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.

2019 Trainings:

September 8: Harvard Student Human Rights Collaborative in Boston, MA. Register here.

September 14: Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights in New York, NY (livestream available). Register here.

September 21: Philadelphia Human Rights Clinic in Philadelphia, PA. Register here.

September 28: Brown Human Rights Asylum Clinic in Providence, RI. Register here.

September 28: Los Angeles Human Rights Initiative. (At capacity)

October 5: Human Rights Initiative at the University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. Register here.

October 20: Georgetown University Asylum Clinic Training in Washington, D.C. Register here.

October 26: Columbia University Human Rights Initiative Training in New York, NY. Register here.

November 2: University of Arizona Asylum Training in Tucson , AZ. Register here.

November 9: Chicago Human Rights Collaborative in Chicago, IL. 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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