NaUKMA with the support of USAID will develop expert capacity for providing high-quality psychological support in Ukraine in the times of war

In 2023-2024 in the framework of USAID Public Health System Recovery and Resilience Activity the NaUKMA Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support will join forces with partners in implementing an effective methodology for training psychosocial support specialists in Ukraine based on the transdiagnostic therapeutic Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA).


The сooperation is aimed at development and approbation of methods for the training of specialists, who can potentially provide psychological assistance to people who have experienced the psycho-traumatic effects of war, to CETA transdiagnostic therapeutic approach. The effectiveness of the CETA approach has already been highly evaluated and proved itself in the psychotherapy of common mental disorders and will be extremely helpful in reducing the negative psycho-traumatic impact of the war in Ukraine.


In accordance with elaborated methodology, NaUKMA will train 40 specialist consultants from the 8 project's pilot regions of Ukraine (Kyiv, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia and Odesa) within the framework of a transdiagnostic therapeutic approach based on common elements. Trainees will gain skills on the Common Elements Treatment Approach and will be able to use clinical assessments and other data points to guide treatment and clinical decision making. The CETA training will be provided in accordance with NaUKMA CETA Certificate Program that was developed within a USAID-funded project in collaboration with researchers of Johns Hopkins University.


One of the objectives of the USAID Public Health System Recovery and Resilience Activity implemented by Pact is the formation and piloting of evidence-based models of mental health services and psychosocial support of various levels and intensities as well as training of providers of such services. The Activity’s mental health components are implemented in partnership with the European Institute of Public Health Policy.

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