Tag Archives: asylum

Human Trafficking (T visas)

Another type of evaluation I often perform are human trafficking assessments (T Visas).  In conducting these evaluations, I hear stories of people who were lured to the United States with promises of a brighter future and lucrative job opportunities.  However, … Continue reading

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NY Times Article on depression in developing nations

I wanted to share this interesting article about the prevalence of depression in countries where poverty is rampant and often there is political strife.  Not surprising that depression rates are high when people are impoverished, feel they have no way … Continue reading

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Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

If you are working with trauma survivors, Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma is an excellent resource for support services. http://www.astt.org/ From their website: In your country, did you ever experience violence or fear for your life because of … Continue reading

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What to look for in a clinical evaluator for an immigration case:

Look for a therapist (Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Psychologist) who has experience  doing clinical evaluations specifically for immigration purposes. A good evaluator will be able to create an open and sharing environment for the client.  Sometimes this is … 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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Reflections on working with asylum seekers:

Having worked for over 15 years as a licensed clinical social worker, I have repeatedly been reminded of how grateful I am for the good things in my life.  My work reminds me not to take for granted for my … Continue reading

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Susan Jacobson website

Thanks so much to Susan Jackobson for having two links to my website on hers.  You can access her website at http://www.susanejacobsonnp.com/.  This website if full of information for those who work with immigrants, including definitions of terms used in … Continue reading

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