Upcoming Training Workshops/Events


The third Intercultural Counseling Connection clinical training workshop of 2018 will be a reprise of our half-day session “Counselors and Interpreters Working Together in Providing Therapeutic Care for Forced Migrants.” This training will be facilitated by Marjory Bancroft, Director, Cross-Cultural Communications, and Amy Rakusin, LCPC-S, Clinical Director, Intercultural Counseling Connection and psychotherapist in private practice.

This workshop take place on September 21st in Baltimore. It will be presented in collaboration with Inspirit Counseling Services and the Tahirih Justice Center, and generously hosted by the Loyola Clinical Centers.

Therapists currently participating in the Connection provider network, and colleague interpreters, will receive priority in registration.

Please check this site for pending details. To join the Connection contact list, please email lgoodsmith.connection@gmail.com, or see the "Get Connected" section of our website.

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All Intercultural Counseling Connection trainings are intended for licensed mental health professionals who are committed to providing services for refugee or asylum-seeking clients, and are willing to work with at least one Connection client per year on a pro bono basis. This helps ensure provision of mental health services for asylum-seeking individuals who are uninsured and lack access to Federal benefits. There is never a cost to clients for services provided through the Connection.

In return, members of the Connection benefit from access to a variety of informational resources as well as ongoing opportunities for training and professional support. These include our periodic free workshops, a dedicated website with provider profiles, and consultation/supervision by fellow clinicians with long experience working with refugees, immigrants, asylees, and survivors of torture.

If you are a mental health professional interested in becoming involved with the Connection initiative, please contact the Program Director at lgoodsmith.connection@mail.com / (410) 235-2465, or see the “Get Involved” section of this website for details.

Warm thanks to those who make possible the Connection workshops series: our institutional hosts at Loyola University Maryland, and our funders — the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation; the Stulman Charitable Foundation; the Abell Foundation; the Weinberg Foundation; the Krieger Fund; the Straus Foundation; CareFirst Blue Cross; and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.