Immigration Evaluations: Making a Powerful Impact while Creating a Thriving Practice
Presented by Georgia King, LCSW of the Immigration Evaluation Training Center
Few therapists realize that by providing assessments for immigration legal cases, we can help families stay together and help refugees get asylum. Plus, with reliable referral streams from immigration lawyers, therapists can also create sustainable practices. There’s a huge need for these mental health assessments, and it’s surprisingly easy to get started. There’s no need to have a doctorate, be bilingual, or have any specialized experience. With the right training, therapists can learn how to apply their skills to the unique needs of immigration cases. This webinar outlines the steps a therapist can take to make a powerful difference in the lives of immigrants, while creating a thriving and meaningful private practice.
Learning objectives for the presentation. By the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Identify the three most common types of immigration cases.
2. Understand how a clinical evaluation can provide evidence for an immigration case.
3. Identify basic differences between an asylum case and an extreme hardship case.
4. Identify potential benefits to adding immigration evaluations to private practice work.
5. Identify ways to get started providing immigration evaluations.
Georgia King, LCSW is one of the leading therapists providing evaluations for immigration cases in the United States. Over the past decade, she has provided assessments for hundreds of immigrants from around the world with an exceptionally high success rate. She regularly appears in court as an expert witness and has been a guest speaker at Georgetown Law School, the Smith College School for Social Work, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In 2017, she founded The Immigration Evaluation Training Center, the first training center of its kind, and she has had the opportunity to teach hundreds of therapists around the country how to provide highly effective evaluations for immigration cases.
A graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, Ms. King worked for years as a therapist in community mental health and then at Walter Reed military base with active-duty soldiers. After a lawyer asked her to conduct an assessment for an immigration case, she discovered her passion for advocating for immigrants. She approaches the work with a commitment to social and racial justice, and as someone with unearned privilege, she brings a strong intention to use that privilege to help bring more justice to the world and to support other therapists in doing the same.
This webinar is free for NASW members and available for a small fee for non-members. 1 Clinical or Social/Cultural CEU will be given.