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Discourses of Psychological Trauma

The Language of Mental Health, Nikki Kiyimba, Christina Buxton, Jo Shuttleworth, Emily Pathe, 3031077105, 978-3031077104, 9783031077104, B0B75DLMXQ

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English | 2023 | PDF | 7 MB | 266 Pages

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This book offers a critical perspective of the dominant discourses within the field of psychological trauma. It provides a challenge to normative western constructs and unsettles assumptions about accepted notions of universality and the nature of trauma. Traditionally the concept of psychological trauma has been widely accepted within mental health professions. However, in a post-positivist era, the language of mental health is shifting and making room for alternative discourses that include wider contextual influences, such as the impact of sociological, cultural, and technological developments. These wider discourses are illuminated as the authors draw together some of these arguments into one accessible text. Rather than claim definitive answers to the issues raised, readers are invited to engage with the discussions presented in order to position themselves in relation to the range of trauma discourses available.