Mental Health in Complex Emergencies
September 1, 2021 - December 22, 2021
Over the past several years, the IIHA has run a popular 12-day course for mental health professionals and other humanitarian program staff. We will now be offering a distance learning course covering similar materials over a 15-week semester. This is a training course for mental health professionals and program staff who wish to establish mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) in humanitarian emergencies such as conflict, post conflict, and disaster settings, and with refugees or internally displaced populations. This course is also open to Fordham graduate students in humanitarian studies or other relevant disciplines. It will aim to provide practical orientation and training, including how to conduct rapid assessments, designing and setting up mental health services or psychosocial programs (exploring the differences between them), and clinical work and therapeutic approaches in non-Western contexts. It will address the issues of cultural validity, conflict resolution and negotiation, taking care of oneself and dealing with burnout. This course will also introduce potential field workers to essentials such as personal security, logistics, and practical aspects of humanitarian work in the field.
This course will be taught by Dr. Marcio Gagliato, Professor Larry Hollingworth, Dr. Lynne Jones, Willem van de Put, Dr. Pieter Ventevogel and Claire Whitney as well as additional specialists.
2 June 2021 — Online — Putting Lived Experience at the Heart of Policy and Practice: Conversations on Mental Health by the Wellcome Trust
7 June 2021 — Online — Positioning Local Innovation as a Basis for Learning and Funding: Conversations on Mental Health by the Wellcome Trust
9 June 2021 — Online — Global Mental Health and Decolonization webinar by Birkbeck Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Mental Health
9-10 June 2021 — Online — “Thinking ahead: new futures for mental health nursing” International Mental Health Nursing Research Conference by the Royal College of Nursing, UK
14 June 2021 — Online — Envisioning Mental Health as Larger than Healthcare: Conversations on Mental Health by the Wellcome Trust
14-15 June 2021 — Online — Mental Health voices from Africa – online conference by Be-c
Over the past 16 years, the IIHA has run a popular 12-day course for mental health professionals. We will now be offering a distance learning course covering similar materials over a 15-week semester. This is a 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. Culture 4 Change adds the contextual components.
In June we will talk about mental health in African settings -you are welcome to join! No costs or other strings attached (except that most of it is in French - but with translation)