Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

The final Intercultural Counseling Connection clinical training workshop for this year-- a clinically-focused sequel to last year’s session on strengths-based approaches to serving Muslim clients--will be held on Saturday, December 8th, 8:45 -1:00 at the Loyola Clinical Centers at Belvedere Square (5911 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212).

The training will be facilitated by Nouf Bazaz, Senior Fellow at the World Organization for Development and Education (WORDE) and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Please note that therapists currently seeing a client referred through the Connection network, and those who attended Pt. 1 of this training, will receive priority in registration.

Please check this site for pending 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; the Krieger Fund; and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.