To establish a collaborative network of practitioners working in cross-cultural and international contexts with trauma impacted communities for the purpose of learning from one another and sharing resources. Our goal is to develop best practices in the areas of cultural competency, faith integration, cross-sector engagement, and partnerships with non-faith-based organizations.
Dr. Kelly O’Donnell and Dr. Michele O’Donnell
Drs. Kelly and Michele O’Donnell are both consulting psychologists based in Geneva, Switzerland. Both serve as representatives of the World Federation for Mental Health at the United Nations. They consult, teach, and write in the areas of Member Care, Global Mental Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Sustainable Development, Integrity/Anti-corruption, Peace Psychology, and Global Integration. Michele and Kelly hold PsyD degrees from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. Read more about their work here.
Dr. Tim Friesen
Dr. Friesen is a clinical psychologist with specialized training and experience in the assessment of children, play therapy with children, trauma interventions for children and adults, and emotionally-focused therapy for couples. He helped to found Cornerstone Counseling Center in Chiang Mai, Thailand, an outpatient mental health center for missionaries and humanitarian workers. Tim has served as global staff care consultant for International Justice Mission and has provided consultation services to Partners Relief and Development. Most recently, through his non-profit Twelve12:Hope, he has developed and run 10-day trauma training programs for community leaders in Myanmar, DR Congo, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Iraq, equipping local community leaders to provide healing and hope for children who have experienced chronic, complex trauma. Tim holds a PsyD degree from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University.
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Apply to join the International Trauma Collaborative by filling out the application form.
Upon review of your application, you will be sent a link to register and submit payment for the collaborative. It is $85 per person including registration, materials, lunch, and snacks. The student rate is $45.
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