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Fulbright Honors for Dr. Ghafoori

The University of Coimbra in Portugal hosted Dr. Bita Ghafoori as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar for six weeks in Fall 2017. Dr. Ghafoori, a Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program, received the Fulbright grant to serve as a specialist in the field of mental health and traumatic stress. During her time in Portugal, Dr. Ghafoori presented to several classes, and gave two public talks entitled “Mission Impossible? A Culturally Informed Approach to Trauma Informed Care” and “Human Trafficking: Risk Factors, Consequences, and Treatment.” She also participated in a panel presentation called “Characteristics and Mental Health Service Needs of Individuals Who Have Experienced Sex Trafficking” at the International Conference on Law and Human Trafficking. Dr. Ghafoori was also able to garner a deeper knowledge of worldwide issues related to mental health and trauma, which she shares with her students in the MFT program.