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Daryn Reicherter, M.D.

Daryn Reicherter
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(650) 269 7035 

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Professor

Faculty Program(s): 

Ph.D.

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Daryn Reicherter, M.D., is a Clinical Professor at Stanford University, School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has spent more than a decade dedicated to providing a combination of administrative and clinical services in the area of cross-cultural trauma mental health locally and internationally. He is on the Fulbright Specialists Roster for his work in international trauma mental health. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Innovations in Global Health at Stanford University. He has done more than a thousand psychiatric evaluations for victims of violence, rape, and torture. He has published multiple articles, book chapters, and books in the area of trauma psychiatry. 

Courses and Guest Lectures 

2005 to date 
Guest lectures on Cross-cultural trauma psychiatry 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Stanford University School of Medicine 

2007 – 2012 
Guest Lecturer, Stanford University School of Law 
Mental Health and the Law; Forensic Evaluation of Survivors of Trauma 

2008 – 2015 
Psychiatry 81Q, Fate of Orphans and Vulnerable Children in 
Sub-Saharan Africa: The HIV/AIDS Pandemic 
Winter Quarters, Stanford University 

April 2008 
Trauma Mental Health in Orphans and Vulnerable Children 
Psychiatry 72Q: Traumatic Stress 
Stanford School of Medicine 

April-May 2009 
Global Mental Health and Political Trauma 
Human Biology 129: Global Public Health 
Stanford University 

March 2010 
Torture and Forensic Psychiatry 
Med 242: Physicians and Human Rights 
Stanford School of Medicine Course 

June 2010 
International Psychiatry in Haiti in the Aftermath of the Earthquake 
Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Stanford University School of Medicine 

October 2010 
Psychiatry and Law 
“Shaking the Foundations” Conference 
Stanford University, School of Law 

February 2011 
Torture’s Effect on Human Psychology 
Med 242: Physicians and Human Rights 
Stanford School of Medicine Course 

October 2012 
Working with Psychiatrists as Expert Witnesses 
Stanford Law Pro-Bono Social Security Disability Clinic 

November 2012 
Aftermath of Trauma Psychology: Trauma’s Relation to Economic Decision Making in Cambodia 
Stanford University, School of Business 

February 2012 
Using Psychiatry to Document Human Rights Crimes: The Psychology of Torture 
Med 242: Physicians and Human Rights 
Stanford School of Medicine Course 

September 2013 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Global Health 
Stanford Medical School Course on Global Health 

Fall 2014 
Psychiatry 52Q: Public Mental Health and Community Psychiatry 
Fall Quarters, Stanford University, Sophomoer Siminar 

Spring 2015 -date 
Pschiatry 51Q: Culture, Psychology, and Mental Health Treatment 
Spring Quarters, Stanford University, Sophomoer Siminar 

Summer 2015 
OSPGEN 56: Food, Water and War: Life in the Mekong 
Bing Overseas, Stanford in Cambodia 

Winter 2016 
Psychiatry 60N: The Economics of Happiness 
Freshman Seminar Series, Stanford University

Education: 

2007 to date 
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyResidency in Psychiatry 

Residency and Chief Resident 
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Doctor of Medicine 
New York Medical College 

Bachelor of Arts in Psychobiology and Philosophy 
Suma Cum Laude 
University of California, Santa Cruz 

Selected Publications: 

Books

Reicherter D, Cooper J (2009). The Khmer Krom Journey to Self Determination. Khmer Krom Federation, Pennsauken, NJ. 

Reicherter D, Van Schaack B, Chhang Y (2011). Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge. Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Roberts L, Reicherter D (2014). Ethics and Professionalism and Ethics in Medicine: A Study Guide for Physicians and Physicians in Training. Springer Publishing, New York, NY. 

Roberts L, Reicherter D, Joshi S, Adelsheim S (2015). Partnering for Mental Health: Stories of Community and Academic Collaboration. Springer Publishing, New York, NY. 

Reicherter D, Hale C. (Illustrator) (2015) The Cambodian Dancer: Sophany’s Gift of Hope. Tuttle Publishing, North Clarendon, VT. 

Patel S, Reicherter D, (to Press 2016). Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth. Springer Publishing, New York, NY. 

Reicherter D, Van Schaack B, (2016). Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology and the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia. Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Booklet 

Reicherter D, Khmer Krom Federation Research Team (2008). The Khmer Krom: The Indigenous People of Kampuchea Krom, Printed in the USA for the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Book Chapters 

Reicherter D, Alyward A (2009). The Psychology of Oppression: Human Rights Abuses in the Mekong Delta. In Khmer Krom Journey to Self Determination, Khmer Krom Federation, Pennsauken, NJ. 

Reicherter D, Rong V (2009). Mindfulness Meditation After Trauma. In Khmer Krom Journey to Self Determination, Khmer Krom Federation, Pennsauken, NJ. 

Reicherter D, Alyward A, Student A, Koopman C (2010). The Psychology of Denial in the Political Context: The Case of Torture. In The Psychology of Denial, SK Ogden and AD Biebers (Eds.), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., Hauppauge, NY. 

Reicherter D, Aylward A (2011). The Impact of War and Genocide on Psychiatry and Social Psychology. In Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge, D Reicherter, B Van Schaack, and Y Chang (Eds.), Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Reicherter D, Eng X (2011). Cambodian Perspectives on the Resources for Trauma Related Mental Health. In Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge, D Reicherter, B Van Schaack, and Y Chang (Eds.), Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Reicherter D, Boehnlein J, Stewart J(2011). Analysis of Trauma Related Mental Health Resources in Cambodia: Consensus Ideas for an Improved Method. In Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge, D Reicherter, B Van Schaack, and Y Chang (Eds.), Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Reicherter D, van Schaack B, Chhang Y (2011). Mental Health Reform: Toward a National Program for Trauma Related Mental Health in Cambodia. In Cambodia’s Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge, D Reicherter, B Van Schaack, and Y Chang (Eds.), Documentation Center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Reicherter D, Sugarbaker R (2013). Mental Health Consequences of War and Political Conflict. In The International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners, LW Roberts (Ed.), World Scientific Publishing, Hackensack, NJ. 

Mascola A, Bandstra B, Reicherter D (2013). International Perspectives on Homelessness. In The International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners, LW Roberts (Ed.), World Scientific Publishing, Hackensack, NJ. 

Reicherter D (2014). Personality Disorders. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Study Guide, LW Roberts and A Louie (Eds). American Psychiatric Association Press, Arlington, VA. 

Reicherter D (2014). Gender Dysphoria. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Study Guide, LW Roberts and A Louie (Eds). American Psychiatric Association Press, Arlington, VA. 

Fleming J., Reicherter D (2015) The Earthquake: Creating Legal Access for Haitian Rape Survivors. In Partnering for Mental Health: Stories of Community and Academic Collaboration. Roberts L, Reicherter D, Joshi S, Adelsheim S (2015). Springer Publishing, New York, NY. 

Reicherter D, Bay S, Phen B, Chan T, Lee Y (2015) The Cambodian Lotus Thrives Under a California Sun: How a Mental Health Clinic Partnered with a Khmer Buddhist Temple to Reach Killing Fields Refugees Living in California. In Partnering for Mental Health: Stories of Community and Academic Collaboration. Roberts L, Reicherter D, Joshi S, Adelsheim S (2015). Springer Publishing, New York, NY. 

Other Textbook Contributions 

100 study questions. In Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Study Guide, LW Roberts, A Louie (Eds.), 2013. 

Preface: Dharma Talks Under Three Moons, In Community Based Participatory Research: Working Together to Improve Mental Health, LW Roberts (Ed.), 2012. 

Articles 

Wanat S, Whisnant J, Reicherter D, Solvason B, Juul S, Penrose B, Koopman C (2010). Coping with the challenges of living in an Indonesian residential institution. Health Policy, 96(1):45-50. 

Saechao F, Sharrock S, Reicherter D, Livingston JD, Aylward A, Whisnant J, Koopman C, Kohli S (2011). Stressors and Barriers to utilizing mental health services among diverse groups of first generation immigrants to the United States. Community Mental Health Journal, 48(1), 98-106. 

Reicherter D, Carrion V, Aylward A (2012). Building an effective medico-legal intervention model in post-earthquake Haiti. Revista de AEPNYA, October. 

Reicherter D, Gray G (2012). Reconciliation in Cambodia. Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture, 22(1), 58-59. 

Kletter H, Rialon E, Laor N, Brom D, Pat-Horenczyk R, Shaheen M, Hamiel D, Chemtom C, Weems C, Feinstein C, Leiberman A, Reicherter D, Song S, Carrion V (2013). Helping children exposed to war and violence: perspectives from an international work group on interventions for youth and families. Child Youth Care Forum, August. 

Frenlach A, Reicherter D, (2015) The Treatment of VIP Patients in Academic Teaching Settings: Applying the “Difficult Patient Framework” to Guide Therapeutic Response. Academic Psychiatry, 05/2015; 

Khan CT, Louie AK, Reicherter D, Roberts LW. (2016) What Is the Role of Academic Departments of Psychiatry in Advancing Global Mental Health? Academic Psychiatry. 2016 Mar 14 

Journal Peer Reviewer 

Academic Psychiatry 
Annals of Internal Medicine 
Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry 
Journal of Trauma and Dissociation 
Journal of Traumatic Stress 
Torture Journal 

 
 
 

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