Assessment in the Political Asylum Process: A Role for Therapists, with Dr Randy Horton, Ph.D

October 5, 2017 | 7:00pm-9:00pm | Piggott 202

This 2 hour workshop examines the role of mental health professionals in supporting persons seeking political asylum in the US. We will look at the psychological and legal demands currently placed upon persons trying to navigate the asylum process. We will then examine an important potential for therapists in the process, that of performing psychological assessments of individuals which can be entered into evidence on their behalf in legal proceedings. We will explore some of the challenges this work presents for clinicians in terms of navigating social, cultural, and linguistic barriers in the interview process, confronting the potential for re-traumatization of interviewees, and the challenges of writing and framing psychological findings for use in a distinct legal/judicial setting. We will provide information on resources and training for becoming involved in this work. Eligible for 2 CEUS's

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About our lecture events:

We are proud to present a series of lectures that honor the memory and tradition of Dr. Jan Rowe, longtime Seattle University professor and one of the founders of the Psychotherapy Cooperative. Through this series, we strive to continue Jan's work in leading therapists to appreciate and honor how we grow as persons through our work with our clients. To support our Lecture Series, please Make a Contribution.

Past Events and Presenters:

  • October 2016: Presenter: Leyla Welkin, Ph.D
  • October 2015: Presenter: Jerry Evergreen, M.A.
  • October 2014: Presenter: Laura S. Brown Ph.D of Seattle
  • September 2013: Presenter: Philip Cushman, Ph.D
  • September 2012: Presenter: Janice Palm, M.A.
  • November 2011: Presenter: Ned Farley, Ph.D
  • October 2010: Presenter: John Wynn, M.D.
  • September 2009: Presenter: Gretchen Gundrum, Ph.D
  • September 2008: Presenter: Lane Gerber, Ph.D Seattle University, Psychotherapy Cooperative
  • May 2007: Guest Presenter: Craig Rennebohm, Mental Health Chaplaincy