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Immigration Mental Health Evaluations

Psychological, Legal and Cultural Factors

The next live workshop will be offered in 2025.

The 2023 workshop is available for purchase in video form.

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Fee: $700 including 6 CE  (CEs available for live workshop only.)

Workshop Description:

High quality mental health evaluations are a core component of an immigrant’s application for legal status. This full 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

Immigration Mental Health Evaluations: Psychological, Legal, and Cultural Factors has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. IMPACT Immigration is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-4170.

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

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