Why survival is not enough: Prevailing as a psychotherapeutic imperative for victims of torture

@inproceedings{Welch2005WhySI,
  title={Why survival is not enough: Prevailing as a psychotherapeutic imperative for victims of torture},
  author={Twilla R Welch and Mark Welch},
  year={2005}
}
It is widely recognized that torture is among the most destructive and psychologically corrosive of acts. However, to date, the response from mental health professionals has generally focussed on notions of psychological survival and have largely ignored the effects of the fundamental intent of torture on the concept of self. The paper will argue that if psychotherapy for victims of torture is going to be truly effective, it must begin to address issues of meaning and purpose, both in terms of… CONTINUE READING

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