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Trainings and short Courses for Global Mental Health and MHPSS

Attention: Due to time constraints, I was forced to stop updating this list by June 2015. The information will be outdated soon. Sorry, I hope you will find your information elsewhere on the internet.

accessible online, online on OHCHR website
OHCHR Training Package on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The package consists of a Training Guide and eight modules.

accessible online, online on Global Health Learning website
mHealth Basics: Introduction to Mobile Technology for Health, 3 hour online course
The focus of the course is on mHealth applications commonly used in developing country contexts. K4Health Project.

accessible online, online on the NCTSN website, USA
6 hour PFA course, Psychological First Aid, the National Child Trauma and Stress Network
This professionally-narrated course is for individuals new to disaster response who want to learn the core goals of PFA, as well as for seasoned practitioners who want a review.
Costs: no fees, but you have to sign up.

accessible online, online on EMPRINTS website, Hawaii
53 minutes PFA course, Psychological First Aid, Helping People Cope During Disasters and Public Health Emergencies, Pacific EMPRINTS.
The course features a presentation delivered by Mr. Jack Herrmann.
Costs: no fees, but you have to sign up.

accessible online, online on the Global Health Trials website
certificated Global Health Trials e-Learning Short Courses
Content: ‘Every step, process, and issue that needs to be understood in order to conduct a high quality clinical study’. Globally applicable, so for all diseases and all regions.
Each course takes 45 minutes. Certificated once a minimum of 80% is achieved in the quiz.

accessible online, online on the PRA (Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association) website, USA
library of archived webinars on rehabilitation, wellness and recovery
Featuring an assortment of topics facilitated by leading experts in the field, each webinar offers 1.5 continuing education contact hours.

accessible online, via the IFRC Psychosocial Support website
Restoring Family Links and Psychosocial Support e-Learning
‘The Restoring Family Links (RFL) and Psychosocial Support (PSS) course is part of a Movement-wide effort to build closer collaboration between RFL and PSS practitioners working in the field, particularly in emergency situations’.
Access the e-learning course by visiting the the Red Cross Red Crescent Learning platform, and perform a search for the course. The course is open to all; you will just need to create an account and log in before proceeding.

accessible online, online on the Mad in America website
Mad in America Continuing Education
Costs: $45,-.
On-line courses based on research that is free of commercial interest on topics such as psychiatric medications, including their long-term effects, and alternatives that promote long-term recovery, like ‘Antipsychotics: Short and Long-term Effects’.

accessible online, online via WRAP academy
WRAP online courses, Wellness Recovery Action Plan and Relias learning
Costs: $10-20,-.
These courses are not a substitute for the 40 hour WRAP Facilitator Training and do not qualify people for WRAP Facilitator Certification.

accessible online, online via Online Culture website
list of Psychology free courses online, list of several free iTunes video’s and audio’s

accessible online, online on the Emotional-CPR website, USA
An Introduction to ‘Assisting Others Through Emotional Crisis’: webinar, role plays, explanations and more, Emotional CPR: C=Connection, P=emPowering, and R=Revitalizing
Costs: no.

accessible online, via the Community Toolbox website
The Community Tool Box, free online courses in community health assessment and community health improvement.
The Community Tool Box now offers free online courses to support your community health assessment and community health improvement work. These courses are intended for: Staff from state and local health departments, Hospital staff (considering new federal requirements for non-profit hospitals) and those in community benefit programs, Non-profit organizations, Community leaders and members.
No fees. Training are accessible via train.org

accessible online, online on ICRA website
ICRA, The International Centre for Recovery Action (ICRA Whole Life) courses on hearing voices and recovery
The package consists of 7 modules.
Costs: £25/£35 for each module, according to membership

accessible online, online on UNINETTUNO OpenupEd (University without boundaries) website, Italy
Uninettuno Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Developmental Psychology (in English)
The package consists of 21 video sessions by William Fabricius.
Costs: none.
This organization offers a couple of Italian courses on psychology as well.

accessible online, online on ISTSS (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) website
MANY Expert Training Sessions and Webinars on Trauma, PTSD, Prevention, Recovery, Healing, Research and Intervention Methods, Working with Specialized Populations, Neurological and Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD, Human Rights and Ethical Issues
Costs: $15-$160 depending on yes/no membership, yes/no CE and/or module. Some are free of charge.

accessible online, online on ISTSS (International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies) website
ISTSS Advanced Training in Traumatic Stress Certificate Program
Participants are allowed to choose from an array of online workshops across four main subject areas: Psychological Treatment of PTSD; Working with specialized Populations; Neurological and Pharmacological Treatment of PTSD; Human Rights and Ethical Issues.
Courses must be purchased separately. When purchasing courses, you must select the option ‘With CE Credit’. The $50 fee for the Certificate Program does not include course fees.

accessible online, online on NCTSN website, USA
Psychological First Aid Online (PFA online) a 6-hour interactive course
No fees, but you have to create an account.
It features innovative activities, video demonstrations, and mentor tips from the nation’s trauma experts and survivors.

accessible online, online on MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center) website, USA
a 10-hour web-based training in Trauma-focused CBT for Children
No fees, but you have to register.

accessible online, online on Mobento website
Introductory course Frontline Health Knowledge and Skills, iHeed
Aimed at frontline health workers this video course delivers knowledge ranging from child malnutrition, creating a basic hand washing machine, depression to neonatal resuscitation.
No fees.
Lectures: 8, Average Length: 7 mins, Total Length course: 55 mins.

accessible online, online on ISTSS website
Trauma and Stress Related Disorders in DSM-5, Matthew J. Friedman, MD, PhD
View slides and listen to 42 minutes recording. No fees.

accessible online, online on the ARLT website
distance learning courses like the Diploma in Social Studies, Diversity Skills for Professionals, Personality Psychology, Diploma In Peace Studies, Sociology and Psychology
The fee for the Diploma in Social Studies and Counseling Skills is for instance 540 euros. You have to ask for this additional info like fees by mail; it’s not on their website.
Grants for several of their courses are available for people on welfare benefit (for European Union only) from the ARLT European Social Fund. Scholarships of e.g. Euro 350 available for students from a lot of low income countries.
In several countries, ARLT Foundation’s local student counselors are available by telephone and email and will provide free help with homework assignments if necessary.

accessible online, online on ISTSS website
World Health Organization Preparation of ICD-11: Clinical Utility of Diagnostic Criteria for Trauma Related Disorders, Part 1 and 2, ISTSS
View slides and listen to recordings. No fees.
part 1: istss.org
part 2: istss.org

accessible online, online on the SPRC Suicide Prevention Resource Center website, USA
free Suicide Prevention online Trainings
All courses are available free of charge and can be completed at your own pace.

accessible online, online on Capacity Africa website, based in Kenya
Courses on project management, human resources and recruitment, writing and editing, psychology, social science and education, ICT, SPSS and more
Language: English.
Duration: 4 Weeks – 8 to 10 hours per week
Fees: $500 or Kshs 43,000/-.

accessible online, online on Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health website, USA
Mental Health (disaster/terrorism/emergency) Preparedness, 9 modules
Free of charge after singing up.

accessible online, online on Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health website, USA
several very interesting global mental health, psychosocial support, public health and research courses
Free of charge, slides, lectures and podcasts:
-Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness
-Issues in Mental Health Research in Developing Countries
-Psychiatric Epidemiology
-Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health
-Statistics for Psychosocial Research: Structural Models
-Statistics in Psychosocial Research: Measurement

ongoing, Several Countries in across East and Southern Africa
The REPSSI Certificate Course in Community Based Work with Children and Youth
This supported open distance learning Course is an accredited, 18-month course delivered at minimal cost in ten countries in Africa. It’s developed by REPSSI, UNICEF and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (the African Centre for Childhood). There are currently 1,000 students on the course.

ongoing, New Haven, USA, research on 16 international sites
GHES, Global Health Equity Scholars/Fellow Program at Yale University
One-year research training of post and pre-doctoral at 12 partnering international institutions.

ongoing, New York City, USA
Concentration in Global Mental Health and Trauma, and the Global Mental Health LAB Teachers College, Columbia University
The Global Mental Health concentration is part of a 36-credit Masters program. The official tuition rate for 2014-2015 (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015) is $1,398 per credit hour. The official college fee is $418 per semester.
Teachers College has three scholarship funds: General, Minority, and International Student. The College also arranges a variety of student loans with banks, most of them repayment- and interest-deferred. Limited work study funds may also be available.
The Admissions Application is due on January 15th or April 15th.

ongoing, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
(onsite) The MINDS Foundation Volunteer Fellowship Program
Each year MINDS runs two-structured summer fellowship programs. They do accept applications for other times throughout the year as well.
MINDS will not be able to cover any of the costs for your stay as the majority of their budget goes towards their programs.

ongoing, Melbourne, Australia
Postgraduate Overseas Mental Health Specialists Training (POST) Program
For psychiatrists, nurses and allied health professionals from the Asia-Pacific region who have completed formal postgraduate clinical training in psychiatry or mental health.
Placements from 2 weeks to 12 months.
In addition to the training fee (variable), other costs that you will need to cover are: accommodation (from AUD$350–$700/week); transport (from AUD$30/week); and daily living expenses (from AUD$200–$300/week).

course schedule for 2015, Khmer, Cambodia, Asia
TPO (Transcultural Psychosocial Organization) Cambodia public training courses on stress, burn-out, counseling, children, CBT, Psychological First Aid, etc
Duration: from 2 days to 12 days, depends on the course.
Fees: $50-250,-.
tpocambodia.org pdf

course schedule for 2015, Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
trainings/workshops/courses on Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation, SPSS, grant management, presentation skills, teambuilding, human resources, etc, by Capacity Africa.
The fee indicated caters for training, materials, meals and a certificate $500-700,-

2 years, Start 16 June 2014, Kovalam, Kancheepuram district, India
Post graduate programs MA Social Work in Mental Health and MA Applied Psychology with specialization in Counseling Psychology for the academic year 2014-16
Programma by The Banyan Academy of Leadership in Mental Health (BALM), in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Deemed University, Mumbai and Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2/3 years from summer 2014, Massachusetts, USA
Master of Arts Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health (MA) Program 2014-2015, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
Duration: 2 years (full-time) or 3 years (part-time).
Pre-Requisites: Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
Deadline for application 7 January 2015.

01 September 2014-10 July 2015, blended: 6 weeks online, 2 weeks in Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
The University of Copenhagen: Master for International Health
As a part of the Master of International Health programme at the University of Copenhagen, students spend a month, at the end of their first semester, in Northern Thailand.
Application deadline is 1 April 2014.

1 or 2 years from September 2014, London, UK
MSc in War and Psychiatry, Careif and King’s College London
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time.
Closing Date: 23 August 2014.
Fees: FT Home/EU: £9,200, FT Overseas: £22,660, PT Home/EU: £4,600, PT Overseas: £N/A.

from September 2014, 2 years, Cairo Egypt, North Africa
Community Psychology Masters degree at AUC (American University of Cairo)
It takes two years with full-time study, or three years with part-time study. The full-time course load is typically three courses each fall and spring semesters.
aucegypt.edu, pdf or aucegypt.edu

1 or 2 years from September 2014, Glasgow, UK
2014 Master (MSc)in Global Mental Health, University of Glasgow
12 months full-time; 24 months part-time
International: Full time fee £17,250. Home and EU: Full time fee £5,350.
Standard application deadlines: International applications (non-EU) 25 July 2014, UK and EU applications 29 August 2014.

1 or 2 years from September 2014, London, UK or Distance Learning
Queen Mary University of London, MSc and PG diploma Mental Health: Psychological Therapies or Transcultural Mental Healthcare
Duration: 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Applicants should have a basic degree in a related subject and/or a professional qualification and have worked in the relevant subject area for at least one year.
Both programs are also available as distance learning options.

15 September 2014-28 August 2015, online
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) at The University of Manchester: Online MA in Global Health
Registration deadline: 29 Aug 2014.
Tuition fees £2,100.
To obtain the MA in global health you need to complete the following 3 courses: Postgraduate certificate in global health + postgraduate diploma in global health + conversion to MA via dissertation.
via reliefweb 2 pgs pdf

29 September 2014-30 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Master of Global Health, Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Registration deadline: 31 Aug 2014.
Language: English, Spanish.

30 September 2014-30 June 2015, Barcelona, Spain, Europe
Master of Clinical Research: International Health track (ISGlobal), Barcelona Institute for Global Health
Registration deadline: 31 Aug 2014.
Language: English, Spanish.

starting 10 October 2014, 1 year, Pune, India and online
International Diploma on Mental Health Law and Human Rights 2014-15, CMHLP.
Two residential sessions: November 2014 and November 2015.
In addition the Open Society Institute (OSI) will provide funding for two students from Central & Eastern Europe/former Soviet Union to participate in the course. Tuition fees for all students are EURO 5500. A limited number of students, of Indian origin and residing in India, will be offered a substantially reduced tuition fee.

22 October 2014 start until July 2015, online
Intensive Training in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) via Distance Education, The Cleveland Center for Cognitive Therapy.
The training can be done Face to Face as well.
Fees: $1275,-
behaviorhealthassoc.com pdf

schedule for 2015, online
free OnGood webinar series on the use of Social Media for NGOs.
OnGood is offering a free webinar series in partnership with Nonprofit Tech for Good, educating NGOs on how they can better utilize social media to showcase their programs and fundraise online.

schedule for 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
PS Centre training workshops 2015, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, PsychoSocial Centre.
An calendar with 54 courses on mental health and psychosocial support (mhpss), all levels and topics, few online.

ongoing, online by Public Health Foundation of India
PHFI Distance Learning Programs in Public Health.
The PHFI’s Centre for Distance Learning include post graduate diplomas and certificate courses in key areas of public health practice.
Fees: e.g. Indian Professionals: INR 18,000, International professionals: $450.
phfi.org flyer

from March 15, 3 months, distance learning
eHCF School of Medical Informatics, New Delhi, India: 3 months distance learning program in Medical Informatics.
Application Last date 15 February 2015.
Costs $92-150,- (depends on country).

6 times a year 6 weeks courses, online
Recovering Our Families course and Recovering Our Hope course, 6 Weeks of Online Support and Education, Families Healing Together.
Costs $249,-.
It’s recommended to take their 8 weeks course ‘recovering our families’ first.

4 May-12 June 2015, online
Postgraduate Distance Learning Module at IIHD (Institute for International Health and Development), Psychosocial Interventions for Displaced Populations by Distance Learning.
Investment: 10 hours per week.
Costs: £660 for home students; £1180 for international students. Partial scholarships are available.
qmu.ac.uk 4 pages pdf

from May 11, 6 weeks, online
Coursera MOOC, free online Course: Disaster Preparedness for the Health Care Professional, by John Hopkins University.
2-4 hours a week study, in English, Verified Certificate possible.

from May 18, 6 weeks, online
Coursera MOOC, free online Course: The Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People, by University of Edinburgh.
1-3 hours a week study, in English, Verified Certificate possible.

25 May-14 August 2015, Williamsburg, VA, USA
AidData Summer Fellows, partnership with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Development Lab, the AidData Center for Development Policy.
Deadline for applications: January 5, 2015.
Applications are open to all undergraduate and graduate students. This is an unpaid position and selected fellows are encouraged to seek funding from their home academic institutions.

8-26 June 2015, Baltimore, USA
Summer Institute in Mental Health Research three-week course, the Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Students are required to pay the standard school tuition ($1020 per credit) for Bloomberg School of Public Health degree students. This rate does not apply to students taking courses for non-credit. The non-credit tuition rate for 2015 is $510 per credit. No scholarship and/or grant support is available.

15-19 June 2015, Kigali, Rwanda, Africa
Global Perspectives on Mental Well-being Knowledge Exchange/Summer School, University of Rwanda, College of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Costs: Professionals from the Great Lakes Region $100 (US), International students and professionals $650 (US).

15-19 June 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, Europe
Executive course on Global Health Diplomacy from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
Deadline for applications: Monday 1 April 2015.
Tuition for attending the full programme is 2,800 Swiss francs. The tuition fee includes teaching costs, course material and the use of Graduate Institute facilities.

from June 15, 6 weeks, online
Recovering Our Hope, 6 Weeks of Online Support and Education, Families Healing Together.
Costs to be announced, probably around $249,-.
It’s recommended to take their 8 weeks course ‘recovering our families’ first.

6-18 July 2015, New York, USA
Summer Institute in Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (GMHPSS),Teachers College, Columbia University.
Two modules will run in succession over 12 days (6 days each).
Registration Fee: $3500 ($1750 per module).

from July 13, 6 weeks, online
Coursera MOOC, free online Course: Introduction to Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Learn to assess data from clinical trials by performing systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
3-4 hours a week study, in English.

from July 14, 7 weeks, online
Coursera MOOC, free online Course: Social Psychology, Wesleyan University.
4-8 hours a week study, in English.

from September 2015, London, UK
Global Mental Health MSc, Part Time (2 year), Full Time (1 year)
Fee: FT Home/EU: £9960, FT Overseas: £23340, PT Home/EU: £4600, PT overseas: £N/A
Closing date for application: 1 July 2015.

from September 2015, every 2 years, 2 periods in Lisbon, Portugal, Europe,the rest online
the 5th International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services (MHPS)
The 2 periods in Lisbon will be: October 2015 and Marc-April 2016
Enrollment deadline: July 2015.
Fees (the fees don’t cover the costs of travel and accommodation). Tuition fees were €5.000 for last programme 2013-2015.
the 2013-2015 flyer: fcm.unl.pt, pdf

10 September 2015- November 2016, online and 2 residential sessions in Pune, India
International Diploma in Mental Health, Human Rights and Law, 1 year course, Centre for Mental Health Law and Policy
The course is online with first residential session in Pune, India 10 September (2 weeks) and last residential sessions in November 2016 (1 week), Pune, India.
Tuition fees for all students are USD 7000, include course books, printed materials. Course fees do not include travel costs, accommodation and other subsistence expenses.

14-17 September 2015, London, UK
HSPR Summer School 2015: Global Mental Health Research and Action, in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Full Fee Participants £800, Middle Income Country Nationals (who are currently resident there) £400, Low Income Country Nationals (who are currently resident there) £150, High Income Country Students £400, King’s College London Students (limited places) £150.

16 September-27 October 2015, online
HREA Course E073: Internally Displaced Persons
Registration for this course will start in November 2014
Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.

20-30 September 2015, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa
Mental Health in Complex Emergencies, Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
The MHCE training program targets health, and other professionals, wishing to gain a better understanding of what is entailed in addressing mental health and psychosocial issues in complex emergencies and humanitarian settings.

28 September-02 October 2015, Tain-l’Hermitage, France, Europe
3 workshops Perinatal Psychiatry Trainings and Repro Psych in Southern France
Prize for all three workshops $400.00 (early bird) and $580 after February 16, 2015.
via eventbrite.com

from October 4 2015, 5 weeks, online
Coursera free online course: ‘Mental Health: A Global Priority’, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
No costs, 1-3 hours study a week in English

2 years from 12 October 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, Europe and online
two-years course: 6th International Master in Mental Health Policy and Services.
Residential Sessions: 12-23 October 2015 and 4-15 April 2016.
Enrollment deadline 31 July 2015.
Tuition Fees €5.000 (€3.100 euros at the admission; 950 euros until 31/3/2015 and 950 euros at the registration for the 2nd year)

8-20 November 2015 and online until May 2016 (each year), Orvieto, Italy, Europe and online
6 months course: Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015.
Onsite learning in Orvieto November 8-20, 2015, Web-based learning December 2015 – May 2016.
All eligible participants need a prior graduate level degree and experience in the health related sector.
Costs (2013-2014 programme): $4,550 (excluding accommodation)

16-27 November 2015, Goa, India, Asia
8th 2 week annual course in Leadership in Mental Health, Sangath.
Fees: Indian residents INR 12,000-15,000, others: $600-1,500 depending on date of registering and country (low, middle or high income country).
sangath.com pdf

More then 30 Mental Health and MHPSS Manuals for Non-Specialized Settings

Attention: Due to time constraints, I was forced to stop updating this list by the end of 2016. The information will be outdated soon. Sorry, I hope you will find your information elsewhere on the internet.

In low resource settings general health workers and lay people will provide a large part of the mental health care. This list starts with a couple of links to free downloads and (not free) hard copies of interventions/program manuals for general mental health care. Then a few in the MHPSS field (Mental Health and Psycho-Social Support). And the last few manuals are focused on care for children. Continue reading

How to convey the new WHO Mental Health Intervention Guide to workers in the field?

What will be the most easy and most effective way to reach and train health workers in the field about mental health treatments? Now we have the WHO mhGAP Intervention Guide, but how to get this guide implemented in all the corners of the world? Printed on paper? Via the internet? Smartphones? SMS and voice platforms? Here’s an overview of what is possible and seems necessary. Continue reading

Can eLearning boost the Mental Health capacity in low income countries?

More then 239.000 extra mental health workers are needed in the South and only 54,5% of the low income countries have psychiatric training facilities! How to fill this gap?
In this article possible eLearning applications in 4 mental health capacity areas in low income countries are investigated. With figures, examples and links the current state of art will be presented. A conclusion will be given (‘Yes, it can’) as well as recommendations for the future.
Discussions, comments and additions are very welcome! Continue reading