Dr. Denise Ziya Berte, PhD
Dr. Denise Ziya Berte, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the State of Palestine for over 25 years. She has written over 17 published professional articles, three book chapters and presented on over 100 occasions internationally. She has worked in the United States, West Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
Talks covered by this speaker
Faith, Spirituality and Child Safeguarding: An interfaith conversation around preventing Spiritual Abuse
Categories covered by Dr. Denise
About this Speaker
Dr. Denise Ziya Berte, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and the State of Palestine for over 25 years with a specialty in trauma, interpersonal violence and indigenous populations. She began her career working with Central American refugees on the Arizona border as the coordinator of Casa Compenera with a liberation theology perspective as part of the Sanctuary Movement.
Dr. Berte has written over 17 published professional articles, three book chapters and presented on over 100 occasions internationally related to her topics of specialty.
Dr. Berte is a forensic psychologist who has evaluated over 1000 individuals and served as an expert witness in cases involving criminal, family, immigration and human rights law.
Dr. Berte has worked in the United States, West Africa (Liberia, Sierra Leon, Cameroon), Latin America (Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil, Peru), and the Middle East (West Bank Palestine, Jordan). She has previously served as the Director of Children and Adolescent Services for Community Behavioral Health in Philadelphia, the Executive Director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, the Vice President of the Latin American Community Center in Wilmington, as the clinical Director of the An Najah Child Institute and as a Professor in the medical Faculty at the An Najah National University of Palestine.
Dr. Berte is fluent in Spanish and English and has moderate fluency in French and Arabic.
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