Psychology Workshop: Evidence Based Care for Refugee, Asylee, and Immigrant Patients

March 12, 2021

Individuals may immigrate for a variety of reasons, such as striving to gain access to work or educational opportunities, reunifying with families, or seeking refuge from unsafe circumstances. Mental health symptoms may develop as a result of the individual’s initial reasons for fleeing their country of origin but may also be amplified by the very process of seeking safe haven in a new country. The training will describe factors that may impact the mental health of these persons. Participants will engage in interactive discussion, case conceptualization, and creating an action plan for incorporating multiculturally competent interventions into their clinical work.

This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of cultural and individual diversity.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After this lecture the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify potential challenges when working with immigrant, refugee, and asylee patients.
  2. Conceptualize patients using a multicultural framework.
  3. Design and implement clinical interventions for this population.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation
Course opens: 
01/14/2021
Course expires: 
04/09/2021
Event starts: 
03/12/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
03/12/2021 - 12:15pm
Fee:
$75.00
Rating: 
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PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOPS

This series offers 9.0 contact hours.

Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
Evidence Based Care for Refugee, Asylee, and Immigrant Patients
Rachel R. Singer, PhD and Renee DeBoard-Lucas, PhD 
This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of cultural and individual diversity.

Friday, May 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
A Workshop on Motivational interviewing: Gaining Traction with Patients Who Feel Stuck 
Rachel Smolowitz, PhD

Friday, June 5, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
Clinical Suicidology: Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk
David Jobes, PhD, ABPP 
This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of laws ethics and risk management.

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

There is no commercial support for this activity.

About these speakers

Rachel Singer, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, and multiculturally competent interventions for immigrants, refugees, and asylees.  She is the Director of Postdoctoral Training at the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change in Rockville, Maryland, and also conducts asylum evaluations for individuals seeking asylum in the U.S. She completed her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins. She regularly presents at national conferences and has published on working with immigrants. She received APA's Citizen Psychologist award for her outreach and advocacy with immigrant communities.

Renee DeBoard-Lucas, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience treating trauma and anxiety in children, teens, and adults. She is a staff psychologist at Maven Psychology Group and also completes asylum evaluations for people seeking asylum in the United States. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Marquette University. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship and then served as a staff psychologist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. DeBoard-Lucas has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters related to children’s experiences with trauma as well as mental health needs among refugees and immigrants. 

Disclosure Statements:

Sheppard Pratt holds the standard that its continuing medical education programs should be free of commercial bias and conflict of interest. In accord with Sheppard Pratt's Disclosure Policy, as well as standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Medical Association (AMA), all planners, reviewers, speakers and persons in control of content have been asked to disclose any relationship he /she (or a partner or spouse) has with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. All planners, reviewers and speakers have also been asked to disclose any payments accepted for this lecture from any entity besides Sheppard Pratt, and if there will be discussion of any products, services or off-label uses of product(s) during this presentation.

Rachel Singer, PhD, reports having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Renee DeBoard-Lucas, PhD, reports having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months. She will not discuss any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, or off-label uses in this presentation.

Event Planners/Reviewers Disclosures: The following event planners and/or reviewers are reported as having no financial interest, arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients, during the past 12 months: Todd Peters, MD, Briana Riemer, MD, Deepak Prabhakar, MD, Faith Dickerson, PhD, Carrie Etheridge, LCSW-C, Tom Flis, LCPC, BCBA and Jennifer Tornabene.
 

This series offers 9.0 contact hours for attending all three dates.

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity.  Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers.  Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement:  Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.  This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ACEP NBCC clock hours
  • 3.00 Category I credits for Social Workers
  • 3.00 CEU Hours for Psychologists
  • 3.00 Participation

Price

Fee:
$75.00
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PSYCHOLOGY WORKSHOPS

This series offers 9.0 contact hours.

Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
Evidence Based Care for Refugee, Asylee, and Immigrant Patients
Rachel R. Singer, PhD and Renee DeBoard-Lucas, PhD 
This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of cultural and individual diversity.

Friday, May 7, 2021, 9:00 am - 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
A Workshop on Motivational interviewing: Gaining Traction with Patients Who Feel Stuck 
Rachel Smolowitz, PhD

Friday, June 5, 2021, 9:00 am – 12:15 pm, Virtual Classroom 
Clinical Suicidology: Innovations in the Assessment and Treatment of Suicidal Risk
David Jobes, PhD, ABPP 
This presentation meets the requirements of the topic of laws ethics and risk management.

In the event an announced speaker is unable to present, Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to present an alternative speaker on a comparable subject.

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