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2021 WORKSHOP

Immigration Mental Health Evaluations

Psychological, Legal and Cultural Factors

Workshop Information:

Date & Time:  October 8 & 15  2021  9 am -12 noon

Location:         Virtual Live Workshop

Presenters:      Lynn Moore, Ph.D.   Executive Director of IMPACT Immigration,

                         IMPACT Team members

Registration:   Complete Registration form

Fee                  $700 

Payment:         Credit cards accepted 

Cancellations/Refunds: up to 7 days prior to event. No registration deadline.

CE:                   6 intermediate CEs available by Commonwealth Educational Seminars.

                          Participants can verify CE requirements with their state licensing boards.

 

Workshop Description:

High quality mental health evaluations are a core component of an immigrant’s application for legal status. This 2 half-day workshop provides training for licensed mental health professionals in Immigration Psychological Evaluations. The workshop focuses on the skills required to conduct high quality mental health evaluations for immigrants and refugees.

The workshop will address:

  • Introduction to immigration evaluation work

  • Conceptual foundations (psycholegal, social justice and cross-cultural considerations)

  • Immigration reform update

  • The evaluation process

  • Specific immigration legal applications

    • Political Asylum, Extreme Hardship, Violence Against Women, Human Trafficking,

             Victim of a Crime, N648 and others

  • Evaluation methodology

  • Cross cultural assessment and trauma-informed interviewing

  • Telehealth evaluation and assessment

  • Working with interpreters, attorneys, referral sources

  • Report writing skills

  • Advanced topics overview: testifying in court, building a practice specialty

Workshop offered by IMPACT Immigration Psychology Access Team www.impactimmigration.org

IMPACT Immigration is a 501c3 non-profit. Our mission is to provide high quality psychological evaluations for low income immigrants.

 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will identify legal and mental health concepts in immigration evaluations.

2. Participants will identify five immigration evaluation types and describe one assessment used      to assess psychological functioning for each type of evaluation.

3. Participants will be able to explain the difference between advocacy and presenting clinical          data and demonstrate how this informs report writing and court testimony for immigration              purposes. 

4. Participants will explain trauma-informed assessment and interviewing skills.

5. Participants will identify two areas for further skill development related to conducting mental health evaluations for immigration purposes.

CE information:

Continuing Education Credit is pending through Commonwealth Educational Seminars for the

following professions:

Psychologists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association

to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars

maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE

CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for

this program and its content.

Social Workers:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for

Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social

Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

If applicable: Social Workers – New York State

Commonwealth Educational Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education

Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for

licensed social workers. #SW-0444.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are

covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

For further information please contact:

Commonwealth Educational Seminars, 1 (800) 376-3345, CommonwealthSeminars@gmail.com.

 

There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.