Counseling & Wellness Services

Through its affiliation with MWA International, Touchpoint provides personnel with physical and emotional wellness services prior to, during, and after deployment.  Believing that individuals and organizations engaged in international development activities should have excellent, professional, and experienced care, MWA International provides services that result in well-being and resilience for the whole person. Our vision is to facilitate and enable international workers and their clients to enjoy lives of dignity, productivity, and purpose.

MWA International is a team of physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, therapists and social workers. Everyone on the MWA International team has extensive experience living and/or working overseas in non-westernized settings.  During the past ten years our team of medical and mental health professionals has collaborated to provide treatment, evaluation, diagnostics, training and coaching for U.S. and field staff for international organizations in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States.  Commitment to providing exceptional levels of care in a confidential setting has resulted in staff that practice methods for achieving and maintaining wellness throughout the normal work cycle and in times of crisis.

 

MWA International collaborates with established entities to enhance the well being of their employees and clients and focuses on wellness as the basis for our activities. Wellness is defined as more than the absence of sickness. It is a dynamic process that includes having a clear sense of self; possessing the capability for healthy relationships; purposefully caring for one’s own health – emotional, physically, spiritually and corporately; and engaging in meaningful activity.

MWA International has conducted training seminars in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the United States on a variety of wellness topics including:

  • Assessment and selection of personnel for overseas assignments
  • Maintaining wellness
  • Trauma counseling
  • Trauma Management
  • Parent and filial relationships
  • Effective communication
  • Working with children in trauma
  • Cross cultural communication
  • Role of first responders
  • Debriefing in observed and unobserved crisis

 

  • On site physical and psychological evaluations
  • Physical and psychological care during disaster
  • Debriefing and documentation of staff experiences during and after disaster response

 

 

 

 

  • Assessment of personnel prior to deployment
  • Coordinating physical, emotional, and family support during deployment

In areas where access to health care is limited, MWA International provides direct access to experienced professionals, in order to:

  • Respond to staff and dependents facing evacuation, civil unrest, war, natural disasters and family/personal crisis
  • Provide email/phone advice to staff and dependents involved in accidents and directing to the closest professional available
  • Arrange for transportation and accompanying medical evacuees
  • Provide referrals for specialist care
  • Coordinating re-entry services upon return to home country