Yusra Al-Kailani

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Yusra Al-Kailani

Yusra Al-Kailani is a Clinical Psychologist from Jordan. As a Psychotherapist and Resilience Programming Trainer with CVT, she currently helps lead the Survivors of Torture Initiative, working with civil society organizations across the Middle East and beyond to develop supportive networks, develop torture and trauma rehabilitation capacity, and promote psychosocial well-being for human rights defenders, including survivor/advocates, documenters, and former detainees. On the IDREAM project Yusra is a Resilience programming trainer and will be providing mental health support for HRDs and promote resilience and wellbeing. She has over ten years of experience in the field of mental health and psychosocial support. Yusra has previously worked with the SEED Foundation in Northern Iraq as its advisor on psychological and clinical services. In that role, she helped define SEED’s clinical approaches and standards including with regard to psychotherapy, counseling, psychological first aid, and related services for groups, families, and individuals who survived atrocities. She has also worked as a psychologist with Save the Children (Jordan), as a Psychosocial Counselor with CVT (Jordan), and as a Psychosocial Counselor with the Jordan River Foundation’s Child Protection Program (Jordan).

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