Dr. Lyn Westman is the Mental Health Program Consultant for both Mercy Ships and Tributaries International. Lyn designs and implements mental health and trauma healing training programs globally, training formal and informal care providers from a holistic perspective. She has worked internationally since 1980.
Lyn is the author of Understanding People, Mental Illness, and Trauma, (available Winter 2017), a mental health training manual. In 2015, she wrote Baby Finds Grace to bring healing to children who suffer from grief and/or trauma. She is a co-author of Healing Children’s Wounds of Trauma.
Lyn is an ordained minister. She earned a Ph.D. in Psychology from United States International University (now Alliant University) in 1995, and a Master of Psychiatric Nursing from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1980.
Lyn is a single parent, who has three adult married children. One son lives in Chicago, one son lives in Liberia, and her daughter lives in Myanmar. Lyn has six grandchildren.