Published: May 28, 2011
Fulbright Scholar Lecture presented by Vincent Sezibera, Ph.D. Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
“Psychological Consequences of Genocide: From Trauma to Resilience”
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 6-8pm
Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School
5 Westmoreland Pl. | Pasadena, CA 91103
Vincent Sezibera, Ph.D., is the senior lecturer in the department of clinical psychology at the National University of Rwanda, and an outpatient consultant and therapist at the NUR University Center for Mental Health. His scholarly work centers on post-traumatic stress disorder and child and adolescent traumatic grief among young survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
A Rwanda national specialized in the field of clinical psychology, Dr. Sezibera has conducted different researches and developed some protocols aiming at the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complicated Grief (CG) treatment. Among the protocols, Dr. Sezibera developed a treatment protocol on rumination change and its effect on the PTSD prevalence. In the population of children and adolescents, Dr. Sezibera is developing the “Memory Box” method for healing bereaved and traumatized children. His ongoing research endeavors are oriented on the assessment of these treatment protocols’ effectiveness in the population of multi-traumatized survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. His teaching load is related to Psychopathology, Psychotherapies: Cognitive and Behavioral approach, Personality theories, Grief and Mourning, etc.
This spring and summer, Dr. Sezibera is visiting as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at TCSPP-Chicago and Harold Washington Community College.