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THE IMPACT™ TEAM

Dr. Moore is a licensed psychologist in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological evaluations for immigrants and adult psychotherapy with diverse populations. Dr. Moore earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed her clinical internship at Mass General Hospital. Through post-doctoral training she became a Qualified Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts. She was a psychology instructor and clinical supervisor at Harvard Medical School for many years. She is past president of the Oregon Psychological Association.

Dr. Moore is fluent in Spanish and German and has pursued a long-standing career in cross- cultural psychology. In her psychotherapy and forensic psychology practice she works with adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complex relationship issues. Immigration psychology is an additional area of expertise. She has conducted psychological evaluations for immigrants for many years and has expertise in the psychological documentation of the immigrant experience which becomes part of their legal case.

In addition to providing direct service, Dr. Moore is an educator, trainer and supervisor. She currently runs a training program in immigration psychology for early career multi-cultural mental health professionals and provides ongoing consultation to clinicians involved in this work.

Dr. Moore’s unique understanding of the immigrant experience has also been an integral part her personal life. She has lived in other countries and is the daughter of a child refugee from WWII. This history combined with her expertise creates an integrated and passionate commitment to the work of immigration psychology through direct service and education. She is the founder and president of the Immigration Psychology Access Team, a non-profit organization that provides high quality psychological evaluations for low income immigrants.

Dr. Moore is a licensed psychologist in Portland, Oregon. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological evaluations for immigrants and adult psychotherapy with diverse populations. Dr. Moore earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed her clinical internship at Mass General Hospital. Through post-doctoral training she became a Qualified Forensic Psychologist in Massachusetts. She was a psychology instructor and clinical supervisor at Harvard Medical School for many years. She is past president of the Oregon Psychological Association.

Dr. Moore is fluent in Spanish and German and has pursued a long-standing career in cross- cultural psychology. In her psychotherapy and forensic psychology practice she works with adults struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and complex relationship issues. Immigration psychology is an additional area of expertise. She has conducted psychological evaluations for immigrants for many years and has expertise in the psychological documentation of the immigrant experience which becomes part of their legal case.

In addition to providing direct service, Dr. Moore is an educator, trainer and supervisor. These skills are integrated into her leadership of IMPACT Immigration where licensed mental health professionals learn to provide high quality psychological evaluations for immigration purposes. She provides ongoing consultation to clinicians involved in this work.

Dr. Moore’s unique understanding of the immigrant experience has also been an integral part her personal life. She has lived in other countries and is the daughter of a child refugee from WWII. This history combined with her expertise creates an integrated and passionate commitment to the work of immigration psychology through direct service and education. She is the founder and Executive Director of IMPACT™: Immigration Psychology Access Team, a non-profit organization that provides high quality psychological evaluations for low income immigrants.

Dr.  Moore is the recipient of the 2021 Richard M. Ginsburg Outstanding Leadership for Immigration Rights Award.

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Marina Valdez, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Director of Learning and Development

Dr. Valdez is originally from the beautiful border city of El Paso, TX.  She completed her undergraduate education in Psychology and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. She received her master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon Counseling Psychology program. Dr. Valdez completed her internship at Suffolk University Counseling Center in Boston, MA and then her post-doctoral residency at Reed College Health & Counseling Center in Portland, OR. She worked in college mental health for over a decade where she focused on supporting diverse student populations through their college careers. She also has experience working with psychologists and physicians in training, addressing burnout, compassion fatigue, and other career development concerns.

 

Since 2015, Dr. Valdez has offered bilingual psychological services to Spanish-speaking populations in her independent practice. She focuses on multicultural and Latinx psychology using trauma-informed perspectives in her work. Through this, Dr. Valdez was introduced to immigration evaluation work and found that her specialty areas dovetailed uniquely in this work.  In conducting these evaluations, she sees the positive impact that this work has had on improving mental health and general wellness in families. In addition to providing vulnerable populations with important services for immigration-based legal proceedings, these evaluations provide professional support and access to mental health referrals as needed. Dr. Valdez collaborates with other mental health professionals to advance understanding of this specialized work via training and consultation.

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Valerie Yeo, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Yeo is from Singapore, and earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She is currently a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland, OR. Her professional specialties and focus areas include therapy through a multicultural and feminist lens, exploration of identity and context, life transitions, trauma, and mood and anxiety disorders. Dr. Yeo also provides psychological testing from a Therapeutic Assessment lens, and brings this lens to the immigration evaluations she provides, in an effort to help keep families together and decrease the impact of trauma. Additional training in this area is important as the services provided within the field of psychology take place within clients' specific contexts and lived experiences. Training can help providers to foster greater awareness of context, broaden the scope of treatment, and bring more compassion and understanding to this work.

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Dr. Larsen-Sanchez is a bilingual and bi-cultural clinical psychologist with experience working with adults, adolescents and children from diverse backgrounds to address depression, anxiety, trauma, unstable moods, grief, relationship difficulties and problematic behaviors. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology at Pacific University and completed his clinical internship at Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Kaiser Permanente, NW Division and a fellowship in psychoanalysis at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education/NYU School of Medicine.

 
His past research focused on cultural mental health beliefs and attitudes toward formal mental health services among Latinx immigrants. He provides psychological evaluations for immigrant communities. These evaluations reduce cultural and language barriers and the inequities of the health and legal systems often encountered by immigrants.


Vulnerable immigrants receive comprehensive, trauma-informed psychological evaluations that for the purposes of their legal proceedings. IMPACT™ trains mental health professionals to provide culturally responsive, relevant and ethical assessments to a community that is often underserved. In addition to providing evidence that can support fairness in the legal cases of immigrants, these evaluations are often the first
encounter many immigrants have with a mental health professional, which can become a bridge to needed treatments.

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Jessica Beeghly, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Beeghly received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Palo Alto University where she had an area of emphasis in diversity and community mental health.  While in graduate school she participated in cross-cultural research examining the intergenerational transmission of trauma and the attachment/caregiver relationship as a mechanism for trauma transmission across generations.  She completed her internship at Aurora Mental Health Center in Colorado. As part of this training year she had the opportunity to complete a rotation at the Colorado Refugee Wellness Center where she completed assessments and short term therapy with newly arrived refugees from all over the world.  Dr. Beeghly completed her post-doctoral residency at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic with a training emphasis on health psychology and Latinx mental health.  After completing her residency Dr. Beeghly has stayed on at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic as a Behavioral Health Consultant providing brief psychological assessments and interventions with migrant farm workers and their families from Mexico, Central, and South America.  Most recently, she completed additional post-graduate training to become certified as a perinatal mental health specialist and has a specific interest in working with pregnant and postpartum women.  Dr. Beeghly is fluent in Spanish and performs the majority of her clinical work in Spanish. She is currently an evaluator on the Impact™ team and provides consultation to Impact™ trainees. Dr. Beeghly leads the IMPACT N648 Training program to train clinicians in conducting medical disability waivers for the citizenship exam.  Dr. Beeghly participates in the child immigration evaluation program.

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Lane Weeks Dewan, Psy.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Weeks DeWan is a licensed clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon. Her practice focuses on therapeutic assessments and individual counseling for adults, using a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive lens. Dr. Weeks DeWan earned a doctorate from George Fox University’s Graduate School of Clinical Psychology. Her post-doctoral residency focused on completing formal psychological assessments for use in disability determination cases, and psychoeducational evaluations used to assess the potential utility of interventions and eligibility for accommodations. Dr. Weeks DeWan has been employed in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential addiction treatment, college counseling, and private practice. Her clinical experience includes collaborating with clients who present with complex trauma symptoms, addiction, cognitive concerns, anxiety, depression, and psychotic disorders. She completed specialized training to promote cultural competence. Dr. Weeks DeWan taught graduate level courses related to psychometrics, statistics and research design. She provides clinical supervision to doctoral students and post-doctoral residents in psychological assessment. Dr. Weeks DeWan is pleased to be a part of the IMPACT™ team where she conducts psychological evaluations for immigrant legal cases. Dr. Weeks DeWan currently leads the National Training Consultation group.

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Jenjee T. Sengkhammee, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Sengkhammee is a licensed psychologist in private practice who is committed to working with racially and culturally diverse clients. She provides immigration psychological

evaluations, diversity consultation/supervision, and psychotherapy. She approaches her work from a culturally-oriented, interpersonal process, and trauma-informed lens. She earned her master’s (2003) and Ph.D. (2013) in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Madison, where her training emphasized cultural competence in the research and practice of psychology in community mental health, forensic, and college health care settings. 

 

Dr. Sengkhammee is the daughter of Hmong refugees who fled their homeland following the Secret War in Laos in the late 1970’s. She grew up in the Midwest, before moving to Portland, Oregon to complete her post-doctoral residency. Her lived experiences enrich her understanding and expertise working with culturally diverse individuals.

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Erin Winn Oliva, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Erin Winn Oliva is a bilingual (Spanish-English) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon. She has been performing mental health evaluations for immigration cases for over five years. She earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Portland State University and her Bachelors Degree in Spanish from the University of Washington. She completed an internship in Culturally-Sensitive Latinx Trauma Therapy in 2017. Before becoming a social worker she was a legal assistant for many years at a top immigration law firm in Portland, and therefore has extensive knowledge of immigration legal processes. She has experience providing counseling to adults experiencing severe mental illness, addiction, and houselessness, and experience working with families, couples, and teenagers. Ms. Winn Oliva believes in the healing power of individuals sharing their personal story in a safe, confidential space, and strives to make her evaluation process an empowering experience for her clients. She approaches her work with clients through a trauma-informed perspective. 

Ms. Winn Oliva organizes internal trainings for the IMPACT team. 

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Gabrielle Baker, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Gabrielle Baker received her Master of Social Work from Portland State University in 2000 and has been working in the mental health field for over 20 years. She has a broad spectrum of experience evaluating and treating psychological conditions in a variety of settings including college mental health clinics, inpatient psychiatric units, emergency room care, community-based behavioral health clinics, and primary care medical settings. Ms. Baker was trained in psychological assessment and diagnosis through Cascadia Behavioral healthcare where she completed over 500 diagnostic assessment evaluations over the course of 3 years. She has been trained specifically in Immigration Psychological Evaluation through the IMPACT™ program. She has additional post-graduate training in complex trauma, emotion focused therapy, acceptance commitment therapy, and anti-racism. Ms. Baker has initiated and participated in a child immigration evaluation program at IMPACT. 

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Bianca Brambila
Program Coodinator

Bianca joined our team after graduating from George Fox University with a B.A. in Psychology. While at George Fox University she had the opportunity to travel to the remote areas of Peru to help facilitate research. She is bilingual, fluent in both Spanish and English. Bianca is passionate about social issues and strives to continue her work in the community. 

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Beverly Nicholson, Ph.D     President

John Dooney, J.D.              Secretary

Christina Renck                  Treasurer

Diego Guevara                   Board Member

Susannah Castle, Psy.D.

Bonnie Comfort, Ph.D.

Pilar Hernandez, Ph.D.

Giulia Leggett, MD

Kellie Supriano, LPC

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2021

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS AWARD

AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION