What is a psychological evaluation for immigration? What to do and how to prepare yourself

Has your lawyer asked for a psychological evaluation?

The immigration process can be stressful and confusing; sometimes people are not ready to face and overcome every step for a successful immigration process and that makes them feel scared and anxious. When it comes to having a psychological evaluation some people get terrified and even have the idea of "I don't need a psychologist because I'm not crazy"

In this episode Dr. Carmen Román invites two wonderful women, Dr. Lydiana Garcia and Cecilia Racine (LCSW), to talk about what a psychological evaluation for immigration purposes really is, why is it needed, and how to prepare for one.

Cecilia Racine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia with 19 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Dr. Lydiana García is a bilingual and bicultural Puerto Rican licensed in Psychology. She specializes in trauma, adolescents, adolescent rearing, psychological testing, and motherhood. She has experience working with undocumented Latino families in Los Angeles, providing family and individual therapy, and psychological evaluations for immigration purposes.

Dr. Carmen Roman is a dedicated clinical psychologist who helps parents, families, and community leaders who have suffered from trauma, anxiety, or stress to manage their emotions, guiding them to a harmonious life.

This week you’ll learn:

  • What is an immigration report?

  • How do I prepare for a psychological evaluation?

  • How do I know which type of evaluation is right for me?

  • How can an evaluation help me in my immigration case?

  • How long do interviews and exams take?

  • What is a reasonable price for one?

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