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Torture in war, consequences and rehabilitation of victims – Yugoslav experience

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“The idea to put together this book came after two years of work in the Centre for
Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (CRTV) within International Aid Network (IAN) Belgrade. It is the expression of a long-felt need of professionals in IAN to share their
experiences in rehabilitation of torture victims with the wider expert, professional and scientific public…

Our clients are individuals who lost their physical and psychic health, their loved ones, relatives, friends, their home, place of origin, neighbours, their safety, ability to work, as well as ability to provide for themselves. However, the most difficult losses to bear are those invisible and immeasurable ones, from the intimate psychic sphere of victims, linked mainly with the loss of capacity for emotional exchange, inability to experience personal and family happiness, loss of confidence in institutions, other people and themselves, as well as the loss of dignity and hope…”

Exctract from the Foreword of the book “TORTURE IN WAR: CONSEQUENCES AND REHABILITATION OF VICTIMS – Yugoslav experience ”

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Table of Contents

PART I – WAR AND LOSSES

  1. Yugoslav Wars 1991-1999 and Some of Their Social Consequences (111 downloads) – Bora Radović

PART II HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE: ORGANISATION AND ACTION

  1. Psychosocial Assistance in Humanitarian Interventions – Six Years of Experience in IAN (1997-2003) (103 downloads) – Vladimir Jović
  2. Against Torture - The Road to a Healthy Individual and Society: Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (102 downloads) – Dušica Lečić – Toševski and Jelena Bakalić
  3. Activities of the CRTV Mobile Teams (106 downloads) – Mina Mitić and Stanislava Vuković

PART III TORTURE: VICTIMS AND CONSEQUENCES

  1. The Socio-demographic and Psychiatric Profiles of Clients in the Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims - IAN Belgrade (112 downloads) – Željko Špirić and Goran Knežević
  2. Types of Torture (116 downloads) – Vladimir Jović and Goran Opačić
  3. Somatic Disorders of Clients in the Centre for Rehabilitation of Torture Victims: The One-Year Experience of "MEDIAN" (127 downloads) – Petar Otašević, Katarina Mitrović and Predrag Mitrović

PART IV TORTURE, STRESS AND DISSOCIATION

  1. About a Mathematical Model of the Psychobiology of Stress Reaction (107 downloads) – Danka Savić
  2. SRD-10 - Short Scale for the Assessment of Stress-Related Dissociation Symptomatology (105 downloads) – Goran Knežević and Vladimir Jović
  3. Torture and Dissociation (111 downloads) – Goran Knežević

PART V THERAPY AND REHABILITATION I: TREATMENT OF TORTURE VICTIMS

  1. Changes in the Intensity and Frequency of Psychiatric Problems Related to Traumatic Experience after Three Months of Treatment (118 downloads) – Goran Opačić and Goran Knežević
  2. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Torture Victims (114 downloads) – Slavko Mačkić and Jovanka Cvetković
  3. Specific Aspects of Group Work with Torture Victims (104 downloads) – Slavoljub Milojevć
  4. Characteristics of Group Sociotherapeutic Work with Elements of Psychodrama with Torture Victims (106 downloads) – Vladimir Milošević
  5. EMDR in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with Prisoners of War (106 downloads) – Zoran Ilić
  6. Therapy with Torture Victims: An Integrative Model and the Importance of Pharmacotherapy (106 downloads) – Samardžić Radomir

PART VI THERAPY AND REHABILITATION II: THE WOUNDED

  1. Torture in the Therapy Environment: Counter-transference in Working with Victims of Organised Violence (103 downloads) – Vladimir Jović and Nataša Cvetković – Jović
  2. IAN Counsellors in Group Supervision (97 downloads) – Aleksandar Vučo and Tamara Štajner-Popović
  3. Secondary Traumatisation and Counselling of Torture Victims' Family Members (105 downloads) – Vladimir Milošević

PART VII LEGAL AND PSYCHIATRIC ASPECTS

  1. Legal Aspects of the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims (112 downloads) – Mojca Šivert
  2. Legal Consequences of the Delayed Occurrence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (109 downloads) – Mojca Šivert and Vladimir Milošević
  3. Psychological Preparation of Torture Victims as Witnesses toward the Prevention of traumatisation (111 downloads) – Zoran Ilić

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