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Healing and Human Rights: A Blog by the Center for Victims of Torture

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Claire O’Reilly, physiotherapist & trainer at CVT Jordan and Liyam Eloul, CVT clinical advisor for mental health, share about the talk they recently gave on the ethical challenges they face with the clients they serve.

Abbey Kanzer, psychotherapist and trainer, St. Paul Healing Center, reflects on the complexities of hope and healing in her work with survivors of torture.

Kristi Rendahl, CVT organizational development advisor, describes her work doing assessments of locations where CVT may bring its rehabilitative care for torture survivors.

Amal Hassan, CVT Somali community liaison, comments on her experience moving to America and the importance of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers.

Shorouq Jabari, physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about combining rewarding work with her physiotherapy skills in her work with survivors of torture at CVT.

Edna Gicovi, psychosocial counselor, CVT Nairobi, describes her work helping teenage girls, who’ve survived atrocities including abduction and rape, now find healing and connection in group sessions.
Hani Hattab, technical support & IT specialist, CVT Jordan, comments on what it means to work in a technical role in an organization helping survivors of torture.

Simon Cecil, MBA student at the Carlson School of Management, comments on his impressions of CVT’s New Tactics program during a project to increase program accessibility.

Jepkemoi Kibet, physiotherapist/trainer at CVT Kenya, comments on the presentation she gave recently regarding a tool that analyzes the ways torture survivors think about their pain.

Islam Al-Aqeel, senior psychosocial counselor at CVT Jordan, describes her work helping survivors of torture look inside themselves and regain their identity.

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