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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.
Heba Sarhan, psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about methods of care that result in changed lives for survivors of torture.
Noor Abuljood,senior psychosocial counselor, CVT Jordan, writes about many varying methods for caring for clients' specific needs.
Hana Mustafa, senior physiotherapist, CVT Jordan, writes about the complexities of working with child survivors.
CVT has published a new report titled “Assessing Mental Health in Gambella, Ethiopia: A Representative Survey of South Sudanese Refugees in Nguenyyiel Camp.”

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