Torture Rehabilitation | The Center for Victims of Torture

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

Showing all blog posts in Torture Rehabilitation

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.
Curt Goering, CVT executive director, writes that the full truth about the CIA torture program must be told.
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.
Gabriele Marini, psychotherapist/trainer, has been with CVT Uganda across its ten years. Here, he shares reflections on the work and the healing experienced by survivors.
CVT Uganda commemorates 10 years of healing work for survivors in Northern Uganda.
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.

Andrea Cárcamo is senior policy counsel.

Right about the time I began representing asylum seekers from Central America as an immigration attorney, I started watching “The Walking Dead” (TWD), a TV show about the zombie apocalypse. I have never been someone able to deal with gore, but my husband and I figured out a system in which I run out of the room during violent scenes and return once he tells me the scene has passed. I have been able to watch multiple shows using this method, including the quintessentially violent show “Game of Thrones,” and, of course, the beginning of “The Walking Dead.”   

Dina Tamimi, staff interpreter/translator, CVT Jordan, writes about techniques she uses to maintain distance when interpreting clients' stories of torture during therapy.
Ala’a Younes, psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about the positive changes achieved by survivors of torture when they go through rehabilitative care.

Pages

Healing

We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

Read More

Training

We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

Read More

Advocacy

We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

Read More