Voice therapy for women aligned with political prisoners: A case study of trauma among Palestinian women in the second Intifada

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian*

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Abstract

The action-oriented model of group intervention aims at releasing the silenced voices of women, helping them journey from objectification to full human subjectivity. Applied in conflict-ridden Palestine, voice therapy can reduce the psychological toll that comes from living in a politically conflicted zone. Women often bear that psychological burden more than men because of the violent political situation and patriarchal demands. Conducted with Palestinian women whose loved ones have been imprisoned, this therapy is applied by mental health professionals who believed in women's unique ways of knowing and coping and who acknowledge women's stories and experiences as forums for resistance.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)322-343
Number of pages22
JournalSocial Service Review
Volume79
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2005

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