40 Ukrainian specialists completed training under the CETA program

Training for two groups of 20 specialists from Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Odessa, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, and Chernihiv regions was held in Kyiv from May 29 to June 9, and July 3 to 14, 2023.

Providers of psychosocial services from focal communities and partner organizations of the USAID project “Public Health System Recovery and Resilience Activity” participated in two trainings under the CETA certification training program (The Common Elements Treatment Approach – A Transdiagnostic Therapeutic Approach Based on Common Elements).

The training was conducted by trainers from the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support of the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA).

During the ten-day intensives, participants mastered the skills of providing psychological support to people with significant post-traumatic stress symptoms, addictions, anxious and depressive states. In particular, they familiarized themselves with such elements of the program as engagement and psycho-education, cognitive coping/thinking differently; behavioral activation; confronting fears and traumatic memories; assessment and safety planning; intervention regarding the misuse of psychoactive substances; anxiety management.

СЕТА  – is a psychological support program for people who have experienced the consequences of military conflict in Ukraine and are under severe stress. It provides comprehensive assistance to people who have depression, increased anxiety, PTSD, substance abuse problems, etc. The program was developed within the framework of the cognitive-behavioral approach by the Applied Mental Health Research Group (AMHR) at Johns Hopkins University.

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