Athena Viscusi

Psychosocial Care Specialist at MSF/Doctors without Borders USA

Athena Viscusi is currently the Psychosocial Care Specialist at MSF/Doctors without Borders USA, providing support to field workers before, after, and during deployment abroad. As a Mental Health Officer with MSF, she directed mental health and psychosocial programs for MSF in Haiti, South Sudan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Myanmar, and Palestine. In that capacity she hired, trained and supervised local workers in camps for refugees and internally displaced people, victims of conflict, and patients and their families in cholera and Ebola treatment centers. Prior to MSF, she was a community mental health provider in Washington, DC for many years. She worked in a public mental health center for immigrants and refugees, a domestic violence shelter, and a homeless outreach and substance abuse treatment program. Immediately prior to joining MSF, she directed a gang intervention program which provided services to youth and their families. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York and the District of Columbia. She is an alumna of Barnard College and the Howard University School of Social Work.

Participant In:

The Displaced and The Other

Saturday, February 25th, 2017 at 2:30pm

Past Event

Generationally and historically, our species has moved through great migrations, across seas, continents, and borders. Some have been journeys infused with hope for the better, or impelled by longing for the unknown, the foreign, the other. Others have been forced. Today, with more than 65 million refugees and displaced persons around the globe, we are… read more »