Sun, 5 October 2014
Douglas W. Walker, Ph.D. is the Clinical Director of Mercy Family Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a Clinical Psychologist and Principal Investigator of Project Fleur-de-lis, a school-based mental health system for 60 New Orleans area schools, a member site of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN.org). In addition Dr. Walker is a consultant to the Association for International Schools in Africa and the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has most recently provided training and consultation for Singapore’s Institute of Mental Health in immediate and long-term mental health crisis response.
Throughout 2013, Dr. Walker provided training and consultation to school-based mental health professionals in New York City and Long Island who served students and families impacted by Hurricane Sandy. In addition Dr. Walker assisted Nairobi’s international school community by providing care and guidance to students, parents, teachers and administrators impacted by the Westgate Mall terrorist attack and has served as technical advisor to the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools in Africa and Guyana’s Ministry of Health to assist in the dissemination of trauma focused, evidence – based practices.