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Ethiopia Counselors Stretch

Friday, May 16, 2014
Posted in Human Rights
The International Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, has released its Global Overview 2014 report.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
CVT psychotherapist and trainer Abbey Kanzer, PsyD, LP, wrote this poem as a reflection on a women's counseling group she led. The women came from around the world. They ranged in age. They spoke different languages. They had different education levels.But they had three things in common: they were all torture survivors; they were all mothers; and they were all separated from at least one child.We share it in honor of Mother's Day this Sunday.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Today’s post is in honor of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness day.
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Annie Sovcik, Esq., CVT's Director of the Washington Office, writes on the need to expand mental health services for refugees and survivors of humanitarian emergencies worldwide. CVT is the co-founder of the Global Mental Health Advocacy Working Group.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Posted in Refugees
The New York Times recently reported on migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the hardship to those seeking asylum in the United States caused by the backlog of cases pending before the immigration courts.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Paul Orieny, PhD, LMFT, international services clinical advisor, recently returned from northern Ethiopia. Last February, CVT Ethiopia began group counseling in Mai Ani and Adi Harush refugee camps. Below are Paul's observations.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
My fellow Muslims, people who spoke the same language, had the same r
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Posted in Human Rights
Part III of our conversation with Steve Miles and Rosa Garcia-Peltoniemi about doctors and torture. In this final segment, Steve and Rosa discuss the state of accountability in the United States and lack of awareness among health care providers about torture experiences of their patients. Read Part I here and Part II here.
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