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Andrea Cárcamo, senior policy counsel, clarifies details regarding several onerous barriers to asylum seeking.
Noor Abdullah Al-Sagher, senior psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about the importance of caring for parents in order to help children heal after war.
Malak Al-Sarisi, senior psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about how her clients overcome past trauma as well as dealing with current challenges.
Shorouq Abadi, senior psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about taking care of oneself while caring for survivors.
Kahin Adam, MPH, MSW, LGSW, Somali community educator and psychotherapist, CVT St. Cloud, writes about what it means to clients to work with him, one of few Somali therapists in the region.
Mohamad Bny Salameh, Ph.D., psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Jordan, writes about his work and the need to support clinical staff so they can best support clients.
Lina Hasan, associate psychotherapist/trainer, CVT Jordan, writes about her work with refugee survivors and the extraordinary changes she sees them experience.
In the second story in this series, Farah Al-Dweik, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, shares a story of healing after rape, describing techniques she uses in her work.
Eye pillows are great tools for relaxation, so Julie Brunner, CVT board member, worked with her sisters and the CVT Nairobi team to make them and bring them to clients.
Dina Tamimi, staff interpreter/translator, CVT Jordan, writes about techniques she uses to maintain distance when interpreting clients' stories of torture during therapy.

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