When words are not enough … psychodynamic psychotherapy in chronic conflict settings

Prosser, S., & Bawaneh, A. (2010). When words are not enough… psychodynamic psychotherapy in chronic conflict settings. Intervention, 8(2), 146-147. Chicago

The field of mental health and psychosocial support is now globally recognised as a valid element of humanitarian aid. Medecins Sans Frontie'res has been a leader in this work for many years. On reflecting on the article by Gaboulaud et al. (2010), we pose the following questions (detailed below): How would psychodynamic psychotherapy have to be adapted to the Palestinian context? What is the role of interpreters? How effective and sustainable was the work?

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