S. Megan Berthold

Join the Conversation

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.

S. Megan Berthold, PhD, LCSW, is an Associate Professor and Director of Field Education at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. Dr. Berthold teaches research to doctoral students and courses about trauma, human rights, and clinical practice to MSW students. Areas of specialization include: torture, war and other traumas; posttraumatic stress reactions; mental health; refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants; cross-cultural clinical work; international social work; human rights and social justice. Since 1987, her practice has been with diverse refugee and asylum-seeking populations in the United States and refugee camps. She serves as the co-Chair of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs’ Research and Data Committee, is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Torture Journal, and was a clinician and researcher at the Program for Torture Victims in Los Angeles before joining UConn’s faculty. She continues to conduct forensic psychosocial assessments of torture survivors and train diverse professionals who work with torture survivors. She co-leads a team of graduate students and practicing immigration attorneys and social workers to serve detained asylum seekers in Pennsylvania each spring.

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