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JCWI Webinar: Mental illness in asylum law preparation (FREE)

Mental illness in asylum law preparation

Start: 24th February, 2021 at 10:30am
End: 24th February, 2021 at 4:30pm

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.

To book this course, please visit https://www.jcwi.org.uk/Event/mental-illness-in-asylum-law-preparation

Start/end:
Venue:
Web
Organization:
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants (JCWI)
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