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  Future Issues

November 2020 issue
This issue will come out at the end of November 2020. It is a regular issue which will include a selection of articles on COVID-19 and its effect on MHPSS.

February 2021 issue
This issue will feature a special section on PM+, alongside other articles, field reports and personal reflections on a diverse range of subjects of interest to our readers. We are grateful to the STRENGTHS Consortium for funding the special section for this issue.


Our Guest Editors

Mohammad Abo-Hilal

Dr. Mohammad Abo-Hilal is a Syrian psychiatrist. He is a trainer and supervisor in mental health and protection. He is the founder of the ‘Syria Bright Future’, a Syrian organisation specialising in MHPSS and Protection, and is also the co- founder of several other NGOs that are active in Syria in the context of MHPSS, protection of women and youth empowerment. Over the last nine years, he has designed and supervised many MHPSS programmes and projects to support Syrians, both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries. He has authored and co-authored several research papers about mental health of Syrians including:

Abo-Hilal, M. & Hoogstad, M. (2013) Syrian mental health professionals as refugees in Jordan: establishing mental health services for fellow refugees. Intervention, 2(1), 89-93.

He has a special interest in adapting MHPSS curriculums to the Syrian culture. He is a PM+ trainer and supervisor and is currently an Advisory Board member of the STRENGTHS project in which PM+ and its derivatives are being applied to Syrian refugees in Syria and other countries.

Quote: PM+ has provided a solution for the work of psychosocial workers and case managers at a critical time in the complex context such as the Syrian one. It is a valuable tool for non-specialised MHPSS workers to help the high number of people who are in need of psychosocial support.




Naser Morina

Dr Naser Morina, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist at the University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, specializing in traumatic stress and psychotraumatology in general. His specific research expertise focuses on aspects of traumatic stress research in migrants, refugees and civilian war survivors. His research theme on trauma-related disorders in refugees and post-war affected people is wide-ranging, including development of new scalable psychological interventions. Besides being Principal Investigator of several projects, he is Senior Researcher/Lecturer at University of Zurich, and Co-Head of the Outpatient Unit for Victims of Torture and War, University Hospital Zurich



Camila Perera

Dr Camila Perera, MPH, is a Research Consultant at UNICEF’s Office of Research. From 2017-2019, she led the implementation of Problem Management Plus for Venezuelan migrants and refugees in Colombia in collaboration with the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support, the Colombian Red Cross and Trinity College Dublin. As part of this research project, she investigated the implementation of PM+ when delivered by Red Cross volunteers in a conflict affected region of Colombia and developed a rapid methodology of culturally adapting scalable psychological interventions in humanitarian settings. Camila has experience and training in a wide range of methodological skills, including qualitative and quantitative analysis, systematic reviews and implementation research.

Quote: She is excited to join the Editor in Chief and fellow guest editors in curating and discussing new findings from practitioners, trainers, lay providers and researchers of scalable psychological interventions as part of this timely and important Intervention Issue.


September 2021 issue
This issue will feature a special section on suicide prevention and response, alongside other articles, field reports and personal reflections on a diverse range of subjects of interest to our readers. We are grateful to GIZ for funding the special section for this issue.

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