148: Psychological Assessment of Undocumented Immigrants---Intersection of Practice, Ethics, and Politics

DAY
August 09, 2014
Time & Place
8 a.m.-11:50 a.m.
Level
Introductory
CE Credits
4
Enrollment Limit
35
Description
While psychology has achieved greater understanding of the cultural complexities of evaluating the psychological needs of immigrants in clinical and educational settings, there is a dearth of resources for psychologists providing professional affidavits to immigration courts and other forensic and judicial/legal settings. This introductory workshop explores the challenges and opportunities for psychologists serving undocumented immigrants. Participants will gain practical tools to discern the professional and ethical use of forensic psychological evaluations for immigration courts and resources to begin acting as informed advocates during the current immigration reform debate.
Learning Objectives
1. Describe the vocabulary and terminology used by immigration courts.
2. Differentiate the types of cases and subsequently the challenges and opportunities of providing psychological evaluations to immigrants.
3. List the roles and diagnostic tools available to psychologists in this setting.
4. Design ways of acting as an advocate for improved social justice and welfare.
Instructor(s)
Douglas C. Ribeiro, PhD, Lipscomb University
Pricing

Enrollments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Advance: April 15-June 30, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $110 $130
Half day (4 hours) $130 $160
Full day (7 hours) $220 $260

Regular: July 1-Aug. 5, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $130 $160
Half day (4 hours) $160 $200
Full day (7 hours) $275 $335

On-site: Aug. 6-10, 2014

Member Non-member
Half day (3 hours) $160 $190
Half day (4 hours) $190 $240
Full day (7 hours) $330 $410