Global Mental Health
Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Program
Since 2007, the “Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program”, organized by Harvard Medical School and Professor Richard Mollica has been held at the beautiful Villa Paolina of Porano (Orvieto). The course was conceived in 2004 following an important meeting in Rome between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Caritas Italiana, Harvard University, and the Istituto Superiore di Sanità. At the meeting Ministers of Health met from a number of post-conflict countries and countries of ongoing conflict.
Each year, faculty members and students from around the world join at the Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program. Many of the faculty members are a part of the Harvard-Italian Team. The students are all professionals and experts in the field of trauma and include general practitioners, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, journalists, lawyers, and representatives of the World Bank and the United Nations.
Professor Mollica chose Orvieto as the location for his courses because he always believed that people who work with trauma need training environments that in of themselves are sources of care.
Below is a video from the X year (2014) of the course in which Professor Richard Mollica (Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma) is interviewed, as well as the Mayor of Orvieto, Pietro Germani, Dr. Sonia Graziano (Italian coordinator of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and the Harvard-Italian Team), Dr. Giampiero Rosati (President of the Italian National Trauma Center), and a few students.
Please click on the following link to learn more about the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma and on the “Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Program”.