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Special Issue "Psychosocial Dimensions of Trauma: From Epidemiology and Treatment to Resilience and Collective Responses"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Mental Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2023) | Viewed by 268

Special Issue Editors

Section of Personality, Assessment and Psychological Treatment, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Barcelona, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: addictions; citizenship; mental health; peer support; resilience; trauma
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Dr. Pau Pérez-Sales
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Guest Editor
SiR[a] Center and Community Action Group, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Interests: asylum; crisis; forensics; torture; trauma; worldviews

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The psychosocial dimension of human traumatic experiences has received special attention in recent years with a global pandemic of refugee crises arising from wars in Afghanistan, Burma, Syria, Yemen, and Ukraine. The concepts used to understand trauma have been evolving from individual perspectives to holistic conceptions that inevitably involve groups and communities. In this Special Issue, we hope to collect the views of researchers who investigate traumatic phenomena, including views that go beyond the merely pathological. We encourage the submission of papers that seek to understand the psychosocial consequences of traumatic phenomena in cultural, political, social, and economic contexts, without forgetting the centrality of the subjective gaze of those facing the impact of traumatic experiences. Conceptual approaches can include, but are not limited to, the following: altered worldviews, collective trauma, hardiness, post-traumatic growth, power threat meaning framework, resilience, sense of coherence, shattered assumptions theory, and trauma-informed care.

Dr. Francisco José Eiroa-Orosa
Dr. Pau Pérez-Sales
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • collective trauma
  • posttraumatic growth
  • power threat meaning framework
  • resilience
  • sense of coherence
  • shattered assumptions
  • trauma-informed care
  • trauma
  • worldviews

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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