Denise Ziya-Berte

Denise Ziya Berte 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 Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Citizenship Services. Dr. Ziya Berte has worked internationally across Latin America and West Africa addressing human rights and refugee issues. Dr. Ziya Berte has served as the director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture and is currently the director of Mental Health at the Latin American Community Center.

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