Rotarian/Clinical Psychologist Dr. Natalie Humphrey as our guest speaker
On Tuesday January 25th, we had Rotarian/Clinical Psychologist Dr. Natalie Humphrey as our guest speaker. Dr. Natalie Humphrey is a licensed clinical psychologist, with specialization in integrative care to support treatment adherence in medical settings. She earned her masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Saint Louis University and completed clinical training at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Humphrey completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, with a focus on hematology and oncology.
In her early career, Dr. Humphrey served as a psychologist at the Family Care Center Mental Health Program at Harlem Hospital, with focus on prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and supporting the psychosocial of children and adolescents born with HIV/AIDS. She later served as the Clinical Director of the Family Care Center Mental Health Program, with focus on improving comprehensive mental health services to youth and adults living with HIV/AIDS in New York City. Her work also involved contributions to research initiatives prevention, testing and linkage to care for persons at highest risk for HIV transmission.
Dr. Humphrey’s clinical background has also focused on capacity building in resource limited settings. Dr. Humphrey has provided clinical supervision and training to early career psychologists throughout the Caribbean and in the United States. She served as the Clinical Director at Elder Associates Limited, where she coordinated employee assistance and psychological services in Trinidad & Tobago and 22 territories throughout the Caribbean and the United States.
Before joining AUC, Dr. Humphrey taught courses in psychopathology at Barnard College Department of Psychology, School of Visual Arts Master of Art Therapy Program and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in developmental psychology.  She has also provided training to medical providers to improve the care of people living with HIV/AIDS and co-occurring psychiatric challenges.
Her current research focuses on behavioral, social and cultural factors that place young people at risk for HIV transmission in the Dutch Caribbean. She is also interested in the outcome of educational and family-based approaches to HIV prevention in the Caribbean. She enjoys teaching medical students and engaging them the process of building strong working relationships with patients.
It was a very inspiring presentation. At the end Rotarian Natalie was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.