The 2012 Mental Health in Complex Emergencies course is a collaborative course organized by the Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation (CIHC), the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University (New York) and HealthNet TPO. This certificate course is a 7-day training for mental health professionals and programme staff who wish to establish mental health or psychosocial programmes in complex emergencies and humanitarian settings.
The curriculum will be based on earlier successful courses in Nairobi, New York, Geneva, Kampala and London. The course aims to provide a practical orientation and training, to equip mental health professionals to establish and organize programs in the mental health and psychosocial domains and strengthen adjunct applicable skills for use in complex humanitarian emergency and relief situations, including conflict, post conflict and disaster settings.
Who should apply?
Applicants should have a background in either mental health or social work or a relevant professional background that allows for future engagement in mental health or psychosocial programmes in complex emergencies or previous experience in humanitarian settings, ideally in mental health or psychosocial programmes.
The course will be held in: the Ecumenical Institute, Chateau de Bossey in Geneva, Switzerland from September 30 - October 6 2012.
Faculty (to be confirmed)
For more information, please contact:
Laura Risimini, International Programs Coordinator
Institute of International Humanitarian Cooperation
33 West 60th St. Suite 804
New York, NY 10023
Tel: +1 212 636 7646
Fax: +1 212 636 7060