Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) contracts with mental health professionals committed to SURVIVORS’ mission to “facilitate the healing of torture survivors and their families; educate professionals and the public about torture and its consequences; and advocate for the abolition of torture.”
SURVIVORS recruits mental health professionals, physicians, and dentists on a volunteer or reduced fee schedule to help clients through their trauma.
These independent contractors are licensed mental health professionals as well as trainees with appropriate experience and supervision.Contractors accept clients for clinical services on a case by case basis. Referrals are made by the SURVIVORS’ clinical staff.
Our current need: Psychotherapy with survivors and their families
Many survivors and their families suffer severe mental and emotional consequences from the ordeal they have been through. Individual, couple, family, or group therapy is often an important part of their efforts to recover and establish themselves in their new country. Contracted clinicians accept clients for therapy through consultation with SURVIVORS’ clinical staff.
TRAINING AND CONSULTATION form an important part of the clinical work done with SURVIVORS. Contracted clinicians can request to receive written materials and personal consultation to orient them to issues surrounding this work: What is torture? Why is it practiced in countries in the world? How do survivors get to the United States and what are their needs once here? What role do mental health professionals play in helping and healing survivors of torture and their families?
COMPENSATION for work done by contracted mental health professionals is funded by private donations and grants. While modest, compensation is provided on an hourly basis for psychotherapy and on a per case basis for evaluations.
Before your application is reviewed you will be asked to attend a Journey to Healing tour of our offices. Please click here for more information.