Kate Porterfield

Dr. Porterfield (She/her) is a psychologist at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Porterfield has provided clinical care to adults and children who have experienced war and refugee trauma and torture for over 20 years. She regularly consults on issues pertaining to trauma, including in cases at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center and the International Criminal Court and with journalists and human rights organizations. Dr. Porterfield regularly teaches and works with groups around issues of wellbeing, stress management and team communication. She trained with and continues to teach at the legendary Second City improvisational theater.


“I have collaborated with IWMF and ROAAR for the past 7 years on trauma-informed journalism and I am thrilled to be engaged in this current project as we build our knowledge base and skills around safety and well-being for female, non-binary and LGBTQ  journalists around the world.”