Providing Psychological and Community-Based Support for Refugees and Displaced Populations - Webinar

Friday, May 12, 2023
The registration period has closed for this event.

1:00 PM-4:00 PM EST


*All proceeds from this CEU Workshop will go towards a scholarship for a social work student at Kent who has undergone displacement or forced migration


Eva Nyerges: Bridging the Gap: How Social Workers Can Support the Needs of Refugees in their Communities

Dr. Susan Rhema: Responding to the Impact of Forced Migration: Motivational Interviewing with Survivors of Trauma

Dr. Lesley Harris: Working in Partnership with Interpreters: Maximizing Connection and Improving Client Outcomes

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed for social workers and will prepare practitioners to better support clients who have undergone displacement or forced migration. Content is appropriate for mental health professionals including, but not limited to, MFTs, Social Workers, and psychologists, and includes the professional application of theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals, couples, families, and beyond.

We will cover three critical interventions that social workers need when working with immigrants, refugees, and displaced populations:
a) integrating existing resources from refugee-serving organizations into one’s practice,
b) using motivational interviewing with survivors of trauma, and
c) working in partnership with interpreters to maximizing connection.
All three presentations are designed to teach skills that will improve client outcomes, and translate across multiple agency settings, including health care, the school system, and community mental health.

Continuing Education

CEU : Hours - 3


Registration: $30.00


*All proceeds from this CEU Workshop will go towards a scholarship for a social work student at Kent who has undergone displacement or forced migration

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Approved by

Kentucky Board of Social Work

Kentucky Board of Licensure for Marriage and Family Therapists


Webinar via Zoom

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The Center for Family and Community Well-Being (CFCWB) advances the well-being of vulnerable populations through the development and dissemination of evidence based practices, technology driven innovations, and research to address complex social problems such as violence and trauma, racism, poverty, injustice, and disparities in health and mental health. The Center seeks to accomplish this mission through three primary domains of activity: 1) Research and Program Evaluation; 2) Training and Professional Development; and 3) Product Development. The Center offers a unique hub for the translation of research into practice and partnership into synergy.

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