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Asylum Training, June 10, 2017

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mount Sinai Hospital
Annenberg Building 13-01 (13th floor)
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
United States

Physicians for Human Rights Is Offering a Spring Continuing Education Training
In partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital

Introduction to Forensic Documentation of Trauma:
Evaluating Immigrant Survivors of Torture and Ill Treatment

Physical and psychological evaluations can help survivors fleeing persecution rebuild their lives safely in the United States. This training will provide an opportunity for health professionals to learn from experienced psychologists, physicians, and legal experts about the skills necessary to document evidence of torture and other human rights abuses.

Physicians, Psychologists, Licensed Graduate/Clinical Social Workers and Licensed Graduate/Clinical Professional Counselors are welcome to attend. Opportunities to volunteer will be facilitated by PHR at the training and in the months following; we ask that attendees make a commitment to engage in PHR’s work. Mastery of human rights documentation comes with practice, and post-training volunteer opportunities will allow for continued professional development.

Training Highlights:

  • Human rights law, immigration law, and the importance of health professionals and forensic documentation in the immigration process
  • Physical and psychological evidence of torture and other human rights abuses
  • Effective medical‐legal documentation, including affidavit writing and oral testimony
  • Best practices for collaboration between health professionals and attorneys

The registration fee includes the following::

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • A copy of the "Examining Asylum Seekers" manual - a $45 value
  • Training materials

Applications for Elective CME Credits from the AAFP will be filed.

For more information, please contact

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