Human Rights Clinic Bay Area California Training

When:6/3/17, 9:00am - 3:30pm
Where:UC Hastings College of Law- 198 McAllister Street San Francisco, CA 94102

The Human Rights Clinic will be holding a forensic evaluation training for new volunteers in the Bay Area in California on Saturday, June 3.

We are seeking licensed physicians and mental health professionals (e.g., MD, PhD, PsyD, LCSW) to join our national network of volunteers who provide forensic evaluations for survivors of torture and human rights abuses applying for immigration relief.  This training will focus on providing evaluations for child and adolescent as well as adult survivors of human rights abuses.

The training will include a background on the vulnerable migrants seeking immigration relief including unaccompanied migrant children (including the experience of those fleeing Central America); an understanding of the types of immigration relief available to children, adolescents and adults; presentations to train clinicians to evaluate and document the psychological and physical effects of abuse; offer guidance on writing effective affidavits; and train clinicians to conduct needs assessments and refer clients to culturally appropriate services in clients’ communities.

We hope you will join our work in supporting asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants. Given limited space, we ask that applicants have a sincere interest in joining our volunteer network following the training.

Training Fee Information: $100 per licensed clinical trainee (includes HealthRight International training materials & breakfast). $25 for students / other professionals (space permitted). Group rates are available, please inquire with our staff.

5 CME credits approved through the American Academy of Family Physicians.

5 social work CE credits approved through NASW.

To reserve a spot please send an email to Josh Arshonsky at For prospective volunteers, please send a Volunteer Application in an email with the subject line: “Volunteer Application.” If you wish to attend as an observer, please RSVP with the subject line “RSVP Training 6/3.” Once approved, further payment instructions will be provided. For questions regarding the training and our program, please contact Karin Johnson, Program Associate, at or 212-992-6129.