The Global Mental Health: Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program is an innovative training program offering a state-of-the-art cultural and scientific learning experience addressing the needs of traumatized persons and communities worldwide. Experts advance their practice and leadership skills in a new global community of practice. The course offers a blended learning experience with 2 weeks onsite in Italy followed by 5 months on the internet. The program is lead by an internationally acclaimed faculty. Initiated in November 2005, 430 alumni are working in over 85 countries and are able to join a new alumni society. Certificates of completion are awarded by HPRT and the Harvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education.