American Univesity of Beirut

Mental Health Academy

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A new initiative at the Department of Psychiatry

 
Because mental illness is on the rise in the Arab region
Because wars, instabilities, economic crises contribute heavily to the phenomenon
Because we have little human resources to meet the needs
Because it becomes important for all healthcare providers to develop their psychological and psychiatric knowledge and skills

The Department of Psychiatry created the Mental Health Academy .
MHA is a continuous education entity offering contextualized, culturally sensitive, rigorous training modules and programs. 

MHA addresses mental health professionals and other healthcare professionals, as well as stakeholders from Lebanon and the Arab region.

MHA speakers and trainers are professors and clinicians of the department of psychiatry, local and international experts in the field. 

The MHA teaching approach is anchored in adult pedagogy. It follows a participatory approach where knowledge and skills are intertwined valuing the trainee background experience and enriching her/his professional path. MHA offers independent modules and programs (series of modules). Candidates may elect to register to a full program or to a specific module within the program.

The MHA teaching contents values multidisciplinary approaches while respecting the specificity of each professional and the ethical boundaries of each profession.


​​​Upcoming Trainings:

 
  • Crisis M​a​nagement and Intervention from a DBT Framework
                   
    Speaker: Dr. Dinah Ayna, Clinical Psychologist
                                     Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                    Date:        March 19-20, 2020
                    Location:  ACC Multipurpose Rooms

  • ​The Management of  Common Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care
                     Round 1: Beirut
                     Date: March 21, 2020
                     Location : TBA

                     Round 2: North Lebanon
                     Date: TBA
                     Location: TBA

                     Round 3: South Lebanon
       ​              Date: TBA
                     Location: TBA
  • Common Psychiatric Disorders Among Children & Adolescents: Identification & first line management
                    Speaker: Dr. Wael Shamseddeen, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
                                     Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                    Date:  TBA
                    Location: TBA

 
  • Common Psychiatric Disorders & Their First Line Management for General Practitioners
                    Speaker: Dr. Wael Shamseddeen, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry​
                                     Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                    Date: TBA
                    Location: TBA

 
School Mental Health Program

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Difficulties in Elementary School: Prevention, Detection and Intervention
                     Speaker:  Mrs. Carla Najem, Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral
                                       Therapy Specialist
                                       Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                     Date: April 1, 2020
                     Location: TBA​

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Difficulties in Middle School: Prevention, Detection and Intervention
                     Speaker:  Mrs. Carla Najem, Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral
                                       Therapy Specialist
                                       Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                     Date: April 29, 2020
                     Location:

  • Mental Health and Behavioral Difficulties in High School: Prevention, Detection and Intervention
                     Speaker:  Mrs. Carla Najem, Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Cognitive Behavioral
                                       Therapy Specialist
                                       Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                     Date: May 20, 2020
                     Location:​ TBA

  • Dyslexia in the Brain and Dyslexia in the Classroom
                   Speaker: Mrs. Hala Raad, Senior Special Educator
                                      Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                                      Mrs. Rama Kanj, Educational Psychologist
                                      Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                   Date:        August 24- 25 , 2020
                   Location: TBA

  • Moving the Frontal Lobe to the Front of the Class: Assessing and Improving Attention and Executive Functions in the Classroom for All Students
                   Speaker: Dr. Rasha Mashmoushi, Educational Psychologist
                                     Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                   Date:        August 26, 2020
                   Location: TBA

  • Working with families of people with Learning Disabilities (LD)
                 
    Speaker: Dr. Nadia Dandan, Clinical Psychologist
                                    Department of Psychiatry, AUB
                  Date:        TBA
                  Location: TBA

 

​Motivational Interview​ing Program:

  • Motivational Interviewing – Introduction
       
              Speaker: Dr. Antoine Douaihy, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
                                   Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine                       
                  Date:        April 2020
                  Location: TBA
  • Motivational Interviewing – Intermediate & Advanced
     
                Speaker: Dr. Antoine Douaihy, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine
                                   Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
                  Date:        TBA
                  Location: TBA

 

Individ​uals With Intellectual Disabilities And Their Families Across The Lifespan: On Enhancing Mental Wellbeing

  • Screening and Assessment
  • Interventions

 
Check out ourBrochure​​ for details.

 

The Mental Health Academy (MHA) is located at the Department of Psychiatry, ACC 4th floor.
To know more or meet the team, you can contact us by phone 01 - 759620 ext. 5669 or email us at mha@aub.edu.lb ​


 

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