Common Bond Institute

Psychosocial Training for Clergy and Religious Teachers – Germany

Invitational Training

For Clergy and Religious Teachers



Symptoms and Treatment

~ Germany ~

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Conducted and Sponsored by:

Michigan State University,
Common Bond Institute,
City of Freiburg Office for Migration and Integration,
Friends of Asylum in Freiburg,
International Humanistic Psychology Association

Partner Event of:
Parliament of World’s Religions, and Charter for Compassion

Freiburg, Germany

This 1-Day Training Program Provides The Following:

[A] Information on basic psychosocial symptoms, such as those related to trauma, to assist in identifying and understanding symptoms and behaviors in individuals encountered by spiritual leaders and teachers, including those seeking help due to severe psychological symptoms.

[B] Basic responses and counseling skills that can be quickly learned and helpful to use in assisting those showing trauma and emotional difficulties.

[C] Learning when a professional therapist is needed, and where and how to refer someone who needs more advanced psycho-social treatment to locally available professional services to locally available professional services.

[D] Discussing unique situations and issues that come up in dealing with many who are suffering from psychological and emotional difficulties.
Who the training is for:

PARTICIPATION is free and intended for invited clergy and religious scholars and teachers working with refugees and the communities receiving them*

* Official Invitation letters are issued to qualified individuals by sponsoring organizations (see contact information below).

Formal Professional Certificate from Michigan State University, Common Bond Institute, and International Humanistic Psychology Association are provided to all who complete the 1 day training.
The Training Is Conducted By:
Farha Abbasi, MD, Psychiatrist,
Asst. Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Psychiatry
Steve Olweean, MA, Clinical Psychologist,
Director, Common Bond Institute
President, International Humanistic Psychology Association
With the assistance of:
Ayat Nashwan, PhD, Clinical Social Worker
Asst. Professor, Yarmouk University

Date: Saturday, November 5, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Official Training Languages: English, German, and Turkish

(Held in conjunction with the International Conference on Refugee Crisis in Germany and the Middle East: Nov. 1-3, 2016 in Freiburg)

For further details Contact:
Steve Olweean, Director
Common Bond Institute
Ph/Fax: 1-269-665-9393 Email:
12170 South Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, Michigan 49034

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