June 29, 2013 – 

Survivors of human rights abuses from around the world will partnered with members of their treatment team, and members of the community, to explore notions of hope and healing through expressive visual art.

This was a closed session.

Dr. Hawthorne Smith is a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the NYU School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry.

The Program for the Survivors of Torture rebuilds the lives of people who have been tortured, persecuted, or displaced by war. Since its inception in 1995, PSOT has provided comprehensive medical and mental health care, as well as social and legal services to more than 3,500 survivors and their family members from more than 100 countries. The Program has developed an international reputation for excellence in our clinical, educational, and research activities, and has contributed knowledge and testimony to global efforts to end torture.