Fundamentals: Mental Health Services Resources


Berliner, P., Mikkelsen, E. N., Bovbjerg, A., &Wiking, M. (2004). Psychotherapy treatment of torture survivors. International Journal of Psychological Rehabilitation, 8, 85-96.

Cohen, J.A., Mannarino, A.P., and Deblinger, E. (2006) Treating Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Children and Adolescents, The Guilford Press

Fabri, M.R., (2001). Reconstructing safety: Adjustments to the frame in the treatment of survivors of political torture. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32(5), 452-457.

Herman, J. (1997) The Aftermath of Violence: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror, Basic Books

Hinton, D. E., Pham, T., Tran, M., Safren, S. A., Otto, M. W., & Pollack, M. H. (2004). CBT for Vietnamese refugees with treatment-resistant PTSD and panic attacks: A pilot study. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 17(5), 429-433.

Kinzie, J. D. (2001). Psychotherapy for massively traumatized refugees: The therapist variable. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 55(4), 475-490.

Neuner, F., Schauer, M., Klaschik, C., Karunakara, U. & Elbert, T. (2004). A comparison of narrative exposure therapy, supportive counseling, and psychoeducation for treating posttraumatic stress disorder in an African refugee settlement. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72(4), 579-587.

Ortiz, D. (2004) Blindfold’s Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth. Orbis Books

Wilson, J. P. (2004) Broken Spirits: The Treatment of Traumatized Asylum Seekers, Refugees, War and Torture Victims. Routledge Publishers

Wilson, J. P. and So-Kum Tang, C.C. eds. (2007) Cross-Cultural Assessment of Psychological Trauma and PTSD. Springer Publishers

Documentation of Psychological Effects of Torture

Gangsei, David and Deutsch, Ana (2007). Psychological Evaluation of Asylum Seekers as a Therapeutic Process. TORTURE, 17(2), 79-87.

Manual on Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (known as the "Istanbul Protocol")

Physicians for Human Rights. Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture, 2001

Archived webinars on mental health

Webinar series on spirituality:

More Information on Treatment Modalities

Sensorimotor Therapy

Somatic Experiencing

Polyvagal Theory

More on Narrative Exposure Therapy

Narrative Eposure Therapy webinar with Frank Neuner

NCB webinar with Andrea Northwood on Narrative Exposure Therapy for Torture Survivors in Exile: Overview and Adaptations


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