Ann Marie Willhoite, MA Counseling Psychology
International Clinical Advisor, The Center for Victims of Torture
Ms. Willhoite has worked for the past couple years as an international clinical advisor for mental health in CVT’s International Services programs, where she oversees capacity building of mental health services for torture treatment centers around the world, provides clinical supervision for embedded psychologists, and works on global mental health advocacy in Washington. Previously, Ms. Willhoite served as CVT’s mental health Clinician/Trainer for direct service and training projects in Freetown, Sierra Leone and Dadaab, Kenya. In these assignments, Ms. Willhoite trained and supervised local and refugee psychosocial staff in providing mental health services to survivors of torture, war trauma, gender-based violence and trafficking in persons in post-conflict settings.
Ms. Willhoite has worked with Harvard University's Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human rights in Sierra Leone as their Intervention Development Advisor with programs for war-affected youth, Jesuit Refugee Services in Malawi developing a new trauma-focused counseling program for refugees from The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Eritrea, and as a Clinical Consultant for locally-based mental health organizations in Africa and Asia. Ann holds a BA in Psychology from Wartburg College (Waverly, USA) and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University (Chicago USA).