Vincent Sezibera, PhD
A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology (Chairperson) at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) and an outpatient consultant and therapist at the NUR University Center for Mental Health, Dr. Sezibera specializes in PTSD and child and adolescent traumatic grief. His doctorate in psychology, from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium focuses on trauma and bereavement among young survivors of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
A Rwanda national specialized in the field of clinical psychology; Dr. Sezibera has conducted different researches and developed some protocols aiming at the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Complicated Grief (CG) treatment. Among the protocols, Dr. Sezibera developed a treatment protocol on rumination change and its effect on the PTSD prevalence. In the population of children and adolescents, Dr. Sezibera is developing the “Memory Box” method for healing bereaved and traumatized children. His ongoing research endeavors are oriented on the assessment of these treatment protocols’ effectiveness in the population of multi-traumatized survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda. His teaching load is related to Psychopathology, Psychotherapies: Cognitive and Behavioral approach, Personality theories, Grief and Mourning, etc.
The spring and summer 2011, Dr. Sezibera was visiting as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at TCSPP-Chicago and Harold Washington Community College. From August 2011 to date, Dr. Sezibera is a Part-Time Dissertation Affiliate Faculty in the International PhD Department, Associate Professor.
March 30-April 29, 2012; Dr. Sezibera was hosted at the Harvard School of Public Health, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, as Research Associate where he delivered lectures and conferences related to his extensive research on Trauma and PTSD.