St. Alphonsus Center for Global Health & Healing Program for Survivors of Torture
In 2015, the Center for Global Health & Healing expanded with the introduction of the Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT). At PSOT, we recognize the complex consequences of unimaginable acts of politically-sponsored physical and psychological torture. For these survivors and their families, PSOT offers interdisciplinary, wrap-around services, free of charge. These services include service coordination, mental health counseling, primary health care, maternal and infant health care, legal assistance with U.S. Naturalization, and integrative services such as massage, yoga, and art therapy. PSOT also provides local training for clinicians, individuals and agencies working with similar populations to improve their understanding of the experiences of torture and its psychological impact on the person, so that treatment and services can be optimized.
PSOT is a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.