The Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services at Koya University

Promoting a learning space for mental health and psychosocial service providers

The Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) at Koya University serves as a space for shared learning and ongoing education to improve the quality of MHPSS services throughout the Kurdistan Region.The Center is supported by two governing boards: the Advisory Board is comprised of government and non-government leaders providing policy leadership and ensuring sustainability. The Technical Board is comprised of local and international experts including practitioners, academics, and activists experienced in the delivery of MHPSS services to conflict-affected communities and survivors of trauma.

Upcoming Workshops, Seminars, and Training

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  • 8/12/16 – Supporting Families and Individuals through Traumatic Grief and Loss
    Barbara Hamm Psy.D. and Holly Aldrich, LCSW, Duhok
  • 5/12/16 – Supporting Families and Individuals through Traumatic Grief and Loss
    Barbara Hamm Psy.D. and Holly Aldrich, LCSW, Koya University
  • 16/11/16  – Self Care for Professionals
    Bonnie Miller, LCSW

ADVISORY BOARD

Sherri Kraham Talabany
President, SEED Foundation

Dr. Wali M. Hamad
President, Koya University

Dr. Yousif Goran
Minister of Higher Education

Dr. Rakawt Hama Rashid
Minister of Health

Dr. Noori O. Abdulrahman
Head of the Department of Coordination & Follow-up

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TECHNICAL BOARD

Sherri Kraham Talabany
President, SEED Foundation

Ann Knapp
STARS Program Director, SEED Foundation

Dr. Azad Ali
Director, Department of Clinical Psychology, KU

Dr. Nezar Taib Ismet
Director General, Duhok Ministry of Health

Dr. Ahmed Amin
Executive Director, Wchan

Holly Aldrich
LCSW, Director, Center for Homicide Bereavement, Cambridge Health Alliance
Associate Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Barbara Hamm
Psy. D, Director, Victims of Violence Program, Cambridge Health Alliance Faculty, Harvard Medical School

Salah Barzngy
Country Director, Heartland Alliance

Salah Hassan
Mental Health Director, Wchan Organization for Victims of Human Rights Violations Trauma Rehabilitation and Training Center in Suleymania

TRAINING AND SUPERVISION

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EDUCATION

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