Join the Conversation

Tuesday, July 7th to Wednesday, September 30th

Please join us in an online, open forum on telehealth. NCB is providing an opportunity for clinicians to ask each other questions, share observations and adapted telehealth protocols for the SoT population via an online forum and technical exchange. This conversation will be a forum for peer-led informational exchange. NCB staff will assist in facilitating and monitoring the conversation.

Directions: Please watch Eugene Augusterfer’s presentation and interview Telemedicine in Mental Health first. Then feel free to join us in this open forum. All are welcome to join this forum, whether you have an account on or not. For more information on using the forum, please read the directions on the first post. Please keep your comments respectful, relevant, factual, and do not share identifying information about clients per client privacy and HIPAA regulations. This forum will be open from July 6, 2020 through September 30, 2020.

The National Capacity Building Project offers remote consultations to meet pressing issues at torture survivor programs and refugee-serving organizations, that take place in two ways: through extensive and repeated contact about a broad issue (e.g. evaluation) or through shorter, targeted consultations on a specific topic (e.g. HIPAA compliance).  Through our consultations, we will work with you to identify your needs and priorities, and then offer guidance on how to approach a particular issue or need within your program or organization.  We use a strengths-based, supportive approach when offering consultations, understanding that each torture survivor program faces its own unique challenges, understands its needs the best, and that change can only come from within a program. Because we work with 40 torture survivor programs as well as refugee-serving organizations, these consultations are limited in scope and duration.

NCB will also offer one two-day on-site consultation per year to torture survivor programs on the topics of integrated care, clinical skills development, evaluation, or holistic sustainability. These consultations will consist of pre-and post-phone consultations, the onsite visit, and a follow-up report with recommendations and resources at the conclusion of the visit. To be eligible for an onsite consultation, a torture survivor program must either be funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Survivors of Torture Program or be a member of the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs.  

To request a consultation please email us at or directly to Ann Lundberg.