Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

The next Intercultural Counseling Connection clinical training workshop, on October 20,  will be "Treating Trauma in a Multicultural Context Using Body-Centered Interventions," facilitated by Jacqueline I. Samuda, LCSW-C, LICSW. Registration for this session is now full.

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; and the Office of Refugee Resettlement.