IHPA is a Co-sponsor and Partner with Common Bond Institute on these Projects.
Common Bond Institute (CBI) and the International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA) are professional nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations based in the US. In 25+ years we have organized over 45 major international conferences on conflict transformation and social healing in various countries, and numerous capacity building humanitarian and civil society training projects. IHPA and Common Bond Institute work together to provide strategic networking, consulting, coordination support to assist newly emerging human service and civil society organizations in developing countries, and like-purposed NGOs. You can learn more about Common Bond Institute by visiting CBIWorld.org.
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The SHC program helps those affected by the trauma of war and violence through sustainable humanitarian assistance services aimed at healing through direct treatment and by equipping members of displaced, traumatized communities in regions of conflict with the skills, resources, and hope needed for restoring personal and community health, balance, dignity, and self-determination. Find out more here.
We partner with other NGO’s to conduct several free, week-long field clinics held throughout each year in Jordan. In each of these clinics, IHPA and Common Bond Institute provide psychosocial services while our partners provide medical and dental services. In the near future we are planning to add basic elementary education and vocational training. Find out more here.
The project brings psychosocial treatment professionals from Jordan to Germany to provide training and orientation in cultural competency to German service providers. This collaborative project is based on mutual support and shared purposes in assisting refugees and asylum seekers in successfully integrating into a new, fruitful, and productive life in Germany, while also helping to emotionally heal refugees recover within their home culture and reduce the need for them to flee the Middle East. Learn more here.
IHPA and Common Bond Institute developed the Catastrophic Trauma Recovery (CTR) model near the end of the Balkan Wars. The objective was to design a comprehensive, integrated, and interdisciplinary treatment and training program, culturally sensitive and particularly suited to regions experiencing violent turmoil where services are underdeveloped and/or the society’s infrastructure had broken down. On-going training and consultation occur with support from IHPA, Common Bond Institute, and our network of participating professional training organizations to continually advance and support the development of a permanent and growing human service system within these communities. Find out more here.
This is a free one-day training specifically designed for religious leaders, scholars, and teachers to learn more about basic psychosocial symptoms related to trauma, how to respond, and when a professional therapist is needed. This training also discusses unique situations and issues that come up in dealing with many who are suffering from psychological and emotional difficulties. Find out more here.
This program prepares local students with practical skills training and field experience in practical clinical social work treatment services that enable them to provide critical services to under-served and at-risk communities, including refugees. This is a partnership between IHPA, Common Bond Institute, Yarmouk University, Michigan State University, and the Jordan Ministry of Education. Find out more here.