PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH TO MIGRANTS – CURRENT STATE, ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENT POSSIBILITIES Print

Jana Krivec, Tea Golob 

Abstract

Through history, people have always been migrating. Nowadays however, the number of migrants in Europe has reached its peak and the cultural diversity between migrants and the hosting society has never been so great. This is a new and challenging situation which demands a proper psychosocial approach in order to cope with all the issues necessary to successfully integrate migrants into the hosting society. First in line are the field experts, who have to be properly educated and trained. In the article, we address the view of the experts on their work, discover what are the typical issues they have to deal with, their attitude towards the migrants and emphasize the important aspects that have to be included in psychosocial treatment of migrants from different cultural backgrounds. The issues and improvement possibilities for the inclusion of migrants into the hosting society are also discussed. Nevertheless, the time has come when no one can close his eyes that much that migrants will disappear. Therefore, it is time to accept the difference with respect, try to help migrants and include them into the local community.

Key words: migrants, psychosocial treatment, current state, issues, improvement

Jana Krivec, assistant professor, Department of Psychotherapy, School of Advanced Social Studies Nova Gorica
 

Tea Golob, assistant professor, Institute for Social Transformations, School of Advanced Social Studies Nova Gorica

Cite this article:
Jana Krivec, Tea Golob. PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH TO MIGRANTS – CURRENT STATE, ISSUES AND IMPROVEMENT POSSIBILITIES. Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.10, no.2:42-61, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2017-no2-art3

Digital Object Identifier(DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.12959/issn.1855-0541.IIASS-2017-no2-art3

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