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:     All presenters are licensed Psychologists.

                        Lynn Moore, Ph.D.               Executive Director IMPACT Immigration

                        Marina Valdez, Ph.D. Training Director  IMPACT Immigration

                        Lane Weeks DeWan, Psy.D Team Member IMPACT Immigration

Registration:   Complete Registration form

Fee                  $700 

Payment:         Credit cards accepted 

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

CE:                  6 CE hours
                        It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards
                        to verify CE requirements for their state.

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

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:  

 6 CE credit hours 

Participants must verify CE eligibilty with their state licensing boards. 

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