James Lavelle

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Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on Healtorture.org or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

Co-Founder, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) 

As the Director of the Indochinese Refugee Mental Health Program from 1978-1981, his work established a strong foundation in New England for the future success of HPRT. He started HPRT in 1981 with Richard Mollica M.D., and has spent the past 39 years working as a clinician, educator, researcher, and community organizer pioneering the field of Refugee and Global Mental Health. Currently, James spends his time as a clinician on a grant from the Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement serving torture survivors in Massachusetts, as well as providing technical assistance to other torture treatment programs nationally; secondly, he is a member of the team leading the Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program to continue consolidating more than three decades of work through this expanding Community of Practice. Finally, James is also involved in all aspects of HPRT’s ongoing research endeavors and local, national, and international training, peer supervision and consultation with other programs working with populations exposed to violence.

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