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The approach of Synergic Therapeutic Complexity with Involuntarily Dislocated people.

Papadopoulos, Renos (2021) 'The approach of Synergic Therapeutic Complexity with Involuntarily Dislocated people.' Systemic Thinking and Psychotherapy, 18.

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This paper focuses on trauma in relation to the refugee realities. In order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the relevant experiences it is necessary to articulate an appropriate framework, introducing some new concepts. The phenomena of people leaving reluctantly the spaces they consider ‘home’ are, tragically, too familiar through the media of mass communication and, consequently, tend to be viewed in stereotyped ways. Therefore, it is imperative to sharpen the precision of our language in order to avoid incorrect conceptualisations, and my explicit intention here is to develop an accurate terminology that reflects the complexity of the phenomena examined. Accordingly, I will attempt to reconceptualise key processes and phenomena, e.g. resilience, the phases of involuntary dislocation and the idea of ​​homecoming.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 16:31
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:33

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