Max Heyman Award for Scholarship on Holocaust and Genocide, awarded to ITSP and African Refuge

     by the American Orthopsychiatric Association, 2009

American Family Therapy Academy Award for Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice, 2008

American Cape Mount Association- For contribution to the Higher Education of Liberians and to the Liberian Diaspora Community in the US, 2006

Ministry of Health, Kosovo - Acknowledgement for the Contribution and the Development of Health Services in Kosovo, 2005

Marion Langer Award of the American Orthopsychiatric Association for Exemplary Work in the Areas of Social Advocacy and Human Rights, 2002

Adelphi School of Social Work Award for Contribution to the Field of Trauma Studies, 2002

Hebrew Union College Joseph Award for Humanitarian Service for Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, 1998

New York University Curricular Development Challenge Grant for the International Trauma Studies Program, 1998

Family Therapy Networker Innovations in Training Award for Training Program at Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, 1997

Retirement Research Foundation National Media Awards, First Prize for Source of Strength: Ethnic Identity in Later Life (Documentary video), 1986

International Film and TV Festival of New York, Silver Medal for Source of Strength: Ethnic Identity Later in Life (Documentary video), 1985