Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

The first Intercultural Counseling Connection training workshop of 2019, "Grief in Exile," was presented in March. In fall and winter 2019, we anticipate offering our full-day "foundational" training on providing mental health services for refugees and asylum seekers, and a clinical workshop on preparing psychological evaluations in support of asylum applications for survivors of torture and inhumane treatment. Please check this site for upcoming details.

Note that clinicians participating in the Connection's provider network receive priority in registration for training workshops, and that there is no cost for therapists currently seeing a Connection client. For all others, there will be a charge for the workshop, and we welcome those providers to consider seeing a Connection-referred client in the future.

To join the Connection contact list and receive workshop announcements and information about other relevant opportunities and resources, please email [email protected], 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 [email protected], 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 Straus Foundation; the Krieger Fund; the Jewish Women's Giving Foundation; and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield.