Daryn Reicherter, MD, director of the Stanford's Human Rights in Trauma Mental Health (HRTMH) Program, was recently profiled in Stanford Medicine's blog, "Scope." The HRTMH Program is a joint, interdisciplinary collaboration between the Handa Center, Stanford Law School and Stanford University School of Medicine.
In the interview-article, "Translating horror into justice: Stanford psychiatrist advocates for human rights," Daryn discusses how he got into human rights work as a trauma psychiatrist: "I started recognizing that the person in front of me has a larger problem that affects more people. So I started collaborating on how to use the science of psychology to make changes in human rights."
He discusses the future of the HRTMH Program and the challenges & rewards of his work, saying, "In court, I sometimes see justice. I see reparations given for mental health. I see someone winning asylum because they really ought to, and now they have access to mental health treatments. So for me the program is the morale booster.:"
Read the entire interview here.