We specialize in comprehensive evaluations to help you and your attorney identify the psychological distress you or your family would experience if you were deported.
An in-depth psychological assessment is essential when applying for asylum due to psychological hardship, emotional distress, or cognitive impairment.
How We Can Help
We take a collaborative approach and work with you, your family, and your attorney when we complete your evaluation. Our in-depth assessment will identify the psychological impact and distress that deportation will have on you and your family.
A psychological evaluation can be beneficial for the following situations:
- Extreme Psychological Hardship
- Political Asylum
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
- Citizen Examination Waiver (N-648)
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
What to Expect
Our immigration evaluations typically involve:
- A clinical interview with you and close members of your family. The interview will help us understand important psychological, medical, and social background information, and your current cognitive and psychological functioning.
- Consultation with your attorney to determine the type of waiver that will be best suited for your case.
- A review of medical, psychological, and other collateral documents that help us have a better understanding of your psychological and emotional functioning.
- We will administer psychological and neuropsychological tests to objectively assess for mental health diagnoses and/or cognitive impairment. We will administer and interpret paper and computer-based tests to assess for:
- General intellectual abilities
- Higher level executive skills such as reasoning and problem solving
- Attention and concentration
- Language comprehension and communication
- Visual-spatial skills and perception
- Memory impairment
- Motor and sensory skills
- Mood and personality
- Psychological diagnoses
- After we complete the evaluation, we will write a comprehensive report that integrates our findings and give it to your attorney.