Qualitative Data Analysis, Program Evaluation, and Cross-Cultural Training
Throughout my career I have excelled at using my anthropological skills of observation, interviewing, qualitative data analysis, and teaching. I am a seasoned instructor who enjoys the challenge of creating teaching and training materials that are accessible to a wide variety of audiences. As a cultural anthropologist, my areas of expertise are in the social and psychological effects of militarization in urban communities. I am able to provide a wide variety of trainings within the context of mental health settings, such as:
Cultural responsiveness, sensitivity, and cultural translation within clinical settings
Institutionalized/Systemic Violence (e.g., racial profiling, mass incarceration, workplace racism and bullying)
Historical/Intergenerational trauma and Trauma-informed Care
Decolonial Strategies for healing, liberation, and resilience
Clinical Consultation and Supervision
I have an organic understanding of the challenges presented to professionals in organizational settings, especially when attempting to implement Evidence-Based Practices. My previous work in institutional settings—such as Monroe Correctional Complex, King County Jail, Regional Mental Health Court, and Harborview Medical Center—have given me a direct opportunity to understand the multiple systems that marginalized clients frequently encounter and the challenges they face within institutions that normalize inequity. My expertise is not only grounded in culturally specific and relevant approaches, but are also specifically designed to address historical and intergenerational issues of trauma.
I am committed to an approach that reaches across disciplines and explores novel ways of training, learning, and collaborating. I subscribe to a compassionate approach in education and training: I strive to model empathy, trust, and collaboration and believe that my audiences should feel comfortable in expressing ideas in areas in which they lack knowledge, expect additional explanations, and always ask questions.
For additional information, please call 206.295.4100 or contact me by email at torres.ni (at) gmail (dot) com.