Holistic Healing Within Community: Global Mental Health Perspectives during COVID-19

Date(s) - Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
7:00 am - 8:00 am

Hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI), the monthly webinars host researchers and practitioners from campus and across the world.

In October 2020, the sixth International East Africa Psych ology Conference provided an opportunity for a collaborative learning community to convene in a modified in-person and virtual format under the theme “Holistic Healing Within Community: Bridging Home, School, and the Workplace around The Globe during COVID-19.” The bio-psycho-social model of holistic healing, used to promote psychological well-being in general and particularly in the midst of a pandemic, was central to the conference. Participants reconvene for the webinar to discuss lessons learned and next steps related to mental health and resiliency.

GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown will moderate the webinar. Participants include:

  • Sebastian Ssempijja, CEO and clinical director of Sebastian Family Practice, who will explain the history of this collaboration and community
  • Fred Coleman, M.D., UW-Madison clinical faculty and medical director of Kajsiab House, Hmong Refugee Project and the Cambodian Temple Project of the Cambodian Refugee Project, with “Biopsychosocial Models of Holistic Healing, and the Roles of Resilience”
  • Hafsa Sentongo, director of the Mental Health Department in the Ministry of Health, Uganda, with “Holistic Healing in the Community During COVID Times”
  • Tim Ehlinger, associate professor and William Collins Kohler Chair of Systems Chance and Peacebuilding at UW-Milwaukee Partners in Health, with “Engaging Knowledge Equity in Holistic Health and Healing”

March 30, 7:00-8:00 a.m EST. REGISTRATION LINK.

More information here.