Partners in Trauma Healing

CVT works with ten torture rehabilitation centers around the world to expand their ability to provide high-quality mental health services to survivors and to build sound financially stable organizations.

Partners in Trauma Healing (PATH) creates a network of rehabilitation professionals who provide intellectual and emotional support for the difficult work of providing healing services to torture survivors. PATH works with ten centers focusing on three areas: mental health treatment and healing, monitoring and evaluation, and organizational development.

See what happens at a PATH workshop in this video.

To support the mental health treatment and healing of survivors, the PATH project will places an experienced psychologist at each center to provide long-term training and mentoring. In addition, CVT Treatment and Healing Advisors provide consultation to counselors at each center throughout the duration of the project. The PATH project also holds annual clinical training workshops for counselors from each center.

Monitoring and evaluation is an integral component for centers to document torture and provide effective services. The PATH project's Monitoring and Evaluation Advisors help partner centers to develop a detailed process for collecting and evaluating data.  They also provide expert consultations and trainings.

The PATH project Organizational Development Advisor works with partner centers to develop sustainable strategies, enhance management practices and build fundraising skills.

Our partner torture rehabilitation centers are:

Bosnia: Vive Žene, Centre for Therapy and Rehabilitation

Cambodia: Transcultural Psychosocial Organization (TPO Cambodia) 

Cameroon: Trauma Centre Cameroon (TCC)

Georgia: The International Psycho-Rehabilitation Center for Victims of Torture, Violence and Pronounced Stress Impact (EMPATHY)

Lebanon: Restart Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture

Liberia: Liberian Association of Psychosocial Services (LAPS)

Moldova: Rehabilitation Center for Torture Victims (RCTV-MEMORIA)

Sierra Leone: Community Association for Psychosocial Services (CAPS)

South Africa: Center for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR)

Sri Lanka: Survivors Associated


Meet Jesús Pérez Cazorla, a PATH psychotherapist/trainer in Sierra Leone.

Partners in Trauma Healing is made possible through the financial support of the United States Agency for International Development and the American peoples’ support.



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