The Asylum Process: Interdisciplinary Responses to Multifaceted Challenges
The National Capacity Building (NCB) Project at the Center for Victims of Torture is pleased to announce a half-day virtual training “The Asylum Process: Interdisciplinary Responses to Multifaceted Challenges”.
This half-day training will focus on the complexities of the asylum process from both a legal and therapeutic standpoint. Attendees will be made aware of some of the basics of asylum law, as well as recent changes and the “shifting sands” of policy. We will discuss the challenges associated with providing therapeutic services for recently arrived asylum seekers as well as those who have been in the US for many years and are stuck in the affirmative asylum backlog. Best practices for doing asylum evaluations – whether a one-time biopsychosocial evaluation, or an evaluation provided by a treating clinician – will be covered. Lastly, we will speak about advocacy; both for people and programs who are new to the field, as well as current stakeholders in our community are pushing forward in specified areas.