Upcoming Training Workshops/Events


Please check back here for upcoming clinical training workshops to be held in Fall 2017.

The Connection's free clinical training workshops 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. Please note that priority in registration will be given to a) current Connection clinicians, and b) therapists who have already taken at least one other Connection workshop and have expressed active interest in making the Connection commitment.

If you are a mental health professional interested in becoming involved with the Connection initiative, please contact the Program Coordinator at lgoodsmith.connection@mail.com .

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; and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Connection-affiliated clinicians will be asked to provide therapeutic services for up to two clients referred through the project per year. Participating providers who accept Medical Assistance may seek Medicaid reimbursement for refugee clients with MA coverage. All participating therapists must be willing to see 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.