Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

In 2019, the Intercultural Counseling Connection anticipates presenting clinical training workshops on several topics, including working with clients affected by trauma and grief; preparing psychological evaluations in support of asylum applications for survivors of torture and inhumane treatment; working with interpreters in therapeutic settings with forced migrants; and our foundational training on providing mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers.

Please check this site for upcoming details. To join the Connection contact list and receive workshop announcements and information about other relevant opportunities and resources, 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 workshop series: our institutional hosts at Loyola University Maryland; Inspirit Counseling Services; and our funders — the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation; the Stulman Charitable Foundation; the Abell Foundation; the Weinberg Foundation; theStraus Foundation; the Krieger Fund; and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.