Project

Trauma beyond the biomedical paradigm: avenues for a subject-oriented and contextual approach of trauma

Duration
05 December 2011 → 04 December 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Clinical and counseling psychology
    • Other psychology and cognitive sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
    • Nursing
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Psychiatry and psychotherapy
Keywords
Lacan badiou contextual subjectivation foucault trauma fanon
 
Project description

In recent years the hegemonic, biomedical approach of psychich trauma, which strongly focuses on the individual, and is based upon a mechanical idea of trauma, has been criticized strongly. Via theoretical studies, this project aims at developing an alternative approach that is both subject-oriented and contextual. Possibilities and implications of the alternative approach will be explored.