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"Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN"

An article at the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Session Daily, “Collaboration, pilot program could expand the Center for Victims of Torture’s work in MN,” quotes CVT’s Peter Dross, director of external relations, and Alison Beckman, senior clinician for external relations, and describes

Greg Vinson

Greg Vinson, PhD is a Senior Researcher and Evaluation Manager at the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis-St.Paul.  He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, with an emphasis in statistics and measurement.  Dr. Vinson plans and oversees evaluation, measurement, and research efforts for domestic and international CVT programs, consults and collaborates with universities, governments, & other NGOs, and conducts and presents evaluation and research findings to local, national, and international audiences.

Alison Beckman, MSW, LICSW

Ms. Beckman is the Project Manager/Clinical Supervisor for the Center for Victims of Torture project entitled: Healing Hearts, Creating Hope; Exploring the Efficacy of Integrated Mental Health Services for New Refugees. Previous to this position, she provided psychological evaluation and treatment services to survivors of torture in group and individual capacities in Minnesota and served as clinical supervisor to mental health case managers.

Andrea Northwood, PhD

Director of Client Services
 

Dr. Northwood has worked at CVT since 1995, where she has served as a clinical psychologist providing psychological evaluation and psychotherapy to survivors of politically motivated torture and their family members, including children and adolescents. Since 2006, she has been responsible for supervising client services staff in program work; providing overall management of the clinic; directing and implementing the development, delivery, and evaluation of services to clients and overseeing the performance and functioning of the client services program.

Abbey Weiss, PsyD, LP

Psychotherapist and trainer

The Center for Victims of Torture

Abbey Weiss, PsyD, LP is a psychotherapist and trainer at The Center for Victims of Torture. Dr. Weiss obtained her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University/Twin Cities. She is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist. At the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), Dr. Weiss has a position as a psychotherapist providing psychological evaluation and treatment services for clients.

Ken Miller

Ken Miller is a clinical and community psychologist and Associate Professor of Holistic Psychology at Lesley University. He has studied the impacts of adversity on the wellbeing of children and adults for 15 years, and has a particular interest in the development of culturally informed community interventions aimed at fostering healing and optimal development in the wake of trauma and other disruptive events. He is also the Senior Project Coordinator of the War Trauma Foundation, a writer, and a filmmaker.

Mary Fabri

Dr. Mary Fabri is a clinical psychologist and has worked with torture survivors for more than 25 years.  She was Senior Director of Torture Treatment Services and International Training at Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center in Chicago for 12 years where community-based integrated care is provided.  She served as President of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs for 5 years and has been on the Board of Directors of Torture Abolition & Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC) since 2005 and is currently serving as the Chair. Dr.

Deborah Boehm

Deborah Boehm, RN, CNP, MPH, is Nurse Practitioner at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Primary care provider Boehm has 30 years of experience with culturally diverse populations in both Minnesota and California. Her practical approach to the delivery of health care adapts western allopathic methods to the needs of specific populations, especially by addressing individual needs within the context of family and community. She has published on HIV/AIDS in women and has produced videos on approaches to domestic violence in the Somali community.

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