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.
February 29: Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Register here.
March 21: Columbia Human Rights Initiative Asylum Clinic in New York, New York. (Offered via live-stream) Register here.
March 29: NYMC Center for Human Rights, Valhalla, New York. (Cancelled)
April 19: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC. (Offered via live-stream). Register here.
- 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