Hadassah Australia is proudly co-hosting the 2nd International Conference on Trauma and Mental Health in Jerusalem in September 2022.

Exploring the key issues faced by psychologists, psychiatrists, GPs, social workers, counsellors and others working with people living with PTSD, keynote speakers and presenters will explore issues of people in ongoing conflict zones, refugees and displaced people as well as people affected by the COVID pandemic.

Hadassah Australia President Ron Finkel AM shares;

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to register for the 2nd International Conference on Trauma & Mental Health. As an attendee, you will hear about the latest techniques and methodologies that are being applied in the real world to help support the mental health and well-being of both children and adults. You will hear more about the consequences of living in long-term trauma and conflict, and the progress being made in the prevention and intervention in mental health consequences of trauma.

The range of high-profile international speakers will provide opportunities for clinicians and academics to share their experiences.

Keynote Speakers include:

 Professor Richard Bryant AC, University of New South Wales, Australia

 “World Health Organisation mental health programs for refugees and displaced persons.”


 Professor Sir Simon Wessely, King’s College, UK

 “Trauma, the COVID Pandemic and adversity across the UK”


 Professor Barbara Rothbaum, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

 “Psychological, Pharmacological and Technological Innovations in the Treatment of PTSD”


 Professor Tine Jensen, Norwegian Center on Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, Norway 

 “Childhood Trauma: What Does it Look Like and How Can We Treat it?”


 Rick Doblin, Ph.D, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

 “MDMA-Assisted Therapies and the Healing of Trauma: Individual, Communal, Multigenerational”


The full list of speakers, topics and bios are available on the Conference website.


Held in Jerusalem, a city that encompasses the major monotheistic faiths and is also a modern metropolis, you will be able to enjoy activities offered outside the conference. Jerusalem has many and varied attractions, both old and new for delegates and partners to explore.

Trauma and mental health are important aspects of life affecting every community, irrespective of geographic location, political framework or social advantage.  The 2nd International Conference on Trauma & Mental Health will have something for everyone!

Register Now for the 2nd International Conference on Trauma & Mental Health.

8 March 2022

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