Involuntary Dislocation: Home, Trauma, Resilience, and Adversity-Activated Development

I The context – prolegomenaThe epistemological cycleCentral dilemmasEpistemologyThe epistemological cycleProcessing under confusing and discerning complexityTypical epistemological errors in addressing adversity(a) Confusion between the events and the experience of events(b) Confusion between the various overlapping discourses, e.g. legal, ethical, social, political, psychological, spiritual, historical, human rights, economic, etc. and inappropriate domination of some discourses over others(c) Pathologising those we want to help(d) Causal relationship between three dimensions: (a) the severity of adversity, (b) the degree of damage inflicted, and (c) the amount of help required(e) Pathologising the survivors in order to condemn the perpetrators(f) Confusion between being a ‘victim of circumstances’ and developing a ‘victim identity’(g) Resorting to what is familiar and oversimplified, in order to explain a complex and painful phenomenonConcluding reflectionsReferencesInvoluntary dislocation‘Involuntary’‘Dislocation’The six segments of the involuntary dislocation process‘Forced migration’ and ‘forced displacement’Classifications of upheavals leading to migrationSix categories of upheavals leading to involuntary dislocation‘Psychosocial marginalisation’ and ‘psychological exile’Concluding reflectionsReferencesHistorical and language reflectionsMigration: introductory reflectionsNostosThe Babylonian exile: galut and metoikesiaThe Babylonian exile: omissions and apoikesiaConcluding reflectionsReferencesPublic tragedies and polymorphous helplessnessInvoluntary dislocation: relevant dimensions and perspectivesAdversities and public tragediesInteractional Matrix of Intervention and polymorphous helplessnessReferencesII Key themesHomeHome: dislocation and relocation processesHomeness: essentialist and constructivist approachesHome: a central paradoxArchetypal images of homeHome: meanings and magicStudying homeConcluding reflections and relational spacetimeReferencesIdentityIdentity - an elusive concept but a central experienceA diagrammatic framework of identityOnto-ecological settlednessIdentities: key characteristics and alterations under adversityConcluding reflectionsReferencesNostalgic disorientationSelf-experienced reality and others-attested realityOnto-ecological unsettlednessNostalgic disorientationAddressing nostalgic disorientationEasing nostalgic disorientationNostalgia and anostalgiaThe Odyssey and homecomingsReferencesThe victimStudying victimsVictim identity characteristicsSelf-help, philanthropy, philanthrocapitalism, and psycho-philanthrocapitalismDegrees of victimisation and the Victim GridVictim Triangle dynamicsBeyond the triangular form - the Victim DiamondDepotentiating the archetypal structures of the victim dramaConcluding reflectionsReferencesTraumaTrauma: a word for all seasonsEtymological explorations and the choreography of traumaTrauma: historical perspectives(a) Personal and socio-political contexts of distressing experiences(b) Theorising trauma in the development of psychology as a discipline(c) The development of the term trauma in therapeutic contextsConcluding reflectionsReferencesIII Engaging with involuntary dislocationInvoluntary dislocation adversities‘Refugee trauma’: a problematic conceptThe sequential, constructed process of the adversity impactMeaning Attribution ProcessesFamily and social factors can be considered as subcategories of this group that address relational factors.Epistemological punctuation; mark and signThe range of impacts from adversity: the Adversity Grid(a) Negative responses to adversity(b) Unchanged responses to adversity(c) Positive responses to adversityFurther considerations about the Adversity GridAdversity Grid administration and applicationsReferencesEpilogue: Synergic Therapeutic Complexity and being therapeutic
Next >