Experts

HealTorture draws experts from across the country and around the world to speak and write on topics in the field of torture rehabilitation. Click on an expert's name to learn more about them and check out their presentations and/or articles.

Mckenna Mary Longacre

Mckenna Mary Longacreis a clinical and research assistant at the Boston Medical Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clinic for Refugees, as well as a pre-medical student at Boston University.  She holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in classical music. 

Laura S. Lorenz

Laura S. Lorenz is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Behavioral Health of the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy. Prior assignments have include serving as a member of teams studying a) payment incentives on patient adherence to medical treatment, b) health of combat veterans, c) harm reduction for problematic drug use, and d) lived experience with transitions to community living for individuals with chronic brain injury.

Cynthia McArthur

In 1996 volunteer Cynthia McArthur began working with CVT on a bicycle donation program for clients.  This Webinar will show CVT’s Bikes for Clients  program as an example of how the organization and the community work together to assist clients in connecting more with the communities they live in and reaping other physical and psychological benefits. 

Marcus M. McKinney

Dr. Marcus M. McKinney is the Vice President of Community Health Equity and Health Policy at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. Dr. McKinney’s background has included the study of religion, psychology, and health with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and doctorate of ministry from Andover Newton Theological School in psychology.

Ken Miller

Ken Miller is a clinical and community psychologist and Associate Professor of Holistic Psychology at Lesley University. He has studied the impacts of adversity on the wellbeing of children and adults for 15 years, and has a particular interest in the development of culturally informed community interventions aimed at fostering healing and optimal development in the wake of trauma and other disruptive events. He is also the Senior Project Coordinator of the War Trauma Foundation, a writer, and a filmmaker.

Richard F. Mollica

Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR is the Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree from the University of New Mexico and completed his Psychiatry residency at Yale Medical School. While at Yale he also trained in epidemiology and received a philosophy degree from the Divinity School. In 1981, Dr. Mollica co-founded the Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic (IPC). Over the past two decades HPRT and IPC have pioneered the mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture.

Erin Morgan, PhD, LMFT

Erin Morgan worked with CVT from 2007-2014 before going into private practice. In her role as a CVT headquarters-based International Services Clinical Consultant for DRC and the PATH Project, she brought direct field experience from a year in Pweto, Democratic Republic of Congo, where she was a CVT psychotherapist/trainer doing group and individual therapy.

Laura Morrissette

Laura Morrisette, MA, LMHC, is a multilingual psychotherapist with extensive experience in multicultural psychotherapy. She has worked with the Cambodian community in social service and psychotherapy for twenty years. In the past several years she has expanded her multicultural work to serve Latino asylees and new refugees.

Nancy Murakami, MSW, LCSW

Nancy Murakami is a clinical social worker and former Director of Social Services at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT), a comprehensive torture treatment center in New York City addressing the complex needs of torture survivors. An adjunct assistant professor at the NYU Silver School of Social Work, Nancy trains in New York City and across the country on topics including trauma informed care, refugee services, clinical approaches, and staff wellbeing.

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