What a delight it was to visit Israel for the first time! The history, culture and people all make for a unique stay in the Middle East. The country is diverse and has loads of stuff to interest tourists and travelers alike.
To be provided with the opportunity to participate in training on trauma and resilience at the Hebrew
University was an opportunity for which I am very grateful. The University is a professionally run
institution. I found the on-campus accommodation comfortable and safe. The staff of the Rothberg
International School was very well organised and extremely helpful. I would commend them on their
attention to detail in ensuring our needs were met.
The presenters involved in the course are well versed in the nature of trauma and resilience from a
research and clinical perspective. Their dedication to their profession and clients was apparent from
the beginning of our training.
During the course I met professionals from five different countries: Mexico, Colombia, America,
Canada and Australia. We formed a collegial group and socialised on weekends, when the course
finished, and we remain in contact today.
One of the highlights of the course included the site visits, where we had the opportunity to talk with
fellow professionals in the field.
I plan to continue working in the field of trauma and would love to implement some of the knowledge
acquired in working with the more vulnerable populations of my local community.