Monthly Archives: June 2012

How does a clinical evaluation strengthen an immigration case?

There are many ways in which a psychosocial evaluation can strengthen a client’s asylum or other type of immigration case. Listed below are a few: Corroboration of a client’s story by an outside source Provide detailed explanation of a client’s mental … Continue reading

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Why have your evaluation completed by a clinical social worker??

In this article about types of clinical evaluations that are often used to support immigration cases ( it is noted that many of the tests used by clinical psychologists in their evaluations with immigrants are not appropriate with this … Continue reading

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Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care

One of the community agencies I most commonly refer clients to is Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care.  With several DC locations as well as a clinic in Silver Spring and Adelphi, Maryland, Mary’s Center offers an array of … Continue reading

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Female-specific trauma evaluations

One of the specialized types of evaluations I conduct are with women who have undergone Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) procedures.  These brutal mutilations are still performed, according to the World Health Organization, in 28 countries, mainly in Africa and the … Continue reading

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Domestic Abuse Evaluations

The Violence against Women Act (VaWA), passed in 1994, allows spouses who were filing for their legal status through their marriage to a US citizen, and were abused during this marriage, to file for their legal status independently.  My evaluations … Continue reading

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