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Collaborating with Mental Health Professionals: Assessments of Torture Survivors Seeking Asylum

Original Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Last Updated: March 27, 2023
Estimated Read Time: < 1 minute

Tip Sheet. (2011, 4 pp.)

Attorneys and mental health professionals frequently share torture‐survivor clients. Effective collaboration can enhance both legal and therapeutic services and ultimately save time for both professionals. Keep in mind that resources vary in different areas depending on the availability of torture treatment centers, forensic experts and pro bono legal programs.

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