 
A successful model of interventionIrin McNulty 
Cross-cultural Counseling: A Case Study of a Sudanese RefugeeNaome Madut 
Resilience Among Sudanese ImmigrantsKate Murray  
The adaptation of immigrant psychotherapists to the culture and psyche of their clients in the host country.Mark Thorpe 
Clinical implications of Ethnic Cleansing and Genocide.Sotheara Chhim 
Stepping Outside of One’s Own Culture: Therapy as a Socio-Political Practice in AustraliaMerle Conyer 
Attitudes and Beliefs about Mental Health treatment among older adults of color suffering from depression: the impact of stigmaKyaien Conner 
Working Clinically with Tamil Asylum Seekers: the impact of Socio-Cultural-Political factors on Post Migration stressNeeraja Sanmuhanathan 
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Psychological Perspectives in Cross Cultural Settings

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Biology, Multiplicity and Spirituality.Brendon Stewart 
The role of cultural differences in couples therapy: therapist's cultural competence and dynamics of cultural aspects in working with couplesEwa Stamper Maddox 
Culture and Ethics: Psychotherapeutic relationship Challenge in ChinaMingyi Qian 
Existential perspectives on sexuality: issues of culture, ethics and the practice of psychotherapyMartin Milton 
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Working with communities

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Culture of self-reliance, the basis for sustainability – spirituality in BangladeshDora Marinova 
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Psychotherapy in Asia

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Cultural affinity and cultural barrier for psychotherapy in China: lessons from Traditional Chinese MedicineXudong Zhao 
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African perspectives on Psychotherapy

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Psychopathology, Psychotherapy and Faith-healing from Igbo African Point of ViewInnocent Ejiofo 
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Politics, Cultures, Societies and Trauma

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How do we lick our wounds? Intercultural perspectives on individual and collective strategies of making peace with own pastBoris Drožđek 
Healing culture Trauma - The Marumali journey of healing.Lorraine Peeters 
Our shared concerns and our dreams.Senada Softic 
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Cross-Cultural Approaches

Many countries have been, forged by subsequent waves of immigration and home to refugees from all over the world. Cultural diversity is the norm rather than the exception, and likely to be encountered by helping professionals on a routine basis. Despite its ubiquitousness, cultural differences can pose significant challenges to clinicians and helpers in general and often become a barrier to effective service provision


It is all too common to see well meaning and competent clinicians become unravelled by the lack of familiar clues and contextual landmarks encountered in working with someone from a radically different culture and world view.

The lectures featured in this section will explore the complexities of working with a culturally diverse client group, and provide some hints and guidelines to assist clinicians and those in the helping professions in general overcome the challenges posed by various aspects of this diversity.

The section will feature lectures from a range of national and international presenters from a range of backgrounds. We are particularly indebted in this section to the input from   many STARTTS members, an Australian organization that has assisted over 24,000 refugees in a clinical setting and many more through community development initiatives, and that currently employs over 50 clinicians from as many as 25 different nationalities and ethnic backgrounds.

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