Debra Kaysen

Job role: 
Professor
Affiliation: 
Stanford University
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Practitioner/Implementer
Researcher
Other
Brief Biography: 

Dr. Kaysen is a clinical psychologist, and a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Kaysen has published over 100 refereed articles and her work has been supported by NIAAA, NIDA, NIMHD, DOD, and USAID. Her area of specialty both in research and clinical work is in treatment of those who have experienced traumatic events including PTSD, mood and substance use disorders. Dr. Kaysen has conducted international studies to adapt evidence-based treatments for trauma-exposed populations for use in low- and middle-income settings such as treatment of PTSD for Congolese sexual assault survivors and Iraqi torture survivors and domestically has conducted work with rural Native Americans.

Regions of interest: 
Africa
North America
South America
Asia
Population: 
Adults
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
Alcohol/drug use disorders
Country: 
United States of America

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Mind and Heart: Community-based group Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for survivors of sexual violence

Adaptation of group Cognitive Processing Therapy to a low-income context with ongoing conflict.
Region: 
Africa
Population: 
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorder: 
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
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Mind and Heart: Addressing psychosocial needs for survivors of sexual violence in humanitarian settings

In this blog for World Humanitarian Day 2018, Judy Bass (JHU) and Debra Kaysen (UW) discuss the psychosocial needs for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings and introduce the Mind and Heart innovation.