Voice Therapy for Women Aligned with Political Prisoners: Case Study of Trauma among Palestinian Women in the Second Intifada


Shalhoub‐Kevorkian, Nadera. 2005. "Voice Therapy for Women Aligned with Political Prisoners: A Case Study of Trauma among Palestinian Women in the Second Intifada." Social Service Review 79 (2): 322-343.

Author: Nadera Shalhoub‐Kevorkian


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 believe in women’s unique ways of knowing and coping and who acknowledge women’s stories and experiences as forums for resistance.

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Health, Mental Health Regions: Africa, MENA, Asia, Middle East Countries: Palestine / Occupied Palestinian Territories

Year: 2005

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