Dr. Somjee has training in working with populations including, but not limited to, individuals of varied ethnic backgrounds, race, religion, sexual orientation and SES. Her training has helped her work with populations that might not normally see a therapist and be sensitive to their cultural needs in psychotherapy, assess how their culture impacts their world view as well as be sensitive to the political realities that potentially impact people. Dr. Somjee has also provided training to mental health professionals to help them increase awareness of their own values and biases and how that might impact patient care.
Disaster Mental Health
Dr. Somjee has training in disaster mental health training. Much of this was through the Disaster Mental Health Institute as well as the American Red Cross. She also has trained in Critical Incidence Stress Debriefing. As a result, she has provided psychotherapy to many patients who have been involved in disasters, including first responders and other medical providers. She has presented to professionals and students in this area and provided consultation to organizations focusing on disaster response.