Introduction to Family Therapy in Global Humanitarian Contexts: Voices and Issues from the Field

  • Laurie L. CharlésEmail author
  • Gameela Samarasinghe
Part of the AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy book series (BRIEFSFAT)


This volume represents voices in family therapy—practitioners, trainees, and specialists in family and psychosocial health—in different parts of the globe, and from unique field perspectives. In this introductory chapter, we describe each contribution to the volume, focusing on its relevance to family therapy practice as a set of ideas, as well as its connection to the ideas about global mental health in humanitarian contexts. In this chapter, we situate each contribution within the discourse of family therapy, introduce who we are as coeditors, and discuss how we approached and worked with the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Our Lady of the Lake UniversitySan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.University of ColomboColomboSri Lanka

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