Dr. Sahar Bhaloo, is a Clinical Psychologist specialising in Global Mental Health in traumatized and underserved populations; immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, trafficking victims and survivors of torture and gender-based violence.
She has served as a consultant in post war Sri Lanka with internally displaced survivors of the civil war and in India with tele-mental health in rural populations. Dr. Bhaloo has also collaborated on the creation of a manualised training for local clinicians treating post war trauma in Rwanda and on a para-professional community health worker training manual for work with mental health medical clinic establishment and development initiative for the treatment of gender-based violence crimes in Uvira, Democratic Republic of Congo. She also has a research background in the study of immigrant Acculturation, Acculturative Stress and Stigma.
Dr. Bhaloo spent the first 18 years of her life in Cote D’Ivoire West Africa before moving to Canada and then the US to complete her graduate and post-graduate degrees in clinical psychology. Dr. Bhaloo currently lives in India working on gender-based violence and stigma reduction, increasing knowledge around mental health issues and removing barriers to accessing mental health care.
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