Upcoming Events

The Psychology of Immigration – A Psycho-Legal Approach to Clinical and Forensic Psychological Assessment

Presenter: Dr. Mihaela Epurianu Dranoff, PhD

Dates: September 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th 2020
1:00-4:30 p.m. EST

Workshop Location: Virtual via ZOOM

Credits: 14 CE Credits for Psychologists

Workshop Overview: Mental health providers may be required to provide services to immigrants and refugees in a variety of roles. This workshop covers aspects of the forensic and clinical psychological assessment in the context of migration. The relevance and application of several models of conceptualization addressing multigenerational trauma, family dynamics, developmental issues, and a strength-and-weaknesses approach will be discussed in relation to real-life case examples provided by the presenter. Telehealth as a modality to provide these services will be discussed in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Program Objectives:

  • Identify short and long-term effects of adverse events and global social justice issues (e.g., poverty, abuse and neglect, domestic violence, healthcare disparities, political turmoil, lack of access to education, persecution, discrimination) on human development and mental health. 
  • Select culturally adequate assessment tools with strong psychometric properties for immigration-related psychological assessments. 
  • Apply current professional and ethical guidelines in the psychological assessment of immigration cases. 
  • Integrate cultural aspects in the clinical and forensic interpretation of immigration-related assessments. 
  • Develop a culturally minded and ethical telehealth practice during and post-pandemic.


  • Licensed Professionals: $250
  • Pre-licensure Early Career Professionals: $225
  • Doctoral Students: $195

Registration: https://www.latinomentalhealthnj.org/upcoming-events

For questions please contact: dranoffm@mail.montclair.edu

Serving Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers, an On-Demand training series lead by Dr. Mihaela Dranoff for the Global Institute of Forensic Research.

Follow this link to read “Serving Immigrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers: A Call to Action”

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