Working with refugees and asylum seeking people requires the usual expertise of an applied psychologist but also an understanding of a wide range of additional factors. These include working with an interpreter, developing culturally relevant practice, the legal context, an appreciation of the potential impact of multiple traumatic experiences on refugees but coupled with an awareness and recognition of resilience.
This conference brings together a group of internationally recognised psychologists who have worked for many years with asylum seeking and refugee children, unaccompanied minors, families and other adults. There will not only be a focus on therapy but also on the legal context and the integration of refugees into the world of work. Speakers will present current views on the psychology of working with refugees.
The event will be particularly interesting to practitioners engaged in working with asylum seeking people and refugees, both those new to the field and those with more experience, including clinical, counselling, educational and social psychologists and those with an academic interest in this area.
1. Learning some of the key concepts about Migration
2. Knowing about the different models of working with interpreters
3. Hearing about the factors which can affect the credibility of people’s asylum claims
4. Understanding what therapeutic interventions are recommended with refugee children
5. Hearing about the evidence base of therapeutic work with adults
6. Learning about the process of integrating refugees into work
|09:00||Registration and coffee|
|09:30||Welcome, Professor William Yule, Chair of BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section|
|09:45||Migration, Illness & Healthcare, Dr Jenny Altschuler, Clinical/Family Psychologist, One to One Children's Fund & Refugee Trauma Initiative|
|10:30||Models of working with an interpreter, Professor Rachel Tribe, University of East London|
|11:35||What influences the credibility of claims for Asylum in children and adults?, Dr Zoe Given-Wilson, Clinical Psychologist/Researcher, Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law|
|12:15||Panel Q & A|
|13:00||Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section AGM|
|14:00||Therapeutic Interventions for Refugee Children: Recommendations and Challenges, Dr Kimberly Ehntholt, Clinical Psychologist, Traumatic Stress Clinic, London|
|14:40||Therapy with adult asylum seeking people and refugees in Scotland, Dr Anne Douglas, C Psychol Clinical, OBE, Honorary Secretary, BPS Crisis, Disaster & Trauma Section|
|15:40||Integrating refugees into the workforce, Professor Rosalind Searle, Chair in Organisational Behaviour and Psychology, Coventry University|
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