Gender-Specific Aspects of Intercultural Psychotherapy for Traumatised Female Refugees

  • Marianne C. KastrupEmail author
  • Klement Dymi


This chapter describes specific aspects related to intercultural psychotherapy for traumatised female refugees. The focus is on female refugees and asylum seekers as these populations have increased significantly in number over the past years. Furthermore, they comprise a group that is likely to have experienced traumatic events before, during and after migration. The chapter will touch upon factors that contribute to the mental health problems these women develop and how these problems manifest themselves. The dimensions of psychotherapy that are of importance in relation to women will be presented, including potential pitfalls in this work. The need for training therapists in cultural competence to overcome such pitfalls and manage this patient population will be discussed. Finally, recommendations and perspectives are presented.


Gender Refugees Trauma Asylum seekers Cultural competence Psychotherapy Empowerment 


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