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Mauritian psychologist appointed on Vatican’s panel on sex abuse

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Mauritian psychologist appointed on Vatican’s panel on sex abuse
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A Mauritian psychologist is among the 10 members appointed to the Catholic Church’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors, according to an announcement by the Vatican press office on September 30, 2022.

Doctor in Clinic Psychology Emilie Rivet Duval is among the three medical experts appointed by Pope Francis – she will called to share her expertise in combating abuse in school settings.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Duval holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Sydney, Australia. She also holds an executive position in a private company ‘Action for Integral Human Development’.

Emilie Rivet Duval is also the Head of the Diocesan Office of Psychology, Diocese of Port-Louis.

According to a recent article in 5-Plus newspaper, she helped set up free psychological support via telephone during the months of December 2021 and January 2022.

The other two medical experts called by the Vatican are Ewa Kusz of Poland, a clinical psychologist with significant experience with people who were sexually abused as children, who has previously worked with the bishops of Central Europe on this issue and Mexican psychiatrist and psychotherapist Irma Patricia Espinosa Hernandez, who works with her country’s bishops’ conference and specializes in profiling abusers.

With inputs from Aleteia

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