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Community Mental Health

Dr. Virginia Rubaine

Director of Community Mental Health – Virginia O. Rubaine, Psy D.

The Community Mental Health Center consists of qualified, professional clinicians who provide a holistic approach to achieving a person’s well-being.

Research indicates stress is closely linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. It also confirms people who feel depressed or chronically stressed may have a greater risk of physical illnesses. The good news is there are many healthy choices and steps that individuals can adopt to promote and strengthen mental health—and overall health and well-being.

Building social support, eating with your mental health in mind, and stress management are important steps that promote good mental health. Just as persons have learned there are things they can do to reduce their risk of heart disease and chronic illnesses, CMHC wants to help people learn what they can do both to protect their mental health in tough times and also to improve their mental well-being throughout their lives.

Services Offered

  • Walk ins
  • Appointments
  • Sister Islands visit Assessment
  • Psychiatric Treatment
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy & Counseling
  • Home Visits
  • Court Assessments
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Psycho-educational Assessment
  • Occupational Therapy

Institutional Consultations:

  • Prison
  • BVI Services
  • Schools
  •  Adina Donovan (Elderly Home)

Director of Community Mental Health/Clinical Psychologist
Virginia O. Ruabaine Psy. D

Biography:

A native Virgin Islander, Dr. Virginia Rubaine has spent her life in pursuit of higher education.  After completing her high school education, Dr. Rubaine attended Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland, where she achieved a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. Dr. Rubaine immediately began her graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where she was accepted into the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. In 2003, she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and promptly returned to the Virgin Islands in order to begin her service to her community.

Dr. Rubaine is currently employed with BVI Health Services Authority as the Director of Community Mental Health Services, which provides her with the unique opportunity of working closely with the community, local and international agencies in the development of Mental Health policies and legislation.  She is also an adjunct professor of Social Sciences at the H.L. Stoutt Community College.

Specialties:

Children, Adolescents, Trauma and Crisis Intervention

Education:

Doctor of Psychology
Nova Southeastern University: 1998-2003

Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology
Nova Southeastern University:  1998-2001

Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Morgan State University:  1994-1998

Training:

11/2013
Six Sigma Boot Camp
University of the Virgin Islands

4/2012-6/2012
Global Program leadership and Management
Department of Global Health
Schools of Public Health and Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1/2014-3/2014 
Clinical Management of HIV
Department of Global Health
Schools of Public Health and Medicine
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

2/2014
Effective Providers for child Victims of Violence:
The EP Program Trainer Workshop
Violence Prevention Office, Public Interest Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

9/2002-8/2003
Pre-Doctoral Psychology Intern
Center for Group Counseling: 2002-2003

8/2000-8/2001
Practicum Student
Trauma Resolution Integration Program (TRIP) at Nova Southeastern University Community Mental Health Center

8/1999-8/2000
Practicum Student
Child Outpatient Program at Nova Southeastern University
Community Mental Health Center

1/1999-5/1999
Pre-Practicum Student
Program for Adult Services at Nova Southeastern University
University Community Mental Health Center

Age Treated:

Children, Adolescents and Adults

Hospital Affiliations:

Peebles Hospital

Languages:

English


Psychiatrist

Jardine Davies Torno, MD, DPBP

Biography:

Dr. Torno is a native of the Philippines and has been practicing Psychiatry for the past nine years. He completed his secondary education at Paeros Catholic School where he received honors.  Dr. Torno began his tertiary education at De La Salle University where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology in 1995. He then successfully pursued his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of East Ramon Magsaysay Medical Center.  In 2000 Dr. Torno passed his Medical Licensure exams and became a fully certified Medical Doctor.  He began is Psychiatry Residency in 2001 at the National Center for Mental Health where he later worked as a Junior Psychiatry Consultant.  He is a diplomat of the Philippines board of Psychiatry.

He later ventured outside of the Philippines and held a position as Psychiatry Specialist and Head of Department for the Ministry of Health, Turks and Caicos. Currently he is employed by the British Virgin Islands Health Services Authority as the Psychiatrist for Community Mental Health. There he is responsible for the Mental Well-being of those within and around the community.

Specialties:

General Psychiatry

Education:  

Psychiatry Residency
National Center of Mental Health: 2001-2005

Internship
Cardinal Santos Medical Center:  1999-2000

Doctor of Medicine
University of East Medical Center: 1995-1999

Bachelors of Science in Biology
De La Salle University:  1992-1995

Training:

03/2011-07/2013             

Psychiatry Specialist/Head of Department
Ministry of Health, Turks and Caicos Islands
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

09/2009-09/2010
Physician – Psychiatrist
Belau National Hospital, Koror, Palau

06/2008-07/2009
Psychiatry Consultant
Sacred Heart Hospital, Bulacan, Philippines

02/2006-05/2008
Jr. Psychiatric Consultant/Consultant Female Forensic Service
National Center of Mental Health, Mandaluyong, Philippines

Age Treated:

Children, Adolescents and Adults

Hospital Affiliations:

Peebles Hospital

Languages:

English and Filipino

Contact Community Mental Health
Location : Peebles Hospital, Tortola
Director : Dr. Virginia Rubaine
Phone : 284-852-7670
Email : vrubaine@bvihsa.vg

Operating Hours

8:30am – 4:30pm : Mon to Fri