We are pleased to host a free training session on mental illness in asylum law preparation.

The training will consider:

  • Common presenting mental health difficulties in refugees and asylum-seekers
    • Impact of trauma on mental health
    • Risk and resilience factors
    • Prevalence
    • Depression
    • Psychosis
    • PTSD
    • Complex PTSD
    • Dissociative disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
    • Understanding PTSD and Complex PTSD diagnoses
    • Likely causes
    • Impact on interviews and risk factors within the asylum process
    • Recommended treatments
  • Trauma-informed interviewing for witness statements 
  • Mental health services
    • Structure of mental health services
    • Roles of different mental health professionals
    • Models of care for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Mental health vulnerabilities in the asylum process
    • Impact of asylum status on mental health
    • Detention and mental health
    • Mental capacity
    • Giving evidence
    • Risks to self
    • Impact of social circumstances
  • Psychological processes following trauma and their impact on the asylum process
    • Memory
    • Ability to give an accurate and detailed description of past experiences
    • Credibility
    • Disclosure
  • Vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress, and looking after your wellbeing

Speakers:

Dr Dorothy King, Clinical Psychologist

Dr Glorianne Said, Clinical Psychologist

Laura Smith, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants

The training will take place on Zoom between 10:30 and 4:30 on 24 February 2021.

Register now and a link to the Zoom meeting will be provided closer to the date.

JCWI thank the Community Justice Fund for funding the training.

Booking for this event has now closed.