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Educational Conference | Rachel Robitz, MD | Topic: Improving the Health of People Who Have Been Trafficked

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Rachel Robitz, MD

Title: Improving the Health of People Who Have Been Trafficked

Location: WebEx

Learning Objectives:

  1.  Define human trafficking
  2. Discuss the structural factors that put someone at risk of trafficking and impact their ability to recover from trafficking
  3. Discuss a healthcare provider’s role in improving the well-being of trafficking survivors

About the Speaker:

Rachel Robitz, MD is the Medical Director of Turning Point Community Program’s Mental Health Urgent Care Clinic, a walk-in safety net clinic in Sacramento, CA. She also works as a Family medicine/Psychiatry physician providing care for unhoused populations at Sacramento County Health Center. She is volunteer clinical faculty at UC Davis where she revamped their year-long PGY-2 community psychiatry series into a course taught by a multidisciplinary team including a public mental health administrator and a consumer of public mental health services. She consults on human trafficking and health for HHS’ Office of Trafficking in Persons and as an expert witness in cases involving human trafficking. She completed residency in combined family medicine and psychiatry and a fellowship in community psychiatry at UC San Diego. She was previously the Program Director for UC Davis’ Family Medicine/Psychiatry residency. She has published and presented extensively on human trafficking and health. Her advocacy efforts have centered improving the wellbeing of people who have experienced violence through re-examining mandated reporting laws.

CV – Rachel Robitz, MD


Reading List:

Robitz, R., Asera, A., Nguyen, P., Gordon, M., Coverdale, J., Stoklosa, H., & Chisolm-Straker, M. (2022). An annotated bibliography on human trafficking for the mental health clinicianJournal of Psychiatric Practice®28(3), 218-226.

Powell, C., Asbill, M., Louis, E., & Stoklosa, H. (2018). Identifying gaps in human trafficking mental health service provisionJournal of Human Trafficking4(3), 256-269.

Salami, T., Gordon, M., Coverdale, J., & Nguyen, P. T. (2018). What therapies are favored in the treatment of the psychological sequelae of trauma in human trafficking victims?Journal of Psychiatric Practice®24(2), 87-96.

Webex Information:
Join link: https://uwmadison.webex.com/uwmadison/j.php?MTID=m74bd747a9739c3a8f9625673e16f5c14
Webinar number: 2630 469 7393
Webinar password: ROBITZ (762489 from phones and video systems)

About the Series:

The Educational Conference series is a series of lectures designed to provide clinically useful information to the practicing psychiatrist (faculty or trainee).  Every 1 to 2 months an intra- or extra-departmental speaker is invited to speak on a topic of interest selected by current faculty.  This educational series is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.  Continue Medical Education units (CME’s) are available to eligible attendees.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 continuing education units (CEUs) or 1 hour.


February 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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