Andrea Northwood, Ph.D., LP

Director of Client Services

Dr. Northwood has worked at the Center for Victims of Torture since 1995 in a variety of roles, including the provision of psychological services to torture survivors, training, research, and program development and administration.   Currently she oversees CVT’s domestic service programs and is co-principal investigator on a randomized control trial and mixed method study of CVT services for Karen refugees in a primary medical care setting.  Since 2015, she has also worked with colleagues at CVT and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to start a program extending healing services to resettled refugee torture survivors in Atlanta, Georgia.   

Dr. Northwood has conducted research and has clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of trauma survivors. Her CVT work has also included local, national, and international training assignments, including audiences such as U.S. asylum officers and the FBI Office of Victim Assistance. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Child Development from the University of Minnesota.

In addition to publications in peer-reviewed psychology journals, her writing has appeared in the Star Tribune and MinnPost. 

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