02 May 2018

Thematic Focus: Mental Health Aspects of the Asylum Process

Opportunity:

Job announcement: Legal Officer, Freedom from Torture [info]
- Candidate will "assist our medico legal report service to provide support and consultation for doctors nationally. You would ensure that medico legal reports for use or potential use in legal proceedings are of good evidential value and meet the requisite standards." Application deadline is 16 May 2018.

Publications:

Expert Roundtable on Mental Health in Refugee Status Determination, Canberra, June 2017 [summary]

Guidance Note on the Psychologically Vulnerable Applicant in the Protection Visa Assessment Process (UNHCR, Nov. 2017) [access]

"The Impact of the Asylum Process on Mental Health: A Longitudinal Study of Unaccompanied Refugee Minors in Norway," BMJ Open, vol. 7, no. 6 (June 2017) [open access]

"Life after Trauma: The Mental-Health Needs of Asylum Seekers in Europe," Migration Information Source, 30 Jan. 2018 [text]
- Scroll down to "Impacts on the Asylum Process."

"Proving Torture: Demanding the Impossible," Forced Migration Review, no. 55 (June 2017) [open access]

"A Review of Adolescent Autobiographical Memory and the Implications for Assessment of Unaccompanied Minors’ Refugee Determinations," Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol. 23, no. 3 (2018) [full-text via CSEL]

"Seeking Sanctuary: Psychologists are Playing a Vital Role in Helping Asylum Seekers Convince courts That They Cannot Be Sent Back to Their Native Countries," Monitor on Psychology, vol. 48, no. 7 (July/Aug. 2017) [text]

Trauma Sensitive Interventions: Helping Asylum Applicants Receive Protection (ImmigrationProf Blog, Feb. 2017) [text]

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health & the Asylum Process (17 Nov. 2016)
- Thematic Focus: Mental Health (2 May 2018)

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