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Immigration

  • 09
    Jan

    Immigration PTSD – What is It? How to Resolve?

    Migration is associated with specific stressors, mainly related to the experience of leaving the country of origin and moving to a new, unfamiliar country. This process is usually associated with multiple stressors (e.g., language, financial pressure, challenging immigration processes, family separation, etc.). These stressors usually contribute to different mental health problems, especially Post Traumatic...

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  • 24
    May

    Malingering: Detecting it or Proving Otherwise

    So first of all, what is malingering? Malingering is an act, not a psychological condition. It involves pretending to have a physical or psychological condition to gain a reward or avoid something. For example, exaggerating or making up symptoms to obtain special accommodations or to be exempt from a process (e.g., VAWA, jury duty, USA Citizenship Exam Exemption, etc.)....

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  • 30
    Apr

    What to look for in an immigration psychological evaluation?

    Psychological evaluations can play a crucial role in some immigration processes that can help prevent the removal of a dear one (Hardship Waiver) or to protect someone who is currently being abused (under VAWA), or while seeking political asylum, or when seeking a waiver on the citizenship examination (N-648). Regardless of which of these...

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  • 31
    Jan

    Psychological Issues Related To Immigration

    Immigrants have become a major part of our national landscape. About 40 million or 20% of people living in the USA are a first-or second-generation immigrant. The process of immigration can be very challenging for the immigrant and, at the same time, it is a complex issue. One of the big challenges that an...

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  • 17
    Jan

    The Impact of Immigration Psychological Evaluations

    Living with an unresolved immigration status is a nightmare for the individual and for our Country. For the individual, this means living in the “shadows” of society, keeping a low profile, fearing being noticed or identified as an “illegal immigrant”. Even more, it’s the fear of losing the American Dream for them and for...

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  • 09
    Nov

    La Salud Mental Y La Cultura Latina Hispana

    Tradicionalmente, en nuestra cultura latina, los problemas mentales son un estigma. Conceptos como depresión, ansiedad, ADHD, trauma, etc. no son muy comunes. De eso no hablamos. Al contrario, lo tapamos y cualquier problema de esta índole se la achacamos la persona: ¡Sacúdete! mira a ver como le haces, ponte las pilas…todo menos reconocer que...

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