Presenter Information

Paresa ChowdhuryFollow

Major

Psychology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2021

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

My presentation provides insight on my Psychology Internship experience through the Survivors of Torture Program at the Marjorie Kovler Center. The Kovler Center provides medical, psychological, and social services for refugees and asylum-seekers. Under the supervision of the case management team, I have assisted both case managers and clients with paperwork related to various legal rights and processes including the political asylum process from a clinician’s involvement, trauma-informed care, and applications for Illinois public benefits. This position helped me solidify my professional and communication skills necessary to foster my future patients in recovering from hardships and rebuilding their support systems.

Community Partners

Heartland Alliance

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Dr. Rebecca Silton

Supported By

Marjorie Kovler Center - Heartland Alliance

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Building Trust and Communication Through the Survivors of Torture Program

My presentation provides insight on my Psychology Internship experience through the Survivors of Torture Program at the Marjorie Kovler Center. The Kovler Center provides medical, psychological, and social services for refugees and asylum-seekers. Under the supervision of the case management team, I have assisted both case managers and clients with paperwork related to various legal rights and processes including the political asylum process from a clinician’s involvement, trauma-informed care, and applications for Illinois public benefits. This position helped me solidify my professional and communication skills necessary to foster my future patients in recovering from hardships and rebuilding their support systems.