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Webinars (all topics)

Webinars are seminars held on the web on serving survivors of torture. To see lists of webinars by topic please use the topic menu at the top of the page. Some of the webinars are available to members only, and you will have to log in to see all the webinars.
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Demonstrating Client Improvement to Yourself and Others: Setting up an Evaluation System to Succeed

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Greg Vinson provides a step-by-step guide to set up a data system to measure improvement in your clients. (This webinar is part 1 of a three part series.) He distinguishes continuous and categorical measures, and discusses the need to narrow your definition of a measure (goal, objective, or indicator) that you use to evaluate an outcome. He reviews steps to set up a database within Excel, including how to name variables and set up client records. He notes the need for regular intervals of collection and systematic methods to track administration of measures. Attachments for this webinar include an Excel tracking tool, to monitor administration of measures, and an Excel spreadsheet template to record client data.

Vocational Rehabilitation with Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 30 July 2008


Piwowarczyk, et al. “Vocational Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors.” BCRHHR. Boston, MA: 2004. (funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement)

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Piwowarczyk, L., Clark, G., Caballes, N. Vocational Considerations in Immigrants (2007). In: Walker, P. & E. Barnett (Eds.) Immigrant Medicine.  Saunders Elsevier: Philadelphia, 699-701. Book available for purchase from and other booksellers.



Managing Primary Healthcare for Torture Survivors

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Note: Documents referenced in this presentation are attached.

Backgrounder on New Iraqi Arrivals

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Specific Cultural and Evidence-based Practices for the Treatment of Torture Survivors: Part 2 of the Mollica Series

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Before listening to the webinar, we recommend that you read the following attached articles:

  • PowerPoint of the San Diego Institute
  • Cochrane Collaboration Information
  • Review of EMDR by the Cochrane Collaboration