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Kate Porterfield


Kate Porterfield is a clinical psychologist at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, where she provides care to individuals and families who have survived torture and refugee trauma.   Dr. Porterfield has served as an expert in criminal and human rights cases involving torture and maltreatment and war trauma and has consulted on international cases involving human rights violations. She has trained medical and legal professionals in the consequences of war, trauma and torture. Dr. Porterfield chaired the APA’s Task Force on the Psychosocial Effects of War on Children and Families Who Are Refugees From Armed Conflict Residing in the United States.