Asylum and Persecution | Asylum Network Trainings

PHR Trainings and Webinars for Health Professionals

PHR’s Asylum Program offers basic and advanced trainings for health professionals to learn how to apply their clinical skills to support asylum applications. These all-day trainings are held a minimum of two times each year and often offer continuing education credits for physicians, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers. We require all new network members to attend a training prior to taking on their first case, unless they have relevant forensic experience.

Upcoming Virtual Trainings

November 19: Georgetown University School of Medicine Asylum Program. 10:15 AM – 4:30 PM EST. Register here.

November 19: Baylor College of Medicine. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST. Register here.

November 20: Columbia Human Rights Initiative Asylum Clinic. 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM EST (In addition to an asynchronous self-paced training). Register here.

Upcoming In-Person Trainings

October 22: NYU School of Medicine Asylum Clinic. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT. Register here.

November 6: Downstate Asylum Clinic. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST. Register here.

Self-Paced Virtual Trainings

Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights Fall Trainings: Register here.

Asylum Medicine Training Introductory Curriculum: A comprehensive online course created by a national collaboration of over 80 experts from 40 institutions and featuring peer-reviewed best practices in asylum medicine. Register here.


Training Highlights:

  • Human rights law, asylum law, and the critical role of the health professional and forensic documentation in immigration cases
  • Physical and psychological evidence of torture and other human rights abuses
  • Effective medical-legal documentation, including affidavit writing
  • Best practices for collaboration between health professionals and attorneys
  • Meeting and networking with other human rights-minded health professionals

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