Common Bond Institute

International Muslim Mental Health Conference

International Muslim Mental Health Conference

 ~ Amman, Jordan~

Sponsored by:
     Michigan State University (MSU)
     Common Bond Institute (CBI)
     International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
Co-sponsored by:
     International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations-Jordan (IFMSA-J)
Official Partner and Event of:
    Charter For Compassion and Parliament of World’s Religions
Endorsed by:
    An international list of over 100 cooperating organizations and universities

* DUAL BACK-TO-BACK CONFERENCES: This year the The Muslim Mental Health Conference occurs back-to-back and programmatically linked with the Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma – held Oct. 18-19 at the same site.


* PROGRAMMATICALLY LINKED to build on each other and promote practical outcomes and applications in responding to the needs of vulnerable populations struggling with extraordinary ordeals.


* ONE REGISTRATION includes both conferences

For Full Details on Registration Process and Site Logistics see:
Dual Registration:
Site and Travel:

After 10 years of being successfully conducted in the US, this year the interdisciplinary Muslim Mental Health Conference (MMH) extends internationally for the first time to be held in Jordan. The program takes place immediately after the Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma, at the Retaj Hotel in Amman.

The MMH conference is presented as a partnership between Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry (MSU), Common Bond Institute (CBI), and the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA). This year’s program theme is “Global Mental Health,” bringing together practitioners, academics, faith leaders, health care providers, and researchers to share perspectives, theory, research, and practices.

It’s purpose is to:

• Examine how challenges to mental health impact diverse communities, including unique characteristics of faith communities,
• Share effective and culturally appropriate models and methods of assessment and service,
• De-stigmatize mental health issues and increase public awareness and understanding,
• Muster strengths within communities to promote and support quality service resources to their members within the cultural context of faith communities,
• Promote advocacy and empowerment.


The program focuses on public education, assessment, treatment, prevention, and resilience-building both individually and communally.

Post-Conference Programs

The TT Conference and MMH Conference are immediately followed by 5 days of certified Psychosocial training sessions and direct treatment services to refugees in Jordan:

1) Psychosocial Training For Clergy and Religious Teachers:

October 21

A 1-day training by invitation, and intended for clergy, clergy students, and religious teachers. The program is conducted by Dr. Farha Abbasi, MD, of the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry, who first developed and has conducted this highly successful, landmark training for over 10 years.

2) Psychosocial Skills Training Programs for Local Direct Service Ttrainees:

 Sunday, Oct. 21 – Thur. Oct. 25 Including:

• Psychosocial Specialty Training for Medical Students
• Diploma Program in Clinical Social Work
• Community-based Training Program

3) Psychosocial Treatment Services, and Community Resilience Building Events
Sunday, Oct. 21 – Thur. Oct. 25


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