Upcoming Conferences

October 18-20, 2018 ~ Amman, Jordan

7th Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities



Addressing the dynamics and implications of communal and transgenerational trauma, and developing ways to effectively prevent and treat them.


~ Call for Proposals ~

(Previous 2017 Program and Presenter Bios)


A landmark Annual T T Conference held each year in conjunction with:

1) A Disaster Health Care Field Clinic providing comprehensive Psychosocial, Medical, and Dental services to the refugee population

2) An on-site intensive training in our Social Health Care (SHC) treatment and training program in trauma recovery – providing trauma healing services to refugees and equipping local trainees with critical skills to continue this service. Trainees attend conference workshops as supplements to the training curriculum. As a result, presenters have opportunities to contribute directly to the knowledge base of these highly motivated service providers. Details about the SHC program are at: www.cbiworld.org/training/shc/

3) Community-based psycho-social treatment pilot projects – Partnering with local NGOs and institutions to create a broad range of community mental health services as demonstration projects that can be operated and sustained in regions of conflict with great need and scarce skill and funding resources.

* Clinics and Trainings are conducted immediately before or after the conference dates each year.


~ Previous Year’s T T Conference Programs ~



October 21, 2018 ~ Amman, Jordan

A separate 1-day invitational session
following the Conference on Transgenerational Trauma


Psychosocial Seminar 

for Clergy and Religious Teachers

Providing assistance in identifying symptoms and those in need of professional psycho-social services, and promote cooperation, basic intervention skills, and support among religious leaders.

For information on attending please contact:
Steve Olweean:  SOlweean@aol.com


Sponsored by:
       Michigan State University (MSU)
       Common Bond Institute (CBI)

Co-sponsored by:
       International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
       International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – Jordan (IFMSA)

Endorsed by:
An international list of over 100 cooperating organizations and universities

Official Partner and Event of:
Charter For Compassion  and  Parliament of World’s Religions



~ April 13-15, 2018  ~

Site: Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

8th Conference on

Engaging The Other:

The Power of Compassion

( Just Completed )

At a time when escalating polarization is the true culprit,
a shared common-ground conference
promoting respectful listening, dialogue, trust,
and action to bridge the divide




Previous 2016 Conference ~ Freiburg, Germany

International Conference on

Refugee Crisis

in Europe and the Middle East:

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

A 3-day international working conference bringing key stakeholders together to address:

– The current forced migration crisis in Europe

– Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by war, violence, and the exodus

– The dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community

– The support needs of societies and communities receiving refugees

– Developing practical, culturally sensitive humanitarian responses to the growing need, and formulating recommendations to policy makers.
What is working, what is not working

Networking to promote the development of a cross-cultural network of humanitarian aid organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support and cooperation.

Public policy recommendations

– Launching the Bi-Regional Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between German and Jordanian mental health professional groups to provide culturally adapted psychosocial treatment services to the refugee population in each country.


~ Previous Year’s RC Conference Program ~

“If there is any culprit it is fear and ignorance defined as evil. While the task of overcoming evil at every turn can be daunting for mere humans, there is great hope for finding practical solutions for overcoming fear and ignorance. “
…. Steve Olweean