Melba Sullivan

melbaDr. Sullivan is a Staff Psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor with the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture (PSOT). She joined PSOT after living in Nigeria, and completing a Global Mental Health Certificate with the Harvard Program for Refugee Trauma. Her responsibilities include: clinical supervision, assessment, individual therapy, LGBTQ group therapy, and research . She is curious about the healing effects of hope. Dr. Sullivan graduated from Howard University, and earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in clinical/community psychology. She completed her clinical internship and postdoc at Duke University where she started working with children, couples, and families negotiating histories of abuse and trauma. At Northwestern University, she directed the Family Institute’s Community Outreach Program, taught in the Marital and Family Therapy and Counseling Psychology graduate programs, and served as Resource Director for the law school’s Cook County (Chicago) Juvenile Court Clinic. She created youth development programs in North Carolina and Illinois, and was a member of the School Age and Cultural Competence Committees for the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership.