Environment and Social Psychology

Psychological Advancement in Supporting Survivors of Torture and Persecution

Submission deadline: 2024-03-31
Special Issue Editors

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Torture and different acts of persecution, ranging from discrimination and rassism, up to genocide and genocidal acts, are in spite of provisions against them in legal international and national standards, increasingly frequent. This is not limited to war and civil war areas such as Syria, Ukraine, and Iraq, but unfortunately also to many other countries. 

The complex impact on large parts of populations and areas of life, including public health, and on indirect victims and in transgenerational and community impact,   indicates the need for a comprehensive approach in addressing the origins, and in supporting survivors in new, and more interdisciplinary and community oriented ways. 

The special issue will focus on these new models of understanding and intervention, and on so far neglected groups suffering from the impact of human rights violations, persecution, war and civil war. 

We welcome all article formats, including review and discussion articles, quantitative and qualitative research, and especially articles with an interdisciplinary approach.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wenzel

Prof. Dr. Jan-Ilhan Kizilhan

Guest Editors.


Transcultural Psychiatry; Public Mental Health; Refugees; Torture; Trauma; Disasters; Therapeutic Justice; Genocide; Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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