The role of the clinician is to perform a comprehensive evaluation of the client’s torture and to identify and document any consequential psychological or physical sequelae to support their asylum case. Clinicians have the ability to work with student scribes, who will take notes during the evaluation, assist with the physical exam, and prepare a draft of the narrative portion of the legal affidavit.
In order to participate, health professionals must attend an Asylum Training hosted by Physicians for Human Rights or HealthRight International. HRI hosts a training every fall.
Clinicians that are able to perform forensic evaluations include: MD, DO, NP, LMHC, LCSW, LICSW, PsyD, PhD, DDS, DMD
Note: Resident physicians are able to perform forensic evaluations once licensed.