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Muslim Mental Health Conference

October 20, 2018 ~ Amman, Jordan

Conference Details at:

* DUAL BACK-TO-BACK CONFERENCES: The The Muslim Mental Health Conference occurs back-to-back with the 7th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma – held Oct. 18-19 at the same site.
* ONE REGISTRATION includes both conferences 

Sponsored by:
Michigan State University (MSU)
Common Bond Institute (CBI)
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
International Federation of Medical Student Associations-Jordan (IFMSA)

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

This year’s program theme:
“Global Mental Health,” bringing together practitioners, academics, faith leaders, health care providers, and researchers to share perspectives, theory, research, and practices.

Purpose of the conference 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.

Immediately followed by:

1)   Psychosocial Training For Clergy and Religious Teachers: 

Sunday, October 21

A 1-day training by invitation, and intended for 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.