Editorial Springer

Human Rights Violations in Latin America


Marcela Cornejo

Germán Morales, Elizabeth Lira


A timely contribution to the study of peace psychology in Latin America, this volume describes clinical, psychosocial, and community interventions with victims from Mexico to Chile from the 1970s onward. Chapters analyze how to conceptualize complex processes such as the appropriation of children and political repression, raising psychological, juridical, and political implications for the victims, their families, human rights organizations, and society. Also included are studies and analyses of political processes in countries currently undergoing crises such as Venezuela and Colombia and the challenges posed by the peace process from a political psychology perspective. All authors present the results of studies or clinical cases illustrating creative methodologies and practices in different contexts.

This book provides the context for differences in the victims’ damages and the treatment approaches and methodologies adopted in each case. The authors outline psychological perspectives grounded in ethical and professional choices based on recognizing people’s dignity while seeking rehabilitation and reparations for victims, families, and communities. It paves the way for reparations and rehabilitation, and ultimately to the establishment of democracy and peace in this part of the world.

  • Linea de investigación

    Violencia Política, Étnica y Radicalización

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  • Revista

    Editorial Springer

  • Palabras Claves

    Extreme Traumatization, Psychosocial Trauma, Human Rights Reparations, Violence in Latin America, Enforced disappearance, Arpilleras, Political Repression of Latin American Dictatorships, Psychosocial intervention and human rights, Mental Health and Human Rights, Recovery of appropriated children, Ethics and psychological practice.

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  • Autor/a principal

    Marcela Cornejo

    Germán Morales, Elizabeth Lira