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Amy Kamel

Clinical Advisor

Amy Kamel, MA, MSW, LICSW is a staff psychotherapist and trainer at the Center for Victims of Torture. She has worked with torture survivors since 2012. She holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University St. Thomas, and a Master of Arts in French from the University of Minnesota. Ms. Kamel is bilingual in French and English, and is experienced in providing psychotherapy in both languages, as well as providing supervision to clinical staff working in direct service. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Kamel was contracted through CVT to provide training on mental health, self-care, and sustainability to officers working in Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations (RAIO). Currently, she delivers training on sustainability to legal service and social service providers who work along the US-Mexico border, as well as to United Stateless, a group of stateless people (some of whom are torture survivors) who are working to establish community, to develop human rights, and to advocate for paths toward statehood for their members. Ms. Kamel has completed two years of her own training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute (SPI) certification program. Sensorimotor psychotherapy combines theory and techniques from dynamic and cognitive therapy while focusing on movement interventions and somatic awareness. Ms. Kamel is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Social Work as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.