American University of Beirut


MHPSS Research Conference

The Department of Psychology at the American University of Beirut & Medecins du Monde-France

Cordially invites you to a one day MHPSS research conference


Conducting Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Research in Humanitarian Settings: Special Focus on the Syrian Crisis MENA Region

With Presentations by:

Dr. Rabih El Chammay: Priorities of MHPSS Research in Lebanon

National Mental Health Program-Ministry of Public Health


Dr. Alaa Hijazi: Predictors of depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms in Syrian refugees -American University of Beirut


Dr. Hala Kerbage: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) for Syrian refugees in Lebanon: beyond diagnostic and clinical categories

Saint Joseph University


Dr. Vivian Matthies-Boon: A Question of Faith? Rethinking the Role of Religion, Spirituality and the Transcendent in Trauma Interventions with Refugees-

University of Amsterdam


Dr. Tania Bosqui: Development, Piloting and Evaluation of a Phone-Delivered Psychological Intervention (t-CETA) for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon                                         

Queen Mary University of London, John Hopkins University, American University of Beirut, Medecins du Monde-France


Patricia Moghames: Biological Pathways of Risk and Resilience in Syrian Refugee Children-

Queen Mary University of London & Medecins du Monde-France


Monday, 18th of December 2017

9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m.

Location: Maamari Auditorium in OSB

Over the past several years, mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) has been receiving increased recognition as an essential component within humanitarian interventions. Although this increased recognition has also led to greater investment in MHPSS field research, there still lies an evident divide between academic institutions and the humanitarian actors on the field. As such, this one day forum aims to merge the world of academia with that of humanitarian action taking place within the Syrian crisis. Through a shared platform composed of different stakeholders (academics, humanitarian aid organizations, policy makers), the forum will aim to provide an open space to share research findings, experiences, challenges, best practices as well as encourage new opportunities to foster further collaboration within the humanitarian context.

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