2018 International Conferences

In Jordan and the USA

7th Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma:

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities

October 18-20, 2018  ~  Amman, Jordan

The landmark Annual T T Conference is held each year in conjunction with:

* In addition to scheduled periods throughout the year, extensive Clinics and Trainings are conducted immediately before or after the annual conference dates each year.

~ Previous Year’s T T Conference Program ~


– A separate 1-day invitational session in Amman

Psychosocial Training
for Clergy and Religious Teachers

October 21, 2018 ~ Amman, Jordan

– to provide basic intervention skills, assist in identifying symptoms and those in need of professional psycho-social services, and promote cooperation and support among religious leaders.

For information on attending please contact:
In the US – Steve Olweean:


Sponsored by:
Common Bond Institute (CBI)
Michigan State University

Co-sponsored by:
International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA)
Yarmouk University

International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA)

Endorsed by:
An international list of over 100 cooperating organizations and universities

Official Partner and Event of:
Charter For Compassion  and  Parliament of World’s Religions


(Previous Event)

April 13-15, 2018 ~ Madison, Wisconsin USA

8th Annual International Conference on

Engaging The Other:

The Power of Compassion

At a time when escalating polarization is the true culprit,
a shared common-ground conference
promoting respectful listening, dialogue, trust,
and action to bridge the divide.



(Previous Event)

October, 2016 ~ Freiburg, Germany

International Conference on

Refugee Crisis

in Europe and the Middle East:

Sharing Tools for Humanitarian Response

A 3-day international working conference bringing key stakeholders together to address:

– The current forced migration crisis in Europe

– Immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees arriving traumatized by war, violence, and the exodus

– The dynamics of trauma and displacement in the individual and community

– The support needs of societies and communities receiving refugees

– Developing practical, culturally sensitive humanitarian responses to the growing need, and formulating recommendations to policy makers.
What is working, what is not working

– Networking to promote the development of a cross-cultural network of humanitarian aid organizations and groups addressing the refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East for mutual support and cooperation.

– Public policy recommendations

– Launching the Bi-Regional Cross-Training project: a bi-regional response and collaboration between mental health professional groups in communities hosting refugees to provide culturally adapted psychosocial treatment training and orientation.