Event: Global Mental Health: Psychiatric Outcomes as Evidence in Transitional Justice (4/28, Stanford University)

Global Mental Health: Psychiatric Outcomes as Evidence in Transitional Justice
Date: April 28, 2015, 5:15 pm
Location: Stanford University, building 200, room 302


We invite you to join us in continuing our conversation about intergenerational trauma and healing over dinner
Tuesday at 5:15 pm in 200-302

Mind, Body, Culture: Collective Trauma and Healing Workshop


Global Mental Health: Psychiatric Outcomes as Evidence in Transitional Justice

a discussion with

Daryn Reicherter, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine

The Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Laboratory

Daryn Reicherter is dedicated to providing a combination of administrative and clinical services in the area of cross-cultural trauma mental health. He is a psychiatrist serving the clinical needs of survivors of torture from around the world, through Stanford affiliated local refugee clinics. Dr. Reicherter is involved with the movement for promotion of trauma mental health and human rights issues consulting in countries including Cambodia, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Indonesia. He has published articles, chapters, and books on the topic of cross-cultural trauma. He has ongoing involvement in the advocacy for human rights in the area of war crimes through the programs he serves, and through advocacy in human rights legal processes.

The Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health Laboratory is committed to advancing and applying research on psychiatric sequelae for survivors of human rights abuses with an eye towards informing transitional justice and judicial processes. The lab focuses on the science of the psychological changes and mental health pathology caused by trauma on individuals, their families, and their communities, over time and between generations. Lab affiliates and colleagues analyze and build upon the rich data in the interdisciplinary scientific literature and in specific conflict situations to clearly identify the impact on human psychology of various forms of mass trauma, including genocide, mass killings, rape, and torture. This analysis can be used to clarify the science and/or advocate for the survivors? human rights and mental health in a whole range of settings, including criminal trials, civil suits for money damages, and asylum proceedings. The lab will participate in these transitional justice processes in a range of ways, including by providing expert testimony and reports and consulting with the legal teams prosecuting perpetrators or representing victims.

A light dinner will be served.

RSVP to macooley@stanford.edu
Sponsored by Stanford Department of History and Stanford Humanities Center