Meet the 2017-2018 Global Healing and Human Rights Clinical Team

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On September 5th, PTR’s new Global Healing and Human Rights cohort began its intensive training year. These 9 clinical psychology doctoral students, 1 social work student and 1 counseling psychology intern will engage in one of the few graduate-level clinical training programs in the nation specializing in trauma-informed, globally culturally aware and linguistically accessible psychosocial care for refugees, asylees and …

Partnerships for Trauma Recovery Receives 2017 Excellence in Diversity Training Award

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Each year since 2010, Palo Alto University brings recognition to Bay Area programs which demonstrate commitment to promoting cultural awareness and competence in the training of doctoral students in clinical psychology. On April 13, 2017, the Center for Excellence in Diversity Award was presented to Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) for its efforts to train clinical interns in globally culturally …

“I have been shocked, humbled, and immeasurably changed by this population…”

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It is my pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation on behalf of Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) in support of their application for Palo Alto University’s Award for Distinguished Service in Multicultural Training in Psychology. I am currently completing an advanced practicum placement and dissertation research with PTR, and I can say without hesitation that my experience at PTR …

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Berkeley-based mental health clinic opens to provide integrated services to refugees, asylum seekers and human rights survivors

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September 20, 2016 – A Berkeley-based nonprofit organization has opened the first center in the area to provide free, multilingual, trauma-informed clinical mental health services specifically to international survivors of human rights abuses including refugees, asylees, and those seeking asylum in the United States. The Mosaic Healing Center, as the clinic is called, is also home to one of the few multi-disciplinary clinical training …

Alameda County Adopts Resolution That Will Build a Welcoming Community For Refugees

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We as a global community are currently experiencing the largest flow of migrants fleeing violence in over 70 years. 65.3 million people are currently displaced due to violence in their home countries. Many refugees who are now entering the U.S. have fled their homeland out of fear of persecution, war, and likelihood of imminent harm to themselves and their families, …

Grand Opening and Reception

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With 65 million people forcibly displaced by war worldwide, over 21 million human trafficking survivors globally, and 1.3 million torture survivors in the U.S. alone, we face the challenges of addressing a significant and widening global gap in providing mental health services to those affected. Partnerships for Trauma Recovery would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to all those who …

2016-2017 Global Healing and Human Rights graduates with staff members Annika Sridharan and Hillary Combs

Mosaic Healing Center Clinical Interns Share Their Experience Joining PTR

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Benjamin Greenberg As I have lived abroad in impoverished areas and conflict zones for over 8 years, the mission of PTR resonated with what I personally witnessed in people’s need to seek safety and freedom across the globe. With deep sympathy for the experience of displacement, I have profound respect for individuals who have made the journey to the U.S. …