Psychosocial Assessments can be crucial in deciding the outcome of an immigration case. These assessments provide context into the circumstances that led a person to flee their country of origin and seek asylum in the U.S.; or the terrible consequences that the removal of a parent would have for their spouse, children, and extended family system; or the reasons for a migrant woman not to report the abuse she suffered at the hands of her intimate partner, and so on.
Here are just a few reasons to engage in this work:
- Performing an evaluation provides a rare opportunity to put your professional skills to effect direct advocacy on behalf of someone's life.
- It is also a chance to expand your cultural competency by partnering with and listening to the life journey of individuals that would not normally come to your private practice.
- It expands your professional skills by allowing you to be trained and participate in a semi-forensic setting.
- You will become part of a learning community of professionals and advocates committed to immigration justice.
- For graduates working on their hours, it allows you to accrue hours for your licensure.
If you would like to join us or have any questions, email us.