Offered by Fordham University Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs and Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation, in collaboration with UNHCR & IMC
This is a flagship training course for mental health professionals and program staff who wish to establish mental health or psychosocial programs in a humanitarian context within conflict and post-conflict areas. The course will provide practical orientation and training, including how to conduct rapid assessments, design and set up mental health services or psychosocial programs (exploring the differences between them), clinical work, and therapeutic approaches in non-western contexts. It addresses the issues of cultural validity, conflict resolution, negotiation, taking care of oneself, and dealing with burnout. The course will also introduce potential field workers to essentials such as personal security, logistics, and practical aspects of humanitarian work in the field. An important feature of the course is that it provides a space for learning from seasoned lecturers/practitioners and from other students, many of whom bring unique experiences and insights from all corners of the world.
You can access the website of the MHCE Online Course, including application links here
You can read more about the course here and watch the promotional video Here
The course will run online September 5, 2022 – December 12, 2022
Registration deadline: August 19, 2022
*Note that there are some scholarship opportunities available; if of interest, ensure applications and rationale for request are shared as soon as possible!