Bio

Bio


Dr. Reicherter is dedicated to providing a combination of administrative and clinical services in the area of cross-cultural trauma mental health. He is a Psychiatrist at the Center for Survivors of Torture, Asian Americans for Community Involvement. He works locally with refugee survivors from around the world. Dr. Reicherter is involved with the movement for promotion of trauma mental health and human rights issues spanning countries including Cambodia, Haiti, Zimbabwe, and Indonesia. He has published articles, chapters, and books on the topic of cross-cultural trauma. He serves as consultant to the Documentation Center of Cambodia for the Victims of Torture Project where he recently published a book on the topic of PTSD in the wake of the Khmer Rouge regime. He has ongoing involvement in the advocacy for human rights in the area of war crime through the programs he serves, and beyond.

He has also been involved in the creation of clinical mental health programs for underserved populations in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the Clinical Director of the Integrated Behavioral Health Program at Revenswood Family Health. He is the co -creator of Integrated Behavioral Health at Gardner Health Center. He is the Faculty Adviser for the Stanford’s Free Clinic Mental Health Program.

After receiving degrees in Psychobiology and Philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz, Dr. Reicherter completed his doctorate in medicine at New York Medical College. He completed internship and residency and served as Chief Resident at Stanford University Hospitals and Clinics.

Clinical Focus


  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Cross-Cultural Psychiatry
  • Human Rights
  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments


Professional Education


  • Residency:Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA
  • Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2007)
  • Internship:Stanford University Medical Center (2002) CA
  • Medical Education:New York Medical College (2001) NY

Community and International Work


  • Documentation Center of Cambodia

    Topic

    Mental Health for Survivors of Genocide

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Documentation Center of Cambodia

    Populations Served

    Survivors of Genocide

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Center for Survivors of Torture

    Topic

    Mental Health for Torture Survivors

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Asian Americans for Community Involvement

    Populations Served

    Survivors of Human Rights Crimes

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Delopment of Behavioral Health Services

    Topic

    Integrated Behavioral Health

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Gardner Health Center

    Populations Served

    Santa Clara County

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • Clinical Director Integrated Behavioral Health,, East Palo Alto

    Topic

    Behavioral Health in Primary Care

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Ravenswood

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Helping Children Exposed to War and Violence: Perspectives from an International Work Group on Interventions for Youth and Families CHILD & YOUTH CARE FORUM Kletter, H., Rialon, R. A., Laor, N., Brom, D., Pat-Horenczyk, R., Shaheen, M., Hamiel, D., Chemtob, C., Weems, C. F., Feinstein, C., Lieberman, A., Reicherter, D., Song, S., Carrion, V. G. 2013; 42 (4): 371-388
  • Stressors and Barriers to Using Mental Health Services Among Diverse Groups of First-Generation Immigrants to the United States COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL Saechao, F., Sharrock, S., Reicherter, D., Livingston, J. D., Aylward, A., Whisnant, J., Koopman, C., Kohli, S. 2012; 48 (1): 98-106

    Abstract

    This study examined stressors and barriers to using mental health services among first-generation immigrants in San Jose, California. Focus groups for 30 immigrants from Cambodia, Eastern Europe, Iran, Iraq, Africa, and Vietnam were audio-recorded, translated and transcribed. Two researchers coded the data and identified themes pertaining to mental health stressors and barriers. Six primary stressors were identified: economic, discrimination, acculturation due to language differences, enculturation, parenting differences, and finding suitable employment. Primary barriers included: stigma, lack of a perceived norm in country of origin for using mental health services, competing cultural practices, lack of information, language barriers, and cost. A conceptual model is presented that may be used to inform the design and implementation of mental health services for this population.

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s10597-011-9419-4

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299900100013

    View details for PubMedID 21655942

  • Reconciliation in Cambodia Journal on Rehabilitation of Torture Victims and Prevention of Torture Reicherter, D., Gray, G. 2012; 22 (1)
  • Building an effective medico-legal intervention model in post-earthquake Haiti. Revista de AEPNYA, Journal of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Carrion, V., Reicherter, D., Aylward, A., Fleming, J., Cooper, H. 2012
  • Coping with the challenges of living in an Indonesian residential institution HEALTH POLICY Wanat, S., Whisnant, J., Reicherter, D., Solvason, B., Juul, S., Penrose, B., Koopman, C. 2010; 96 (1): 45-50

    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to describe challenges and strategies for coping with these challenges among individuals living in an institutional setting.This study used a qualitative approach to analyze the interviews of fourteen participants (11 males and 3 females) ages 10-24 residing in an Indonesian residential institution (orphanage and Muslim boarding school).Insufficient access to educational resources and basic necessities were major concerns of the participants, as was the residential institution's unresponsiveness and the lack of connection experienced by residents. Individuals coped with these challenges by turning to others for social support and by trying to change the focus of their thoughts, such as to more pleasant thoughts or simply to mentally disengage.Some youths and young adults residing in institutions such as a residential institution demonstrate resilience at the individual level by utilizing coping strategies to address problems in obtaining adequate educational, material and psychological support. However, because inadequacies in these kinds of support ultimately impede psychosocial development, it is imperative to develop solutions for addressing these problems at the institutional and societal level rather than at the level of individual youths and young adults.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.01.001

    View details for Web of Science ID 000279096300007

    View details for PubMedID 20102784

Books and Book Chapters


  • International Perspectives on Homelessness International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for MEdical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners Bandstra, B., Mascola, A., Reicherter, D. edited by Roberts, L., Layde, J., Balton, R. World Scientific Publishing. 2013; 1: 841 - 864
  • Mental Health Consequences of War and Political Conflict International Handbook of Psychiatry: A Concise Guide for Medical Students, Residents, and Medical Practitioners Reicherter, D., Sugarbaker, R. edited by Roberts, L., Layde, J., Balon, R. World Scientific Publishing. 2013; 1: 865 - 885
  • Dharma Talks Under Three Moons Community-Based Participatory Research for Improved Mental Healthcare: A Manual for Clinicians and Researchers Reicherter, D. edited by Roberts, L. Springer Publishing. 2013; 1: vii - viii
  • Cambodian Perspectives on the Resources for Trauma Related Mental Health Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge Reicherter, D., Eng, K. edited by Van Schaack, B., Reicherter, D., Chhang, Y. Documentation Center of Cambodia. 2011; 1: 191 - 205
  • The Impact of War and Genocide on Psychiatry and Social Psychology Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge Reicherter, D., Aylward, A. edited by Van Schaack, B., Reicherter, D., Chhang, Y. Documentation Center of Cambodia. 2011; 1: 14 - 32
  • Analysis of Trauma Related Mental Health Resources in Cambodia Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge Reicherter, D., Boehnlein, J., Stewart, J. edited by Van Schaack, B., Reicherter, D., Chhang, Y. Documentation Center of Cambodia. 2011; 1: 206 - 221
  • Mental Health Reform: Toward a National Program for Trauma Related Mental Health Cambodia's Hidden Scars: Trauma Psychology in the Wake of the Khmer Rouge Reicherter, D., Van Schaack, B., Chhang, Y. edited by Van Schaack, B., Reicherter, D., Chhang, Y. Documentation Center of Cambodia. 2011; 1: 223 - 227
  • The Psychology of Denial in the Political Context: The Case of Torture Psychology of Denial Reicherter, D., Aylward, A., Student, A., Koopman, C. edited by Ogden, S. Nova Publishing. 2010; 1: 1 - 40
  • The Khmer Krom Journey to Self Determination edited by Reicherter, D. S., Cooper, J. Khmer Krom Federation. 2009
  • Mindfulness Meditation After Trauma The Khmer Krom Journey to Self-Determination Reicherter, D., Rong, B. edited by Reicherter, D., Cooper, J. Khmers Kampuchea Krom Federation. 2009; 1: 127 - 135
  • Psychology of Oppression: Human Rights Violations in the Mekong Delta The Khmer Krom Journey to Self Determination Reicherter, D., Aylward, A. edited by Reicherter, D., Cooper, J. 2009; 1: 200 - 206

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