Getting it right isn't easy. And getting it wrong has life-changing consequences.
Humanitarians have to make tough decisions every day about who to help and who to turn away. It can be incredibly rewarding and it can be incredibly draining. It helps immensely to have the right skills - the ability to gather information, evaluate that information, and make the best decision. Those aren't skills most of us are born with. That's where training comes in.
Using practice exercises, case studies, small group discussions, demonstrations and presentations, I take technical and specialized research from psychology, psychiatry, and law and translate it into practical tools and strategies that humanitarians can use in their day-to-day work.
I offer training on the following topics:
- Stress management
- Building resilience
- Counseling skills
- Refugee mental health
- Interviewing techniques
- Impact of trauma
- Working with trauma survivors
- Credibility assessment
How it works
My workshops are tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization, taking into account your staff, beneficiaries, caseloads and what you do. We’ll start by discussing your goals for the training. Then I’ll send a detailed lesson plan for your review. Using your input, I'll finalize the lesson plan and training materials to make sure you get exactly what you need. (Check out a sample workshop outline here.)
After the training is delivered, I'll send a follow-up package for the participants with the training materials and related articles and resources of interest.