Social Health Care


 

Professional Training

Preparing the future professional service providers of a newly developing interdisciplinary human service system in the Middle East
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COMMON BOND INSTITUTE (CBI)
in cooperation with
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
and an international consortium of professional organizations
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Goals of Training Are:

1. Utilizing the comprehensive and integrated Catastrophic Trauma Recovery (CTR) training and treatment model, to teach various levels of practical human service skills and increase local capacity of new professionals, university students, paraprofessionals, and local relief workers - including from the service community itself - for providing immediate direct intervention and treatment to communities where huge portions of the population have been impacted by widespread violence, psychological and physical trauma, and displacement. Training is also provided to local humanitarian NGO's who's staff are in need of specialized training in practical skills.

2. To teach and actively promote a strong interdisciplinary team model as the default model for human services. Ideally such a model includes team members representing: psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, special education, medicine, psychiatric nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and other related fields as needed.

3. To create an extensive, permanent, and expanding pool of local health professionals and paraprofessionals equipped with these practical skills to draw on for current and future services, and be an invaluable investment in the future health services of the region as a whole.

4. To utilize the model of "training of trainers" in creating a core group of selected local trainees and professionals with advanced abilities who form a highly skilled, interdisciplinary mentor pool for eventually conducting on-going locally based trainings and supervision, and in this way multiply the pace and breadth of the development of available services to the most people provided by the community itself.

5. To provide local universities with the required official supervised professional practical training, field work practicum experiences, and formal internship components in human services currently lacking in their terminal academic degree programs to allow their students regular access to high quality professional experience within their home society. An added benefit is more likely maintaining these trained practitioners in their home countries where they can better serve their society.

6. To conduct short and long-term service needs assessments - adapting and developing effective assessment and evaluation tools that are standardized, valid, and culturally appropriate to the Middle East.

7. To contribute to advancing and developing the infrastructure of the local human services system, and develop on-going links to a supportive and collaborative global network of professional training and treatment organizations. In this way to contribute to expanding the availability and quality of future human services within the community and region at large. An expected outcome is that the service system developed through the program, and the trainees themselves, will also contribute to steadily creating a growing local market for their professional employment.

8. To provide public education in self-help skills and resources to victim populations and their community, and to build capacity for community support of victims.

9. To link local universities and professional organizations and groups to the Global Network For The Study of Transgenerational Trauma - an interdisciplinary, multi-cultural network of professionals from diverse cultures researching and examining the dynamics and implications of communal trauma and transgenerational trauma, developing effective, culturally sensitive methods for healing, and promoting awareness and education regarding these to human service providers, key policy and decision makers, leaders in society, and the general public.

10. To build a Training Resource Library of professional materials and modules (video & audio programs, taped training sessions, web-based interactive training programs, written manuals & program materials, assessment tools, journals, etc.) available on-site and through our website for continuing education, review, and utilization by local trainees and trainers.

11. To provide on-going Clinical Consultation, Training Team Support, and Mentoring to local trainees and trainers on-site and virtually via WebX E-conferencing, telephone, e-mail, and our website to augment continued training, provide case reviews and studies, and advice on treatment methods and approaches. Trainers agree to be available on an ongoing basis after and between on-site trainings for virtual training seminars, clinical consultation, and support via WebX, Skype, Email, and phone.

12. Looking to the future, to explore eventually offering the same practical training to students and professionals in other societies in regions of conflict utilizing local trainers who are produced through this program. As such, the Social Health Care program has the potential to be a landmark benefit for advancing human services in the entire region based on building local capacity.

13.To contribute to the stability of local communities with large populations of victims, and so to regional stability as a whole.

  Targeted Trainees:

Local university students in health related fields and professionals - including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, rehabilitation therapists, special education teachers, relief workers, and NGO staff - ............... (More)

TARGETED TRAINEES

Local university students in health related fields and professionals - including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, medical professionals, rehabilitation therapists, special education teachers, relief workers, and NGO staff - committed to working directly with refugees and victims of violence in underserved communities within Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, and Syria.


Commitment: Trainees receive this extensive, expert training and formal professional certification free of charge based on a commitment to volunteer as a service provider in the refugee camps and underserved communities for a minimum of 1 year. After 1 year volunteers receive formal certification from recognized training institutes verifying their professional skill proficiency and experience in the field. Universities granting degrees accept this certification as meeting professional internship experience requirements.

Expert Trainers and Supporting
Professional Networks:

Teams of specially trained mental health professionals in the field of trauma treatment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), crisis intervention, child development, triage, stress management and coping skills, survivor support groups, survivor advocacy, and conflict resolution. ........................ (More)

EXPERT TRAINERS AND SUPPORTING PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS

Teams of specially trained mental health professionals in the field of trauma treatment, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), crisis intervention, child development, triage, stress management and coping skills, survivor support groups, survivor advocacy, and conflict resolution. Interdisciplinary team members are drawn from our extensive international networks and our international conferences on conflict transformation and healing. An orientation to the ethnic, cultural, and religious context of trainees and victims is provided. Trainers agree to be available on an ongoing basis after and between on-site trainings for virtual training seminars, direct clinical consultation, and support via virtual class platforms, Skype, Email, and phone. This soulful work is highly challenging, requires a great deal of commitment, flexibility, energy, and inner strength, and is immensely rewarding.

By design, the make-up of these teams gradually and increasingly includes local professionals who successfully complete the extensive Training of Trainers component and demonstrate proficiency both as practitioners and teachers.
A coalition of universities, training institutes, and professional associations, currently primarily in the US, provides in-kind professional training and material resources, expertise, and support, including formal institutional support in verifying the quality of this training linked to academic credentials within the local university system.

Catastrophic Trauma Recovery (CTR)

The Underlying Training and Treatment Model for the Social Health Care Program



~ Donate to Support This Humanitarian Effort ~
Make a Tax Deductible Donation (for U.S. taxes) in support of providing these critical services to refugees through our partner organization: International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

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