Over the past several years, the IIHA has run a popular 12-day course largely for mental health professionals. We will now be offering a distance learning course covering similar material taking place 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. The course is also open to Fordham graduate students in Humanitarian Studies or relevant disciplines. It will aim to provide a 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), 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. The 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 is offered for 0 or 3 credits.
The course will be taught by Dr. Lynne Jones, Dr. Pieter Ventevogel, Professor Willem van de Put, Professor Larry Hollingworth.
Información sobre tarifasCost with credit: GSAS Tuition and Fees (https://www.fordham.edu/info/21270/admissions/2395/tuition_and_fees) Cost without credit: $915
Course Application and Registration Inquiries
International Programs Officer, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA), Fordham University