Matilde Siman Kim

Job role: 
Mental Health Specialist for Strategic Partnerships
Member type: 
Educator / Academic
Brief Biography: 

Matilde Siman Kim is a licensed mental health clinician with 10+ years of experience, focused on helping democratize mental health access in Latin America. Leverages clinical expertise to partner with private and public organizations to build programs. Passionate about strengthening the intersection between practice and policy. Matilde currently serves as the Mental Health Specialist for Glasswing’s Strategic Partnership team, working to align industry standards, research, services and tools in the mental health sector that are relevant to Glasswing’s work.

At the beginning of her career, Matilde focused on Latino and migrant mental health by providing school-based clinical psychotherapy to Spanish-speaking youth and families.

Matilde holds a masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, a Foundations in Mental Health Certification from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a Psychological First Aid Certification from John Hopkins University’s RAPID model, and a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Certification from the PESI Institute.

Human rights
Empowerment and service user involvement
Task sharing
Prevention and promotion
Treatment, care and rehabilitation
Training, education and capacity building
Regions of interest: 
North America
Central America and the Caribbean
South America
Children and adolescents
Families and carers
Minority populations
Humanitarian and conflict health
Disorders of interest: 
Child behavioural and developmental disorders
Depression/anxiety/stress-related disorders
United States of America

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