Kate Porterfield

Dr. Kate Porterfield is a consulting psychologist at the Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Porterfield has provided clinical care to adults and children who have experienced war and refugee trauma and torture for over 20 years. She regularly consults on issues pertaining to trauma, including in cases at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, US courts, and the International Criminal Court and with journalists and human rights organizations. Dr. Porterfield is a founding staff member of the Journalist Trauma Support Network, an initiative at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University. Dr. Porterfield regularly teaches and works with groups around issues of wellbeing, stress management and team communication. She trained with and continues to teach at the legendary Second City improvisational theater. 

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