Synthesizing insights from psychiatry, social psychology, and anthropology, Voices of Trauma: Treating Survivors across Cultures sets out a framework for therapy that is as culturally informed as it is productive. An international panel of 23 therapists offers contextual knowledge on PTSD, coping skills, and other trauma sequelae as they affect survivors of traumatic events. Case studies from Egypt to Chechnya demonstrate various therapeutic approaches (and the Cultural Formation of Diagnosis from the DSM-IV), often integrated with social agencies outside the clinical setting. Authors explore the balance of inter- and intrapersonal factors in reactions to trauma, dispel misconceptions that hinder progress in treatment, and provide profound examples of mutual trust and empathy, even how the wounded may heal the therapist. Highlights of the coverage: Silence as a coping strategy: Sudanese refugee women; Individual and group identity, Western and non-Western healing: a Chinese woman in Hong Kong; Mother/infant psychotherapy with a Kosovar family; Trauma and the bicultural self: New York's Dominican community and the crash of Flight 587; Why war? Why genocide? A social psychology theory of collective violence; Transference, countertransference, and supervisory issues in intercultural treatment. Today's political climate has made refugee mental health a growing public health issue. Voices of Trauma gives clinical and counseling psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, rescue and social workers, the tools to create healing on a global scale. TOC:I.- Theoretical and Conceptual Considerations.- The Rebirth of Contextual Thinking in Psychotraumatology.- Culture and Collective Violence: How Good People, Usually Men, Do Bad Things.- II. Case Illustrations of Intercultural Word with Victims of Trauma.- Destroying The World to Save It.- Reversing Cultures: The Wounded Teaching the Healers.- Fourteen Djinns Migrate Across the Ocean.- Culturally Relevant Meanings and Their Implications on Therapy for Traumatic.- Grief: Lessons Learned from A Chinese Female Client and Her Fortune-Teller.- The Story Of Alex, An Armenian Man Who Encounters the Evil Every Day.- Loss, Reconnection and Reconstruction: A Former Child Soldier's Returning to Cambodia.- Giving Voice to Silence: Silence as Coping Strategy of Refugee Women from South Sudan Who Experienced Sexual Violence in the Context of War.- Mobilizing Social And Symbolic Resources in Transcultural Therapies With Refugees and Asylum Seekers: The Story of Mister Diallo.- Lost in the Desert -- From Despair to Meaningful Existence: A Chechen Family Crossing Borders.- Survival as Subversion: when Youth Resistance Strategies Challenge Tradition, Religion, and Political Correctness.-I Think He is Still inside Me: Mother/Child Psychotherapy with A Kosovar Family.- Lost in Limbo: Cultural Dimensions In Psychotherapy And Supervision with A Temporary Protection Visa Holder from Afghanistan.- Latino New Yorkers and the Crash of Flight 587: Effects of Trauma on the Bicultural Self.- Clinical Supervision and Culture: A Challenge in the Treatment of Persons Traumatized by Persecution and Violence.- III. Issues for Future Research and Clinical Interventions.- Are We Lost in Translations?: Unanswered Questions on Trauma, Culture and Posttraumatic Syndromes and Recommendations for Future Research.