Sibel Atasayi

Sibel Atasayi is a psychotherapist with a focus on migration, trauma (PTSD) and mental health. Aligned with her expertise, she functions as an interdisciplinary political psychologist in the field of psychosocial support and rehabilitation services for refugees, asylum seekers and torture survivors. For over 4 years, she has been responsible for the rehabilitation centers of torture survivors and capacity building on a (inter-)national scale at the German Association of Psychosocial Centers for Refugees and Victims of Torture (BAfFe.V.), the umbrella organization of treatment and rehabilitation centers for asylum seekers, refugees and victims of torture in Germany. Being certified in documenting torture and its consequences according to the UN Document Istanbul Protocol, she is committed to support the right to rehabilitation for survivors of torture and other massive human rights violations. Throughout her career, she has conceptualized, organized and carried out numerous trainings in conflict mediation, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) for a wide range of actors such as health professionals, human right activists, parliamentarians and other (international) state actors. From 2011-2015, she has worked at the United Nations Development Program(UNDP) and theBerghof Foundation in Turkey, Syria and Afghanistan.  

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