The American Psychiatric Association to Present its 2017 Human Rights Award to the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs

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The American Psychiatric Association has selected the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs (NCTTP) as the recipient of the 2017 Human Rights Award. SURVIVORS’ executive director, Kathi Anderson, and NCTTP president, Lin Piwowarczyk, MD, MPH, will accept this award for the NCTTP at the APA’s annual meeting in May, to be held this year in San Diego.

“The APA Human Rights Award recognizes extraordinary efforts by individuals and organizations focused on promoting and supporting the human rights of populations with mental health needs. Upon recommendation by the APA Council on International Psychiatry, the APA feels strongly that NCTTP demonstrates both dedication and leadership in providing mental health care to the survivors of torture in the United States and advocating for the prevention of torture worldwide, making it a prominent recipient of this prestigious award,” wrote Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A., CEO and Medical Director, American Psychiatric Association in a January correspondence to Dr. Piwowarczyk.