Immigration Mental Health Evaluations
Psychological, Legal and Cultural Factors
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
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.
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.
6 CE credit hours
Participants must verify CE eligibility with their state licensing boards.