Training and mentoring mental health clinicians. The Project provides training, mentoring, and support to mental health professionals so that they can provide high quality forensic mental health evaluations for asylum seekers.
RIWW training is conducted in collaboration with the Justice & Diversity Center of The Bar Association of San Francisco, and Well Clinic, San Francisco. The training helps clinicians understand the asylum application process, the role of mental health evaluations, and how to provide a high quality evaluation and report.
We offer mentoring by connecting mental health professionals who are experienced in providing evaluations with those who have been recently trained. We facilitate the referral process between attorneys seeking evaluations and available mental health professionals.
If you are a mental health professional and would like to attend a training in the Bay Area and join our Project please click on this link, and complete the application form. The next online training will take place in early 2022. We will email information about the upcoming training to all clinicians who have applied to join the Project.
Training immigration attorneys and law students in trauma informed practice. Immigration attorneys and law students who work with asylum seekers are often challenged when working with traumatized individuals. Our training helps immigration attorneys and law students use best practices in interviewing asylum seekers with a history of traumatic events. It also helps attorneys and law students manage secondary trauma that may impact them directly.