ICAR Foundation receives accreditation for the Swiss-Romanian training program on trauma
Bucharest, 19 August 2016
We are pleased and proud to announce that ICAR Foundation obtained accreditation for a training program on trauma addressed to mental health practitioners in Romania. The training program is developed within the project Harmonisation in professional development standards in psycho-trauma intervention through Swiss-Romanian cooperation, co-financed by a grant offered by Switzerland to Romania through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
The training programme is the result of expertise transfer from the Swiss partners and will be structured as follows:
- ‘Introduction to Emergency Psychology’ – course delivered by psychologist Alfredo Camelo, coordinator of psycho-social activities of Pluriels-Psychotherapy and Cross-Cultural Studies Centre for Migrants (former coordinator of the Crisis Unit under the State Department of Human Resources in Geneva, expert trainer in emergency intervention psychology and management of humanitarian disasters under the auspices of the International Civil Defence Organisation, Switzerland, investigator mandated by Geneva to combat sexual and psychological harassment at work etc.)
- ‘Elements of Psycho-traumatology in the case of severe trauma (torture and other inhuman and degrading treatments) – course delivered by Radu Teodorescu, MD at “Prof. Dr. Alexandru Obregia” Psychiatry Hospital, the President of the Romanian Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Psychotherapies, the President of the Romanian Association for Community Psychiatry.
The courses are addressed equally to mental health specialists, to those working with migrants and refugees arrived in Romania and to those interested in the recovery of traumatized people.
The Romanian mental health specialists need professional development opportunities focused on specific therapeutic intervention, based on an approach that starts from the patient (patient-up approach), in order to prepare them to work with extremely vulnerable groups in a professional, efficient and safe manner, MD Camelia Doru, founder and President of ICAR Foundation.
The training program developed by ICAR Foundation in partnership with Swiss experts is the first in Romania focused on the special needs of vulnerable migrants, and accredited by the Romanian College of Psychologists at national level.
ICAR Foundation and its partner, Pluriels Association, are implementing between January 2015 – January 2017, the project Harmonisation in professional development standards in psycho-trauma intervention through Swiss-Romanian cooperation, co-financed by a grant offered by Switzerland to Romania through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union.
- Increase professional expertise of Romanian specialists from ICAR through training, sharing of good practice and exchange of experience with Swiss counterparts;
- Starting up and developing a Swiss-Romanian training program on trauma for mental health practitioners in Romania;
- Promote the Swiss-Romanian training program at national level and build organizational capacity for ICAR Foundation.
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