Vivian Khedari DePierro holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology by the New School for Social Research and is a Predoctoral Psychology Intern at Montefiore Medical Center who first trained as a psychologist at Universidad Católica Andres Bello in Caracas, Venezuela.  She has extensive clinical experience working with children and adults and is particularly interested in the treatment of psychological trauma and working with at-risk youth, forcibly displaced people and immigrants.  She has been involved in research on the physiological markers of complex and acute trauma in the US, South Sudan and South Africa; and recently completed the first RCT of The Field Guide for Barefoot Psychologists with Beyond Conflict in Jordan as part of her doctoral dissertation.  Vivian integrates her research work into her clinical practice, working through a lens that considers clinical theory, psychobiology and the cultural and sociopolitical context.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Vivian Khedari DePierro maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Glasswing International and Beyond Conflict. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Vivian Khedari DePierro has no relevant non-financial relationships.