Nancy Pearson, MSW, LISW | Center for Victims of Torture

Nancy Pearson, MSW, LISW

Training Manager

Ms. Pearson received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Sociology from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and her Master of Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been a member of the New Tactics in Human Rights team from 2003 to the present, serving as the Project Manager from 2006 through 2011, and the New Tactics Training Manager since 2012. Ms. Pearson has provided extensive trainings – face-to-face as well as virtual online courses – using the New Tactics Strategic Effectiveness Method to strengthen and build the strategic and tactical thinking capacity of human rights advocates. The 5 Step methodology includes CVTs “tactical map tool." Ms. Pearson has provided New Tactics trainings in over 20 countries reaching audiences that have included human rights activists; under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate level students; United Nations, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. As a direct service social worker at CVT (1999 – 2002), she also provided torture treatment and rehabilitation related training to many diverse audiences in addition to direct service provision to survivors of torture.




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