Rosa E. Garcia-Peltoniemi obtained a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Minnesota and is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist. Her clinical and research background is in cross-cultural assessment and intervention with survivors of political trauma. At the Center for Victims of Torture, where she has been working full-time since 1987, Dr. Garcia-Peltoniemi provides psychological evaluation and treatment services to clients, while performing research, training others to work with torture survivors, and directing to overall client services program. Dr. Garcia-Peltoniemi has lectured extensively on refugee mental health and has served as consultant for the National Institute of Mental Health’s Refugee Program. She has also served on the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility for the American Associations for the Advancement of Science.