C. Alexis Decosimo

Job role: 
Executive Director
Member type: 
Brief Biography: 

A registered art therapist, licensed clinical mental health clinician, and a global MHPSS expert with a doctorate in public health experienced within a diversity of locations and contexts providing expertise in clinical mental health, MHPSS assessment, capacity building, training and programming.

I combine the knowledge of two important health fields, art therapy & public health and strive to identify best practices in providing support to children and families who have limited to no access to mental health support. I am an international MHPSS consultant and the Executive Director of Playing to Live, and run an art therapy private practice in Asheville and tele-counselling in NC. _______ Currently working as a UNICEF consultant for the Recommendations for Adaptation to Humanitarian Settings for Caring the Caregiver Prototype

Regions of interest: 
Middle East
North America
Children and adolescents
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
All disorders
United States of America

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