Common Bond Institute

Disaster Health Care Field Clinics

Comprehensive Field Clinics Providing
Critical Psycho-social and Medical Services

Common Bond Institute (CBI),
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA),
and an international consortium of professional health care organizations

Providing emergency healing services while building local capacity:

Field clinics are conducted by a team of expert trauma therapists and designed to achieve two vital purposes:

1) To provide direct treatment services to as many refugees as possible, and coordinate follow-up care to existing and developing local services, and

2) To provide invaluable modeling of treatment skills and direct field supervision to our SHC trainees using skills learned in the SHC training program, to prepare them for increasingly delivering these health care services on a more frequent and sustained basis.

A Shared Philosophy

Consistent with Common Bond Institute’s commitment to peer collaboration for maximized efficiency and effectiveness in providing multiple areas of health care services to the largest number of refugees, CBI strategically partners with like-minded humanitarian NGOs to combine needed treatment specialties for a concerted and coordinated effort.

Partners With Proven Track Records Bring Essential Elements Together

CBI partners in conducting field clinics held throughout each year in Jordan. In these clinics CBI provides psychosocial services while our partners provide medical services.

Collaborative Referral and Follow-up with Local Service Providers

To support continuity of care, in addition to utilizing our own pool of local service providers, on-going referral relationships are established with cooperating local health services providing aid to the refugee community and low income residents of the host country. Through these referral relationships we receive additional referrals for the scheduled 1 and 2 week-long clinics, and make referrals for needed follow-up contact after each clinic. Local CBI team members maintain contact with cooperating agencies to ensure referrals are completed. Staff from participating local NGOs and hospitals are also among our pool of SHC trainees, as well as on our clinic team, which produces added benefits for local capacity building.

Continuity of Care and Support to Local Health Services

Detailed information on local and international humanitarian services available to refugees in Jordan and underserved Jordanian citizens is regularly being compiled and expanded on for developing a resource directory to increase overall knowledge of on-the-ground services, utilize in better referring clinic service recipients, and promote increased cooperation and coordination with local NGOs.

To Support This Critical Healing Work

Make a Tax Deductible Contribution in support of providing these critical services to refugees through our 501(c)3 nonprofit partner organization: International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)

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