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Asylum Network Trainings

UPCOMING TRAINING: We are conducting a two-part webinar training for child and adolescent mental health professionals on Wednesday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 17. This training is designed for mental health clinicians who are interested in working with Physicians for Human Rights to document psychological trauma in immigrant children – specifically the thousands of children who have escaped violence and abuse in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, and are seeking asylum in the United States. Find more information and registration details 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.

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

If you’d like to be notified of future training opportunities, please continue to check this page or email us at to be added to our Asylum Program email list.