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Mental Health Needs of Refugees

February 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Webinar | Mental Health Needs of Refugees 

This webinar will focus on:

 Basic concepts of refugee mental health needs and experiences in the U.S.

 Concrete ways for providers to improve their confidence and capabilities in working with refugee populations

 Provide strategies for improving mental health outcomes of refugee patients and clients


SPEAKER: Alyssa Clayden, MSW, LISW, PhD Candidate

Alyssa has been working in the field of refugee mental health for 20 years in a variety of roles across five continents. Alyssa is a licensed independent social worker, a member of Physicians for Human Rights, and a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa with a research focus in refugee mental health. She is also the Executive Director of ABC’d Therapy & Consultation, an agency that provides trans-cultural education, research, and technical assistance for agency diversity and equity outcomes, as well as education in increasing provider skills and resiliency to improve health and mental health outcomes.



1. Increase understanding of refugee mental health needs in the U.S.

2. Increase capacity of service providers and health care students to promote and support the mental health needs of refugees in the U.S.

3. Discuss how mental health is impacted by cultural norms, beliefs, and experiences refugees bring with them to the U.S.

4. Describe strategies designed to improve mental health outcomes among refugee communities



1 Entry Level CHES Category 1 continuing education contact hour (CECH) has been applied for through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). If you are seeking a CHES/MCHES CECH, it will be FREE for all IA SOPHE members. This may be a great be to join IA SOPHE! For non‐IA SOPHE members, the cost for the CHES/MCHES CECH is $10.00. To submit payment, please go to https://www.iowasophe.org/membership and click on CHES/MCHES CECH.



February 25, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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