Immigration Mental Health Evaluation Primer

1.25 CEs | $22 | George Ramos, LMHC, Ph.D.

Join Dr. George Ramos as he discusses information about the “how to” of performing a mental health evaluation on a person who is an immigrant and needs a mental health evaluation to get treatment or to improve or verify his/her immigration status. This 1.25 hour long beginning to intermediate level recorded webinar, created in February, 2019, is a primer for social work and mental health professionals who are conducting and writing immigration hardship evaluations.

Participants will be able to:

  1. identify two reasons why a mental health clinician might be asked to perform an Immigration Mental Health Evaluation
  2. list two barriers that hinder an immigrant from getting mental health treatment
  3. list 2 ways in which the status “undocumented” may come to be applied to an immigrant
  4. list two types of visas that may preclude the removal of an undocumented immigrant from the US
  5. describe 2 circumstances under which a Hardship Application may be filed that would preclude an undocumented immigrant’s removal from the US
  6. list 3 assessments which may be important in constructing an immigrant’s  mental health evaluation

What you get from this offer

Access to the course

Get access to a 1.25-hour long course.

Approved CEs

The completion of the course will grant you 1.25 CEs.

Insights to immigration mental health

Understand and use the insights in your own practice.

Approved credits


Recognized CE provider for NYS OASAS (#0806) and has individual course and provider level approval to offer CEs for these webinars to NYS re-credentialing CASACs. 

For NYS Clinicians

Recognized CE provider for NYS Social Workers (# SW-0519) and LMHCs (#MHC-0124) and has provider level approval to offer CEs for these recorded webinars to NYS SWers and LMHCs. Registrants should note that only 1/3 of contact hours needed  for NY LCSWs and LMSWs can come from non-interactive web coursework.

All Other Social Workers*

Immigration Mental Health Evaluation Primer (#4191) has been approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Best Practice Trainers, Inc. as an individual course that is available for CEs for social workers in the US and Canada. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 5/29/2022 – 5/29/2024. *See a map showing what jurisdictions accept ACE here.

About the author

George Ramos, LMHC, Ph.D.

Dr. George Ramos, LMHC, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling at Nyack College in New York City. He is thrilled to be the father of a wonderful daughter, Arya Camilla. From 2006 until 2019, he was a  Child Protective Specialist for  NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NY.   This was a full-time position in which he  performed investigations of reports of child abuse/neglect and ensured child safety and welfare.
He says of his current interests,
“In my practice, I now am very interested to find how those with immigration issues can be served better by our mental health system. I’m doing a research project on barriers to service experienced by Latinos, and this webinar on mental health evaluations for immigrants is another way to examine and diminish barriers that immigrants experience to getting services.”
Read more on his bio here.

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