Refugee Mental Health Trainings

Providing Trauma Informed Mental Health Treatment to Refugees:
A Certificate Training Program

MCC Refugee Services is pleased to announce this much-anticipated three part training. Clinicians may register for one, two or all three trainings. Those who complete the three session series will receive a Certificate of Specialized Training in Refugee Mental Health and will be eligible to be listed in the   Refugee Healing Resources Database and receive refugee client referrals.

June 20, 2014 (past):  Developing Clinician Skills in Working with Interpreters

September 12, 2014:   Refugee Mental Health in Minnesota
          This training will provide mainstream mental health providers with an overview of the refugee
          resettlement process, an understanding of the empirical research on refugee mental health, and the
          experience of the  “disconnect” between refugee mental health “evidence” and the reality
          encountered in working cross-culturally with refugee clients.  Learning will be both experiential and
          cognitive, utilizing demonstrations, panels, the arts and didactic presentations.
Trainers:    Sue Johnston, LICSW
Additional mental health professionals (to be announced) who are working with refugee clients
                             Early Registration by August 15: $150
                             Registration after August 29: $175
                             Click to Register Online for the September 12th Training

September 26, 2014:   Cross-Cultural, Trauma-Informed Mental Health Assessment,
                                          Diagnosis and Treatment for Refugees
          Bring your DSM! This training will discuss the nuts and bolts of assessing diagnosing and treating
          refugee clients in a mental health setting.  Using case studies, the morning will focus on practicing
          the use of specific cross-cultural tools to assess and diagnose refugee clients.  You will learn how
          to be a cultural broker between the refugee culture and the medical/mental health culture. In the
          afternoon you will learn 5 best practices in working with refugee clients in a trauma informed way.
          A panel of providers, modifying evidence-based practices, will discuss successful treatment
          approaches to working with refugee clients.
Trainers:    Sue Johnston, LICSW
Additional mental health professionals (to be announced) who are working with refugee clients
                             Early Registration by August 29: $150
                             Registration after September 12: $175
                             Click to Register Online for the September 26th Training

Sue Johnston, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, working with the Karen Organization of Minnesota as well as a consultant and trainer on refugee mental health in Minnesota.

CEU Certificates will be provided at the end of each training day.

Sign up early for reduced fees. Space is limited!

For Questions:
Contact Liz Anderson, LICSW at liz.anderson@mnchurches.org or at 612.230.3249

 

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