Carina Heeke

Carina Heeke
Zentrum Ueberleben gGmbH · Research

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Doctor of Philosophy
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Jan 2017
Zentrum ÜBERLEBEN gGmbH
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  • Project coordinator
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
Los Andes University (Colombia)
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  • PhD Student
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After more than fifty years of conflict, Colombia is faced with millions of victims of severe human rights violations. Since 2005 and 2011 respectively various reparation mechanisms have been implemented to indemnify the victims of the armed conflict. However, human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations have criticized these mechanisms, as they believe these measurements do not adequately address the victims’ needs. The objectives of the survey were to provide an overview of the victims’ experiences and their psychosocial condition, with an aim to reach a better understanding of their psychosocial necessities. Furthermore the assessment of their opinions towards the reparation measures was intended to document their desires and needs in the current Justice and Peace process. Finally, the survey intended to investigate the readiness for reconciliation of victims of the armed conflict in Colombia.
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Background: A short-term multimodal acute treatment program of approximately six months' duration for newly arrived refugees at Center ÜBERLEBEN (Berlin Center for Torture Victims) was developed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this program by examining changes in PTSD, anxiety and depression symptom severity after treatment, and to refle...
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Violent loss (i.e. homicide, suicide, accident) is associated with high levels of prolonged grief disorder (PGD), a condition defined as a maladaptive reaction to loss. PGD is a disorder marked by persistent yearning for the deceased, feelings of emptiness, and difficulties in accepting the loss for a period of at least six months. No meta-analytic...
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Background Exposure to trauma and bereavement is common in conflict-affected regions. Previous research suggests considerable heterogeneity in responses to trauma and loss with varying symptom representations. The purpose of the current study was to (1) identify classes of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symp...
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The impact of war and violence on the mental and physical health of the civilian population is immense. Traumatization is often experienced sequentially, which leads to a higher risk for developing trauma-related disorders (PTSD, depression, chronic pain). Refugees traumatized by war experience specific stressors related to their status of residenc...
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The World Health Organization recently proposed significant changes to the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic criteria in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). The present study investigated the impact of these changes in two different post-conflict samples. Prevalence and rates of concurrent depres...
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Disappearances are a frequent phenomenon in the context of violent conflicts. Although it is widely assumed that relatives of missing people face particularly complex adaptation difficulties due to the uncertainty regarding the fate of their loved ones, little is known about the psychological and social consequences for those left behind. The aim o...
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Hintergrund: Komplizierte Trauer ist eine verlängerte maladaptive Trauerreaktion infolge des Verlusts einer nahe stehenden Person. Sie stellt eine bedeutsame Spätfolge von Kriegen und Konflikten dar, die zu signifikanten Einschränkungen in sozialen und anderen wichtigen Lebensbereichen führt. Die Studie untersucht die Prävalenz und Risikofaktoren d...
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After more than fifty years of conflict, Colombia is faced with millions of victims of severe human rights violations. Since 2005 and 2011 respectively various reparation mechanisms have been implemented to indemnify the victims of the armed conflict. However, human rights defenders and non-governmental organizations have criticized these mechanism...
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BACKGROUND: During the Khmer Rouge (KR) regime from 1975 to 1979 millions of Cambodians were confronted with the death or murder of family members. The long-term psychological consequences of these traumatic losses have not yet been investigated. The purpose of this study was to determine the rate and potential predictors of prolonged grief disorde...