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Introductory Training on Forensic Evaluations of Asylum Seekers

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UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics Auditorium

401 Parnassus Ave.

Auditorium (Room 190)

San Francisco, CA 94143

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The UCSF Department of Psychiatry, UCSF Department of Pediatrics, and UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations are sponsoring a one-day training for health care professionals who want to learn how to provide forensic mental health and/or medical evaluations for asylum seekers.

This multi-disciplinary training will be led by facilitators from the UCSF Trauma Recovery Center, UC Hastings Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, UCSF Department of Pediatrics, UCSF Department of Medicine, and ZSFG Richard Fine People’s Clinic. It will provide an introduction to asylum law, the role of evaluators, forensic assessments, physical examinations, and writing forensic reports.

This free training is open to the community. Though it is primarily targeted at clinical providers, all are welcome to participate.

Please note: Continuing medical education credits are NOT available for this event.


Course Facilitators

  • Cristina Biasetto, LCSW (UCSF Trauma Recovery Center)

  • Hala Borno, MD (UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and UCSF Department of Medicine)

  • J. Raul Gutierrez, MD, MPH (UCSF Department of Pediatrics)

  • Christine Lin, JD, MA (UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies)

  • Suzanne Portnoy, DNP (ZSFG Richard Fine People’s Clinic)

  • Carla Richmond, LCSW (UCSF Trauma Recovery Center)



Schedule (tentative)

9:00-9:10a - Opening remarks
9:10-10:20a - Legal Introduction to Asylum Law and the Role of Evaluators
10:30-12:00p - Forensic Assessments: Clinical Considerations and Assessment Structure
12:00-1:00p - Lunch
1:00-2:20p - Forensic Reports: Sample Reports and Common Issues Relevant to the Write-Up Phase
2:30-4:00p - Physical Examinations: Documenting the Physical Impact of Trauma
4:00-4:30p - Q&A Session
4:30-5:30p - Reception for attendees


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Please contact Adri Jayaratne (adri.jayaratne@ucsf.edu) or Galen Laserson (galen.laserson@ucsf.edu) with any questions about this event.

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UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics Auditorium

401 Parnassus Ave.

Auditorium (Room 190)

San Francisco, CA 94143

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