A refugee is defined as a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” In 2011, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimated that 15.2 million refugees, including 4.8 million Palestinian refugees, exist in the world. Practitioners must understand the experiences of trauma-exposed refugee populations and their related mental health issues as well as their socio-cultural-economic needs.
The purpose of this mental health of refugees continuing education program is to help social workers and psychologists understand the experiences of trauma-exposed refugee populations and their related mental health issues as well as socio-cultural-economic needs. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
- Discuss the experiences of trauma-exposed refugees and their respective mental health issues as well as socio-cultural-economic needs
- Review common mental health symptoms and disorders among refugee populations
- Examine current models of intervention and cultural considerations in clinical practice
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including psychologists and social workers.
Psychologists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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Instructional level: Advanced
Target audience: Psychologists
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