Walking Together: An Introduction to Clinical Work with Refugees and Survivors of Torture, Part 1

Presented by Amber Gray, LPCC, MPH, MA, BC-DMT Dates, Times, and Locations

April 21, 2017 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Albuquerque, NM


By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Participants will have an overview and framework with which to better understand the complex issues arising in clinical work with refugees and survivors of torture.
2. Participants will understand self-care as an ethical requirement of work with refugees and survivors.
3. Participants will understand the benefits and risks of empathy in psychotherapy with refugees and survivors of torture.
4. Participants will learn one compassion-based, self-care skill.
Participants will be introduced to the unique community, social, and health/ mental health issues that can exist within a community of people displaced by extreme hardship, war, organized violence, and human rights abuses.
6. Participants will have increased skills to assess refugees presenting with mental health, social, functional, and adjustment issues.


The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please direct registration forms or questions to Karen Gonzales. Karen may be reached by email at Karen.Gonzales@state.nm.us or telephone at 505-476-3076. There is no cost for the training and CE credits in social work, counseling, and psychology will be provided for attending. Details on how to claim CEs will be provided during the presentation.