Registration Now Open for Harvard Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program

Registration Now Open for Harvard Global Mental Health:Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program

Harvard Medical School Intensive Online Training In Principles and Practices in Global Mental Health

April 25 - May 6, 2022

The Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the Harvard Medical School Department of Global and Continuing Education accredits an exciting two (2) week online certificate program in Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery. This course will provide you with knowledge and skills to provide clinical care, programs, and policy to highly traumatized patients, and communities. Advances in medicine, psychology, and the neurosciences will be offered. The course will focus on significant trauma, including the impact of COVID-19 on health care providers, their families, and their communities; self-care will be addressed. The course will review the impact of climate change and ecocide on displacement and migration. The issue of Structural Racism and its impact on healthcare practitioners will be reviewed. By participating, you will gain a community of experienced colleagues to become a leader in providing world class care to traumatized patients and communities worldwide.

Registration Now Open

Deadline: April 21, 2022

M.D. or graduate degree required for participation (or equivalent field work)

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As part of the Survivors of Torture (SOT) Program, we feel that many could benefit from the topics covered in this course. Because of our belief, we would like to offer a 10% discount on tuition for the course. Please email Elizabeth DiStefano at with any questions and a discount code for registration.


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this online activity for 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participation in the course is required for CME credits and the certificate of completion from the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma. 

Benefits of the program include:

  • Faculty includes a multi-disciplinary and multi- cultural team of international experts.
  • Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Textbook (e-copy) written by leaders in the trauma field.
  • Learn best practices in the scientific and culturally validated treatment of survivors of trauma.
  • Gain access to a widely disseminated Clinical Global Mental Health Toolkit for immediate use in the field.

“In 2021, I attended the GMH course online from California. I found the presentations consistently inspiring, passionate and informative. Despite it’s being virtual, the faculty were able to create a sense of global community.  The bibliography and learning materials have been invaluable to my work as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, I recommend this course for anyone who is working or wanting to begin to work internationally, with refugees, or simply understand more about our patients and their experiences in the world. There is so much offered, it warrants attending much more than just the one time.”

Dr. Maureen Katz
Class of 2021



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