Adjunct Assistant Professor

Nancy Murakami

Nancy J. Murakami is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive development, training, and direct practice experience in the fields of trauma and refugee mental health and psychosocial wellbeing. Ms. Murakami founded and manages a psychosocial support program in Nyakabande Refugee Transit Centre in Kisoro, Uganda, with the community-based organization Friends of Kisoro. Ms. Murakami is an adjunct assistant professor and DSW candidate at New York University Silver School of Social Work, where she also holds a graduate research assistant position at the Center on Violence and Recovery. She has recently held clinical and leadership positions at the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture in NYC and at Burma Border Projects in Thailand. She practiced as a psychotherapist at the Safe Horizon Counseling Center in NYC, working with adult and child survivors of international human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual violence. Ms. Murakami teaches masters level practice courses at NYU School of Social Work and conducts live and web-based trainings domestically and internationally on topics including trauma-informed approaches, refugee services, social work approaches with survivors of torture and forced displacement, working with interpreters, group work, and service provider wellbeing. She is co-editor of Trauma and Recovery on War’s Border: A Guide for Global Health Workers, a book in the Geisel Series in Global Health and Medicine. Ms. Murakami served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, Africa. Ms. Murakami holds a M.S.W. from Columbia University.