Katie Scrafford

Psychology & Peace Studies

Katie Scrafford (psychology & peace studies) holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Antioch University New England, where her research focused on on art-based therapies for children suffering from trauma. Since 2011, she has worked in Rwanda developing trauma counseling groups for mothers; a counseling group for a women’s organization; training programs for lay counselors and a lay counselors’ network.
 
Katie’s research interests include the roles of group counseling in peace-building efforts, particularly those following ethnic violence, as in post-genocide and post-civil war contexts. She is interested in the psychological impact of mass violence on cultures and non-Western ways of conceptualizing and addressing trauma and healing. Katie is a 2015-2016 Mullen Family Fellow.