I am SO EXCITED to be registered for Harvard Medical School's Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Training Program. I work with so many refugees and asylum seekers in my practice! This will be immediately applicable to the work I do everyday and strengthen my clinical skills and knowledge in the area of cultural psychology.
I am thrilled to learn from top experts from the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical school, a child psychiatrist based in Italy, a pediatrician based in Australia, a professor of psychology in Rome, Italy, a clinical psychologist in Switzerland, a neuropsychiatrist in Zaria, Nigeria, a research director in Greece, a clinical psychiatrist in Sydney, Australia, and a professor at Yale University Divinity School and Columbia University School of Social Work.
Mission of the Program:
"More than one billion people have been affected by violence and disaster throughout the world. Our mission is to maximize a scientific and cultural approach and methodology to reduce suffering, minimize disability and increase resiliency for survivors of violence worldwide. This Program offers a transformative training experience to create a network of global leaders in mental health recovery.
Upon completion of the certificate program, participants will be able to:
Integrate science, culture and evidence-based knowledge and practices in policy planning, clinical care, humanitarian, and human rights activities.
Implement and use advances in the neurosciences and cultural knowledge of the clinical care of traumatized persons, their families, and communities.
Define effective scientific approaches for the care of survivors of the COVID-19 pandemic, racial trauma, and climate change.
Demonstrate new leadership skills into program development, clinical care and research.
Implement culturally sensitive and effective evaluation approaches into the work environment.
Apply professional development and ethics in working with vulnerable groups and communities."
I will keep you updated on the course material and share my experience in a couple months. Here's to new experiences in 2021!