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Fielding Difficult Questions about Clients’ Human Rights

An article by the Center for Victims of Torture's Casie Iwata, MA, MSW, LGSW, on how to respond to the human rights concerns of survivors.

Tactics for Local Action - Creating More Inclusive Communities

An article posted on the Center for Victims of Torture's blog on the use of tactics as inspiration for taking local action on issues of inclusivity.

Laura Murray, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Department of International Health, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; Laura has expertise in multiple evidence-based treatment models, and studies the transportability, adaptation and training of these in low-income countries with a focus on youth and families. Her most recent work is with traumatized youth populations in Zambia and Cambodia.

Andrea Northwood, PhD

Director of Client Services
 

Dr. Northwood has worked at CVT since 1995, where she has served as a clinical psychologist providing psychological evaluation and psychotherapy to survivors of politically motivated torture and their family members, including children and adolescents. Since 2006, she has been responsible for supervising client services staff in program work; providing overall management of the clinic; directing and implementing the development, delivery, and evaluation of services to clients and overseeing the performance and functioning of the client services program.

Carol White

Carol White is the outgoing manager of CVT’s National Capacity-building Project.  She has worked at CVT since 2000, managing the NCB project since 2004. She has a B.A. in psychology and an M.A. in early childhood education from Stanford University, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She has managed primary care clinics and agencies for underserved populations (homeless adults and families, urban adolescents, low income urban pregnant women) in Minnesota for nine years previously.

Laura Murray

Dr. Laura Murray is Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Department of International Health, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Murray studies the transportability, adaptation and training of these in low-income countries with a focus on youth and families. Dr. Murray is highly trained in numerous evidence-based treatments, with a particular specialty in researching and treating trauma and grief.

The Value of Integrating Primary Medical Care into the Treatment of Survivors of Torture

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Description:

In this webinar Dr. Kate Sugarman will present on the collaborative healing relationship between torture rehabilitation staff and primary care physicians and the value of integrating psychological and medical care into a torture survivor’s treatment plan.  Dr. Sugarman and Laurel Smith-Raut, MSW, a social worker at ASTT, will present on their unique approach to this model.

Objectives:

After attending this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Describe one medical approach to treating  survivors with comorbid conditions
  2. Recognize the importance of documenting a survivor’s
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