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Lost in a New Land: Conducting Psychological Evaluations for At-Risk Immigrants

ID: 7214

Each year, thousands of individuals fleeing persecution in their homelands come to the United States requesting asylum. Many are immigrants fleeing torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual violence. In Immigration proceedings, the lawyers for undocumented immigrants can often argue their case better if support by a robust psychological evaluation. The psychological evaluation can clarify the immigrant's credibility and substantiate their experiences through documenting the effects of abuse, discrimination, torture, or the extreme hardship of being separated from their family. Those who would benefit from these psychological evaluations would include: unaccompanied child refugees, immigrant victims of domestic violence, survivors of human sex trafficking; victims of torture, women fearful of the honor killing declaration made by male family members, or Americans citizens suffering extreme hardship if their family is separated and family members are deported. At the conclusion of this workshop participants will gain an understanding of the prevalence, socio-political context and bio psychosocial impact of torture and other traumatic experiences that cause individuals and families to flee their countries. Participants will also gain understanding of appropriate assessment strategies, conducting a psychological evaluation, the immigration process within U.S. procedural law, and services needed by trauma survivors as they struggle to rebuild their lives and become contributing members of the community.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Julie Roebuck, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Understanding Sexual Harassment: The Not-So Hidden Acts of Privilege and Power

ID: 4207

Sexual harassment is a prevalent and pervasive social epidemic that has a devastating impact on our community. This workshop will increase your understanding about the dynamics of sexual harassment, the relationship with privilege and power, and its varied faces while increasing your awareness about appropriate responses and interventions. The workshop will use dynamic interactive breakout sessions and audiovisual tools to explore the psychological impact, aftermath and empowerment strategies for survivors of sexual harassment. The workshop will explore appropriate responses for survivors as they disclose or report in the media, within social work classrooms, in private practice settings, in agency settings, and within your communities. Countertransference exercises will be utilized to examine the impact of power and control on social workers.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Social/Cultural

Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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