Keywords: Forensic Psychology | Assessment | Cross Cultural / Cultural Differences
Presentation Type: Workshop
Level of Familiarity: Basic
Unique and timely opportunity:
Be sure to include this workshop. It is now open for FREE to all that attend.
Unauthorized immigrants living in the United States are increasing the focus for capture and deportation. Immigration laws provide exceptions to deportation when the individual (or qualified family members) would suffer extreme hardship; suffers spousal abuse (Violence Against Women Act); faces immediate danger or death (political asylum); or was the victim of a serious crime in the U.S. and meets other requirements. Psychologists play a significant role in these cases by conducting assessments and providing expert testimony. This workshop will review the immigration laws; relevant psychological issues; ethical issues; assessment and reporting; and being an expert witness.
Earn 3 continuing education credits
Recommended Reading: Cervantes, J. M., MejÃa, O. L., & Mena, A. G. (2010). Serial migration and the assessment of extreme and unusual psychological hardship with undocumented Latina/o families. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 32(2), 275-291. doi:10.1177/0739986310366286
INS v. Hector, 479 U.S. 85; 107 S. Ct. 379; 93 L. Ed. 2d 326; 1986 U.S. LEXIS 19; 55 U.S.L.W. 3351 (Supreme Court of the United States, 1986)
INS v. JONG HA WANG, 450 U.S. 139; 101 S. Ct. 1027; 67 L. Ed. 2d 123; 1981 U.S. LEXIS 71(Supreme Court of the United States, 1981)
Stutman, G., & Brady-Amoon, P. (2011). Supporting Dependant Relatives of Undocumented Immigrants through Psychological Hardship Evaluations. Journal Of Forensic Psychology Practice, 11(5), 369-390.
Vaisman-Tzachor, R. (2012). Psychological evaluations in federal immigration courts: Fifteen years in the making—lessons learned. The Forensic Examiner, 21(2), 42-53.
Private Clinician/Adjunct Associate Professor
New York Psychological Wellness, PC/St. Johns University
Saturday, November 18
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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