14 November 2016

Thematic Focus: Mental Health & the Asylum Process

"Constructive or Counterproductive? Benefits and Challenges of Integrating Mental Health Professionals into Asylum Representation," Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, vol. 30, no. 1 (Fall 2015) [full-text via SSRN]

"The Fast Track Refugee Assessment Process and the Mental Health of Vulnerable Asylum Seekers," Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, vol. 23, no. 1 (2016) [postprint via Murdoch Univ. IR]

"Impact of Asylum Interviews on the Mental Health of Traumatized Asylum Seekers," European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 6: 26286 (Sept. 2015) [open access]

"The Importance of Looking Credible: The Impact of the Behavioural Sequelae of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder on the Credibility of Asylum-seekers," Psychology, Crime & Law, Latest Articles, 17 Sept. 2014 [full-text via CSEL]

"Mental Health and Legal Representation for Asylum Seekers in the 'Legacy Caseload'," Cosmopolitan Civil Societies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 8, no. 2 (2016) [open access]

"Mental Health Expertise in Refugee Status Decision-making: Judging or Caring?," International Journal of Evidence & Proof, vol. 18, no. 4 (Oct. 2014) [free full-text]

"Overgeneral Memory in Asylum Seekers and Refugees," Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, vol. 45 (2014) [full-text via CSEL]

"Psychological Assessment Protocol for Asylum Applications in Federal Immigration Courts," Annals of Psychotherapy & Integrative Health (Fall 2014) [full-text]

"Psychological Barriers to Fair Refugee Status Determination Related to Our Understanding and Expression of Gender," Chapter 6 in Gender in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre (Routledge, April 2016) [full-text via CSEL]

Psychological Reports, Trauma and Testimony in Asylum Cases: Analysing the Case Law of the Committee Against Torture and the Human Rights Committee (GHLG Blog, Jan. 2016) [text]

"Telling Refugee Stories: Trauma, Credibility and the Adversarial Adjudication of Claims for Asylum," Santa Clara Law Review, vol. 56, no. 3 (2016) [full-text]

"Telling the Story: A Psychological Review on Assessing Adolescents’ Asylum Claims," Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, vol. 57, no. 4 (Nov. 2016) [full-text via CSEL]

"Using Learned Helplessness to Understand the Effects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder on Refugees and Explain Why These Disorders Should Qualify as Extraordinary Circumstances Excusing Untimely Asylum Applications," Buffalo Law Review, vol. 64, no. 2 (2016) [full-text]


Centre for the Study of Emotion and Law (CSEL) [access]
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The Importance of Psychosocial Support in the Refugee Status Determination Process (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]

Obtaining/Preparing Medical-Legal Assessments in RSD Adjudication (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]

Psychological Research relating to RSD Procedures (Rights in Exile Programme) [access]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health Aspects of RSD (2 Feb. 2014)

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