"In-depth Clinical Training Program for Mental Health Specialists in Palestineā€


A local and cultural psychotherapy development program combining theory with practice, with the aim of creating a human resource basis and a sustainable mental health infrastructure in the West Bank that is capable of delivering high-quality mental health services. This program is implemented by Sunna Al-Amal in partnership with Al-Quds University - Department of Public Health - and jointly funded by MISEREOR and CARITAS Shweiz.

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Internal Training Workshops

Trainees who are involved at Sunna Al-Amal's project have implemented a number of internal training workshops for the institutions, organizations and centers they are affiliated with. They held 15 training workshops in different subjects and targeted 135 workers. By utilizing, transfering and sharing gained experiences, those trainees enhanced their respective institutions' capacities.

By doing so, Sunna Al-Amal spreads the word and experience to different institutions, thus making a more sustainable impact.


All training workshops are jointly funded by MISEREOR and CARITAS Schweiz


Awareness Campaigns

Sunna Al-Amal implements awareness campaigns to increase the community's awareness through various lectures, public meetings, sessions, community gatherings and bedouin gatherings. With the cooperation of 15 trainees, we conducted 15 awareness sessions and targeted 248 people in different parts of the West Bank, including Ramallah, Bethltehem, Al-Sheikh Sa'd Village, Al-Nabi Samuel Village, Al-Khan Al-Ahmar, Hatta Village, Halhul and Al-Tour. Several groups were targeted (e.g. Bedouin, parents, women, children, fresh graduates and youth) different subjects were discussed based on each target group's needs. The outcome was raising each target group's level of undestanding about a specific topic, explaining various issues and disseminating knowledge.

Sunna Al-Amal also screened a short movie, which was produced by the Women's Studies Center to address divorce and followed by a discussion session to further discuss the Palestinian women's suffering. 


All campaigns are jointly funded by MISEREOR and CARITAS Schweiz


Training & Capacity Building

We have implemented 4 training workshops in:

1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT in December 2016 by a Registered Provisional Psychologist and Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Ruth Wells - a guest trainer from Australia.

2) Psychodynamic Approaches in Psychotherapy in September 2016 by Murad Amro, a Clinical Psychologist holding an M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Psychopatholoy from Montpellier, France and works at the Palestinian Counselling Center.

3) Expressive Arts Therapy Training in August 2016 by Dr. Yousef Ajarmeh, the Core Faculty and Director of Expressive Arts TherapyProgram, holding an M.A in Counselling Psychology at William James College, United States of America.

4) Crisis Interventions: Children and Adults in June 2016 by Ayisha Malik, a Clinical Psychologist.


All training workshops are jointly funded by MISEREOR and CARITAS Schweiz

Supervision & Counselling

We are currently providing counselling and team supervision to the Red Noses International - Palestine and a number of art therapists. We are also providing group and individual supervision for 15 specialists from different districts in the West Bank from at our office in Bethlehem. We are lending a friendly ear and offering an interactive and engaging supervision, in which the supervisees are directed and geared towards enhancing self-reflection, self-awareness and development of skills and knowledge. 

Supervision is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual or group and is offered individually, in a group or via skype.


All supervision sessions are jointly funded by MISEREOR and CARITAS Schweiz



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