“Training on Counseling and Psycho-Social Interventions for substance abusing clients”

26 July 2017

The Department of Psychology (DP) at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (DMHSA) at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital opened a new chapter of collaboration this week.

A10-week training for psychiatric staff (psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, and nurses) at the hospital will equip the 12 participants in order to address the need for suitable services for drug users particularly on providing evident-based psychological interventions. Dr Ean Nil, a Clinical Psychologist and lecturer from the DP, has been working on the development of the training manual to deliver a tailored training for the present situation in Cambodia. He will conduct the training at the hospital with assistance from students of the DP’s Master Program in “Clinical and Counseling Psychology”.

Students of this program will benefit from the collaboration as they will get the opportunity clinical internships at the clinic. The training is funded by GIZ’s Civil Peace Service program as a part of its long term collaboration with the Department of Psychology.

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