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Seeking psychosocial care after interpersonal violence: an integrative model


Schreiber, V; Renneberg, B; Maercker, Andreas (2009). Seeking psychosocial care after interpersonal violence: an integrative model. Violence and Victims, 24(3):322-336.

Abstract

Many people experience a traumatic event at least once in their lifetime. But only a fraction of those traumatized and in need of mental health care receive psychosocial care or treatment. This may be due to barriers people experience within the help-seeking process. The individual help-seeking process is consequently highly relevant for any mental health care for trauma survivors. Understanding why people refrain from asking for help or delay the help-seeking process is central to understanding help-seeking after traumatization. Based on empirical data and theoretical models, an integrative model of individual mental health help-seeking is developed. This integrative model delineates parameters relevant for seeking psychosocial care or refraining from it.

Abstract

Many people experience a traumatic event at least once in their lifetime. But only a fraction of those traumatized and in need of mental health care receive psychosocial care or treatment. This may be due to barriers people experience within the help-seeking process. The individual help-seeking process is consequently highly relevant for any mental health care for trauma survivors. Understanding why people refrain from asking for help or delay the help-seeking process is central to understanding help-seeking after traumatization. Based on empirical data and theoretical models, an integrative model of individual mental health help-seeking is developed. This integrative model delineates parameters relevant for seeking psychosocial care or refraining from it.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2009
Deposited On:05 Aug 2009 15:31
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:18
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:0886-6708
Additional Information:The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1891/0886-6708.24.3.322
PubMed ID:19634359

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