Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

The next offering in the Intercultural Counseling Connection’s ongoing clinical training series will be a session on conducting and preparing psychological evaluations for asylum cases in support of clients who have experienced torture or other extreme harm. This workshop will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Loyola Clinical Centers, Baltimore. Advanced registration is required.

An invitation with a registration link will be sent in mid-April to clinicians on the Connection's contact list.

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 Krieger Fund; 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.