Amber Elizabeth Gray
Amber Elizabeth Gray is an internationally recognized expert in refugee mental health and torture treatment. She provides training and consultation nationally and internationally on clinical treatment and program development for survivors of trauma secondary to torture, war, combat, trafficking, organized violence and natural disaster. She has almost thirty years experience in human service work with displaced people, refugees, and survivors of human rights abuses and 18 years clinical experience with refugees and asylum seekers. Amber is published and a frequent speaker on many of the subjects she trains on. She established New Mexico’s Refugee Mental Health program, the first of its kind in the U.S., in 2007; and coordinated the program for 7 years. Currently a Clinical Advisor for The Center for Victims of Torture, she is past President of the Board of Directors for TASSC International, and Director of Restorative Resources Training and Consulting. She trains health and mental health professionals and paraprofessionals on such topics as working with traumatized children; models for the cross-cultural application of psychotherapy; somatic and creative approaches to trauma therapy that integrate local, individual and community resources and traditions; clinical issues in work with survivors of combat, war and political violence; and staff care. She is the 2010 recipient of The American Dance Therapy Associations “Outstanding Achievement Award”.