As many as 100 million people in the world today have migrated to other countries as a result of war, poverty or just the dream of a better life. As the number of immigrants has increased, so has controversy about immigration policies resulting in calls to action for mental health professionals to provide services to immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.
Proceedings in immigration courts are typically complex legal cases that require thorough knowledge of relevant legislation and international humanitarian treaties. Their complexity extends to the psychological factors occurring parallel to the legal proceedings. An emotionally and physically strenuous migration process, along with various levels of exposure to trauma prior to relocation, as well as the experience of being apprehended and detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facilities are typical components of current asylum cases. Mental health providers may be required to provide services to immigrants, asylum seekers, or refugees in a variety of roles, and at different points throughout the course of legal proceedings and case management.
In this innovative On Demand training series, international subject matter expert and member of the American Psychological Association Refugee Mental Health Resource Network, Dr. Mihaela Dranoff, will provide comprehensive and practical workshops to aid attendees in maximizing their efficacy in serving immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and their families. Covering key topic areas, such as screening, assessment, and case management planning in the context of immigration and asylum seeking, using culturally-sensitive techniques in the context of court proceedings, applying trauma-informed strategies and much more, this training series will equip you with new skills and professional insights.
This training series is appropriate for Forensic Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, and Mental Health Counselors.
Each course in this emerging series can be completed at your convenience, and the entire series is scheduled to be eligible for over 50 hours of Continuing Education Credit from over 150 professional organizations.
More cost-effective and time-efficient than attending an in-person workshop but covering the same content, these innovative On Demand trainings are the first-of-their-kind.
Why Train With GIFR?
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Domestic Violence Victim Evaluations in Asylum Proceedings
The Psychological Assessment of LGBTQ Asylum Seekers
The specifics of conducting psychological assessments of asylum seekers victims of persecution and/or torture due to sexual orientation.
Conducting psychological assessments for asylum applicants’ victims of persecution and/or torture due to religious beliefs
Conducting psychological assessments of asylum seekers victims of political persecution and/or torture
Conducting psychological assessments of special immigrant juveniles (SIG) with a focus on the trauma of neglect and abuse
Conducting psychological assessments of U visa and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) applicants
Conducting psychological assessment of asylum seekers victims of gang violence
Assessing capacity to stand trial in asylum proceedings
Malingering assessment in immigration-related psychological assessments
Ethical and cultural issues in immigration-related psychological assessments
Report writing and expert witness testimony for immigration court
The psychological assessment of CAT (Convention Against Torture) applicants
Trauma assessment in the context of migration and separation from primary caregivers
Secondary trauma awareness and self-care for professionals conducting immigration-related trauma assessments
Psychological assessment of victims of institutional abuse – a historical and ecological approach