Dr. Denise Ziya Berte presents “Mental Health and Immigrants”


Wednesday, March 13, 2024 - 10:15am

McNeil 473

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CLALSES series presents Dr. Denise Berte Ziya, Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma and refugees. Hosted by Fernando Chang-Muy, Thomas O’Boyle Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law. Berte will address mental health and immigration for the course: International Human Rights and US Immigration Policy. This event is in person for students registered for the course. Penn community is welcome to attend by Zoom.


Dr. Denise Ziya Berte is Director of Peaceful Family Project, a national NGO focusing on domestic violence in Muslim communities. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with 20 years of experience working with multilingual multicultural communities providing training, forensic evaluation and treatment to new immigrant survivors of trauma, torture and civilian war experiences. She is the author of several articles and chapters relating to cultural competency and newcomer mental health. Dr. Ziya Berte has extensive experience as an expert wittiness and has completed over 400 forensic evaluations for use in local, state and federal court systems including the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Citizenship Services. Dr. Ziya Berte has worked internationally across Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East addressing human rights and refugee issues. Dr. Ziya Berte has served as the director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture.


This event is co-sponsored by ASAM


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