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Global Mental Health Summer Institute

TRAINING CERTIFICATE (LEVEL A) IN GROUP INTERPERSONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY (GROUP–IPT), Globally disseminated by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Trainers: Dr. Lena Verdeli and Kathy Clougherty (Teachers College, Columbia University)

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THE WHO mhGAP HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION GUIDE

Trainer: Dr. Peter Ventevogel (UNHCR)

Location: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY

Times: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET Each Day

Registration Fee: $1750

Student rates: Contact cps@tc.columbia.edu

Continuing Education:
4 CEUs - Teachers College, Columbia University

Social Work Credits from the Columbia School of Social Work - 42 contact hours (4.2 CEUs) - $50 CEU fee

TC Students can now register for credit, for more information please contact gmh.institute@tc.columbia.edu

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The Summer Institute in Global Mental Health (GMH) is a 6-day training program (Level A) in the Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and the WHO Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide. This training is designed for mental health and allied specialists, non-specialists, and students working with populations exposed to severe adversities and trauma.

GROUP IPT TRAINERS:

Dr. Lena Verdeli, Ph.D, MSc., Assoc. Professor, Director of Clinical Training & Director of the Global Mental Health Lab, Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University and lead author of the Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) manual, WHO, with Kathy Clougherty, and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D, senior author.

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Kathleen Clougherty, LC.S.W, a renowned trainer in IPT, in both US care systems (such as the VA), and in collaboration with Dr. Verdeli, in low-resource settings globally.

mhGAP-HIG TRAINER:

Peter Ventevogel, MD, Ph.D., Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR and lead editor of the World Health Organization mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG).

Through active learning strategies, trainees will gain knowledge on four essential mental health care elements:

  1. Group IPT WHO manual (July 7-9): as used in low-resource regions (such as Uganda, Kenya, Haiti etc.). Group IPT is an evidence-based treatment widely used for adolescents and adults struggling to adapt in the aftermath of adversity. IPT has been tested for feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness, and sustainability in a number of landmark randomized controlled trials. Both the WHO mhGAP and UNHCR guidelines recommend the manual as an effective first line of treatment for depression delivered by non-mental health specialists in low- and middle-income countries. On the World Mental Health Day (October 10th, 2016), the WHO launched the global dissemination of the Group IPT Manual: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250219/1/WHO-MSD-MER-16.4-eng.pdf
  2. Mental health assessment in emergency settings using the World Health Organization mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG) (July 5-6). The mhGAP-HIG provides non-specialists with first-line assessment and management recommendations in the face of humanitarian emergencies where treatment options are limited. It covers acute stress, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, epilepsy, harmful substance use and risk of suicide.
  3. Family engagement strategies (July 10). Family support during episodes of mental illness is critical for recovery. In many regions the stigma of mental illness results in withdrawal of family support during episodes, when the person needs it most. We will train on family engagement strategies, which families have found helpful in our work around the globe.
  4. Management of suicide risk (July 10). Risk assessment and evidence-based brief psychosocial interventions to mitigate suicidal risk in emergency settings will be covered, with an emphasis on the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI). SPI is an evidence-based, stand-alone intervention that has its roots in a brief cognitive therapy (CT). It is designed to manage and mitigate the risk for suicide, especially in acute care settings, such as trauma centers, crisis hotlines, psychiatric inpatient units and emergency departments.

For this hands-on training workshop, a combination of didactic presentations, case studies, live demonstration, tapes, and experiential exercises will be used.

* Program enrollment is limited to 35 participants.

* Certificate of attendance and in Group (Level A) Training in Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy will be provided upon completion of the course.

Published Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016

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Global Mental Health Summer Institute

The Summer Institute in Global Mental Health (GMH) is a 6-day training program (Level A) in the Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy and the WHO Mental Health Gap Humanitarian Intervention Guide. This training is designed for mental health and allied specialists, non-specialists, and students working with populations exposed to severe adversities and trauma.

GROUP IPT TRAINERS:

Dr. Lena Verdeli, Ph.D, MSc., Assoc. Professor, Director of Clinical Training & Director of the Global Mental Health Lab, Clinical Psychology Program, Teachers College, Columbia University and lead author of the Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT-G) manual, WHO, with Kathy Clougherty, and Myrna Weissman, Ph.D, senior author.

&

Kathleen Clougherty, LC.S.W, a renowned trainer in IPT, in both US care systems (such as the VA), and in collaboration with Dr. Verdeli, in low-resource settings globally.

mhGAP-HIG TRAINER:

Peter Ventevogel, MD, Ph.D., Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR and lead editor of the World Health Organization mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG).

Through active learning strategies, trainees will gain knowledge on four essential mental health care elements:

  1. Group IPT WHO manual (July 7-9): as used in low-resource regions (such as Uganda, Kenya, Haiti etc.). Group IPT is an evidence-based treatment widely used for adolescents and adults struggling to adapt in the aftermath of adversity. IPT has been tested for feasibility, acceptability, effectiveness, and sustainability in a number of landmark randomized controlled trials. Both the WHO mhGAP and UNHCR guidelines recommend the manual as an effective first line of treatment for depression delivered by non-mental health specialists in low- and middle-income countries. On the World Mental Health Day (October 10th, 2016), the WHO launched the global dissemination of the Group IPT Manual: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/250219/1/WHO-MSD-MER-16.4-eng.pdf
  2. Mental health assessment in emergency settings using the World Health Organization mhGAP Humanitarian Intervention Guide (mhGAP-HIG) (July 5-6). The mhGAP-HIG provides non-specialists with first-line assessment and management recommendations in the face of humanitarian emergencies where treatment options are limited. It covers acute stress, grief, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, psychosis, epilepsy, harmful substance use and risk of suicide.
  3. Family engagement strategies (July 10). Family support during episodes of mental illness is critical for recovery. In many regions the stigma of mental illness results in withdrawal of family support during episodes, when the person needs it most. We will train on family engagement strategies, which families have found helpful in our work around the globe.
  4. Management of suicide risk (July 10). Risk assessment and evidence-based brief psychosocial interventions to mitigate suicidal risk in emergency settings will be covered, with an emphasis on the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI). SPI is an evidence-based, stand-alone intervention that has its roots in a brief cognitive therapy (CT). It is designed to manage and mitigate the risk for suicide, especially in acute care settings, such as trauma centers, crisis hotlines, psychiatric inpatient units and emergency departments.

For this hands-on training workshop, a combination of didactic presentations, case studies, live demonstration, tapes, and experiential exercises will be used.

* Program enrollment is limited to 35 participants.

* Certificate of attendance and in Group (Level A) Training in Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy will be provided upon completion of the course.

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