Upcoming Training Workshops/Events

On Saturday, March 14th, 2020,  the Intercultural Counseling Connection will present the clinical training workshop “Walking Together: Cultural and Contextual Issues in Refugee Mental Health.” This is a reprise of the Connection’s “foundational” workshop on providing mental health services for refugees, asylum-seekers, and other trauma-affected forced migrants.

This training is presented in collaboration with Inspirit Counseling Services for co-sponsorship of continuing education units, and with the generous hosting support of the Loyola Clinical Centers (Belvedere Square, Baltimore).

For mental health providers with limited clinical experience working with forced migrant clients, this session is required for participation in the Connection’s professional support and referral network. For counselors already involved with the Connection, this workshop offers a valuable opportunity for ongoing learning and exchange.

Please note that this workshop will be free for members of the Connection clinical network (i.e., therapists who have accepted Connection pro bono client referrals). Members will also receive priority in registration. There will be a $75 fee for other providers.

* For more information and to register for this workshop, please click on the following link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WalkingTogether2020-Connection

The Intercultural Counseling Connection network welcomes the participation of Maryland-licensed mental health professionals who are willing to accept at least one pro bono counseling referral per year through the Connection. If you are not already a Connection member, please consider becoming one.

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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Intercultural Counseling Connection trainings are intended for licensed mental health professionals who are dedicated to providing culturally responsive services for forced migrants-- refugees, asylum seekers, or trauma-affected immigrants of other status.

Members of the Connection's network of professional support and client referral make a commitment 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 Abell Foundation; the Weinberg Foundation; the Straus Foundation; the Krieger Fund; the Jewish Women's Giving Foundation; and the Baltimore Community Foundation.