Asylum Network Trainings
Upcoming Asylum Training in New York City
The Columbia Human Rights Initiative at Columbia University will be holding a Basic Training in Physician and Psychological Evaluations of Asylum Seekers on Sunday, November 8. Attendance at this training will satisfy the training component for clinicians interested in becoming members of the Asylum Network at Physicians for Human Rights. Registration and additional information can be found here.
The Asylum Program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 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.
- 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
If you’d like to be notified of future training opportunities, please continue to check this page or email us at email@example.com to be added to our Asylum Program email list.