Karin Dorell, MD
Karin Dorell, MD is an Italian/Israeli board certified Psychiatrist and Certified AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor currently living in Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her medical training in Milan, Italy and her Residency and Fellowship in New York City.
Over the years she worked in Emergency Psychiatry and in Community Outreach Projects as well as in private practice in New York city, London and Rome. Very early in her training she got passionate about the AEDP model that became an integral part of who she is and how she works. She is currently heading both the AEDP Italy and AEDP Africa Communities.
Over the past 3 years she has been supervising staff at the Scalabrini Refugee Center in Cape Town, South Africa where she developed a personal development curriculum for women refugees informed by the AEDP model.
Since the beginning of the pandemic she has been passionate about facilitating access to AEDP training online to mental health colleagues working in the community around the African continent. This is the second year of running a supervision group of African clinicians from 5 different African countries.
The intent is both to support their work, undo their aloneness and at the same time integrate a more culturally diverse and powerful voice in the predominantly white mental health world.