Beyond Trauma

Cultural and Societal Dynamics

  • Rolf J. Kleber
  • Charles R. Figley
  • Berthold P. R. Gersons

Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Rolf J. Kleber, Charles R. Figley, Berthold P. R. Gersons
      Pages 1-10
  3. Conceptual Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-16
    2. Derek Summerfield
      Pages 17-29
    3. Alexander C. McFarlane
      Pages 31-54
    4. Charles R. Figley, Rolf J. Kleber
      Pages 75-98
  4. Societal and Political Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-114
    2. Guus van der Veer
      Pages 151-170
    3. Michael A. Simpson
      Pages 187-212
    4. Jan Van Den Bout, Johan M. Havenaar, Ludmilla I. Meijler-Iljina
      Pages 213-232
  5. Ethical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-236
    2. Daniel Brom, Eliezer Witztum
      Pages 237-248
    3. Aor. Konrad Brendler
      Pages 249-275
    4. Victor W. Sidel, Berthold P. R. Gersons, Jos M. P. Weerts
      Pages 277-297
    5. Rolf J. Kleber
      Pages 299-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


The editors of Beyond Trauma: Cultural and Societal Dynamics have created a volume that goes beyond the individual's psychological dynamics of trauma, exploring its social, cultural, politica!, and ethical dimensions from an international as well as a global perspective. In the opening address as International Chair of the First World Conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies on Trauma and Tragedy: The Origins, Management, and Prevention of Traumatic Stress in Today's World, June 22-26, 1992, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the conference that formed the foundation for the col­ lected chapters in this volume, 1 commented: This meeting is a landmark in accomplishing the Society's universal mission. Our distinguished International Scientific Advisory Committee and Honor­ ary Committee, whose membership was drawn from over 60 countries, the cooperation of six United Nations bodies, and the participation anei endorse­ ment of numerous nongovernmental organizations and institutions attest to the Society's emerging presence as a major international forum for profes­ sionals of ali disciplines working with victims and trauma survivors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf J. Kleber
    • 1
  • Charles R. Figley
    • 2
  • Berthold P. R. Gersons
    • 3
  1. 1.Utrecht University and Institute for PsychotraumaUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA
  3. 3.Academic Medical Center and University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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