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Critical psychosocial interventions: A scoping review

Show simple item record DUMANI, NOXOLO Morkel, Jade Malherbe, Nick Cornell, Josephine Suffla, Shahnaaz 2023-11-20T09:46:21Z 2023-11-20T09:46:21Z 2023
dc.identifier.citation Dumani, N., Morkel, J., Malherbe, N., Cornell, J., & Suffla, S. (2023). Critical psychosocial interventions: A scoping review. Community Psychology in Global Perspective, 9(2), 1-36. en
dc.identifier.issn 2421-2113
dc.identifier.uri https://10.1285/i24212113v9i2p1
dc.description.abstract Critical psychosocial interventions aim to improve and maintain well-being by addressing the individual and the social as a single psychosocial entity. Critical psychosocial interventions can assist in developing a holistic and context-sensitive understanding of suffering which can inform how suffering is addressed. As such, critical psychosocial interventions are informed by and go beyond conventional psychological interventions that locate psychological suffering and healing within the individual subject. Psychosocial interventions range greatly in their aim and scope, and little has been written on their general effectiveness. The purpose of this scoping review is to examine the effectiveness of critical psychosocial interventions. Using particular selection criteria, we conducted an online search of five prominent databases and two search engines. We found that although the particularities of the studies ranged greatly (e.g., their focus and method), there were also several similarities that cut across the different studies (e.g., they responded to a traumatic event and relied on existing resources within communities). In conclusion, we suggest some future directions for critical psychosocial intervention studies, including a stronger political focus, a focus on protracted psychosocial trauma, and a harnessing of resources beyond those that are immediately available. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject scoping review en
dc.subject critical psychosocial interventions en
dc.subject suffering en
dc.subject healing en
dc.subject community en
dc.title Critical psychosocial interventions: A scoping review en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Institute for Social and Health Studies (ISHS) en

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