|Post graduate courses in mental health are concluded|
El Paso, TX, June 13, 2012 (PAHO/WHO) – About 45 students completed the mental health post graduate course offered by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office, the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ), the Center for Development and Therapeutic Care (CEDAT, by its acronyms in Spanish), the Human Growth and Education for Peace (C.HEPAZ, by its acronyms in Spanish). The course was designed to train professionals in the therapeutic care field for victims of violence.
The objective of the course was to implement a comprehensive model of violence prevention by strengthening public institutions and civil society to prevent, identify and address social coordination dynamics and risk factors of violence in areas of high conflict. Also, to train participants for a humanistic psychotherapeutic Gestalt approach that allows victims of violence to transcend this life experience, through the acceptance of reality and the emotions it produces (pain, fear, anger, etc.) as well as discover their personal choice to live in peace.
The course covered a total of 200 physical hours spread over 9 modules lasting 20 hours each. The curricula included various topics of crisis intervention, grief resolution, attention to family and close environment of the victim of violence among others. The course featured several speakers including: Dr. Elizabeth Powers, Dr. David Scott, David Castaneda, Dr. Devorah Kestel and Luis Villareal among others.
For more information please contact:
Lorely Ambriz, M.S.I.S, Knowledge Management & Communication
Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) / A Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) United States-Mexico Border Office
5400 Suncrest Dr. Ste. C-4 El Paso, TX 79912
Office (915) 845-5950 Ext. 42523 / Cel (915) 449-3040 / Fax (915) 845-4361