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PAU Professor Sita G. Patel, Ph.D. to speak at Commonwealth Club on Healing after Trauma

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:30pm

Palo Alto University is proud to announce that PAU Associate Professor Sita G. Patel, Ph.D., has been selected to speak at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on November 15th the topic of healing after trauma. The panel discussion, A Global Perspective on Healing After Trauma: Where Health and Human Rights Meet, (https://www.commonwealthclub.org/index.php/events/2018-11-15/global-perspective-healing-after-trauma-where-health-and-human-rights-meet) will address the perspectives of clinicians working directly with Bay Area refugees and asylum seekers, about how they are restoring health and hope in response to human rights abuses.

Dr. Patel, board member of Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (https://traumapartners.org/) (PTR) and associate professor of clinical psychology at Palo Alto University (https://www.paloaltou.edu/) , works as a clinical and community psychologist with research interests in global mental health as they relate to immigrants. Her work uses mixed-methods approaches to study acculturation stress, psychological, social, and academic adjustment, and access to treatment for mental illness among immigrant and minority populations. Dr. Patel leads PAU’s Culture, Community, and Global Mental Health Lab (http://researchgrouppau.wixsite.com/drpatel) .

Joining Dr. Patel on the panel will be Nick Nelson, MBBS, Medical Director of the Highland Hospital Human Rights Clinic and PTR Advisory Board Member, and Annika Sridharan, MSW, Psy.D., founder and clinical and training director of PTR.

We look forward to seeing you at this timely and engaging event!



Date: Thursday, November 15th, 2018 

Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program 

Location: The Commonwealth Club 

110 The Embarcadero 

Taube Family Auditorium 

San Francisco, CA 94105 

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