Mastering Immigration Evaluations
with Georgia King
This in-depth training provides the tools and confidence to conduct highly effective immigration evaluations.
Make an impact, expand your practice,
and increase your income.
See what therapists are saying about Georgia’s training…
Join hundreds of therapists around the country who have completed this training and are now expanding their practices while making a powerful difference in immigrants’ lives.
Who is the training for?
Are you a mental health clinician who would like to help immigrants in your community?
Do you want to make a difference in the world, while making additional income?
Do you want to start or expand your private practice?
Then this training is for you! The training is ideal for independently licensed mental health clinicians, such as psychologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors, who are passionate about making an impact.
And the best part is – you already have the clinical skills! You know how to assess mental health symptoms, and all you need is training to adapt your skills to this unique context.
Make a life-changing impact while creating a new stream of income.
Make an impact, while
making additional income.
with Georgia King
NEXT LIVE TRAINING:
Fall/Winter 2023 Training To Be Announced
If those dates don't work, no worries! Registration gives you instant access to all training materials and resources. Go at your own pace as you view the recording of the most recent training, and receive a free ticket to the next live one.
Live Zoom Training:
8 hours of live in-depth training with Georgia King, LCSW. Learn how to provide effective evaluations for the most common types of immigration cases (Asylum, Extreme Hardship, VAWA and U Visas).
Guides & Templates:
Detailed, fill-in-the-blank templates, sample evaluations, interview questions, assessment scales & client forms will save you time and get you started right away.
Receive marketing tools, email script & sample flyer that have proven successful in developing referral streams.
Get ongoing support, guidance, and even referrals in the private Facebook group for alumni.
Receive a 6-month pass to the monthly alumni consultation group hosted over Zoom. Get expert guidance and support tailored to your needs, as you grow your business.
Online Directory Listing:
Get 6 months of complimentary listing in our new online directory, which is exclusively for therapists who take the training. We're spreading the word to lawyers, and therapists are already getting referrals! (Check out the directory at www.immigrationevaltherapists.com)
Certificate of Completion:
After completing the training, you will receive a certificate of completion: “Advanced Training in Conducting Mental Health Evaluations for Immigration Cases.”
6.5 CEUs included with the training at no additional cost.
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Payment plans: 3-month & 6-month
“I only took the training a couple months ago, and I’ve already done three evaluations and have two more referrals waiting for me!”
I love Georgia’s training, because she gives you the tools and the confidence to get started right away. Her marketing tools have been VERY effective, and I earned back the cost of the training really quickly. After I finished the workshop, I used her marketing “email script” to contact a few lawyers, and by the end of the week, I’d scheduled my first evaluation. I can't tell you how excited I am to be doing this work.
–– Cristina Gloria, LCPC, Illinois
"Since I took Georgia's workshop in November 2018, I've been making an extra $5,000 to $6,000 a month in my private practice."
I love helping the immigrant population and feel blessed to have taken this training that taught me how to conduct great psychological assessments. It was definitely worth the investment!
–– Genesis Espinoza, LMFT, California
What can I expect?
This training provides everything you need to hit the ground running. You’ll learn how to provide highly effective evaluations. Plus, you'll get detailed templates, sample assessments, and marketing tools that have proven successful in developing referral streams.
There will always be a need for immigration evaluations because they provide crucial evidence for legal cases. An evaluation is often the deciding factor in whether someone can escape life-threatening circumstances in their home country or whether a family can stay together.
Clients who need these evaluations come from all walks of life, and balancing pro bono work with clients in need and full-fee work with wealthier immigrants can be an amazing way to create a sustainable practice. With just a few assessments a month, many therapists increase monthly income by $3,000+.
THERAPIST, ADVOCATE & TEACHER
Hi, I'm Georgia.
I love supporting therapists in providing immigration evaluations and expanding their practices. I’m so glad you’re considering moving forward in this work.
A decade ago, I discovered this work by accident when a lawyer asked me for an evaluation for an immigration case. It was pretty scary at first to venture into a new professional niche, but once I started doing evaluations, collaborating with lawyers, and hearing that the cases were winning, I was hooked. By this point, I’ve worked with hundreds of immigrants and developed a proven formula for providing effective evaluations and building a thriving business. I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned!
Since 2017, I’ve helped 100s of therapists expand their impact and launch thriving practices, and every day I hear about the powerful difference they’re making in the world. If you decide to move forward, I’d be honored to provide support and guidance in your journey. I can’t wait to see you at the training!
Wishing you all the best,
Guest speaker at...
FEATURES GUEST SPEAKER
Nina King, LCSW
Therapist & Former Immigration Officer
Co-Director of the Training Center
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Frequently Asked Questions
I already do mental health evaluations, why do I need a training?"A clinical assessment for an immigration case varies substantially from an assessment provided in a clinical context. Georgia's workshops focus on legal terminology and the legal nuances of each kind of immigration case. To be most effective, an immigration assessment needs to address the psychological aspects of numerous legal points and go beyond what would be covered in an assessment in a clinical setting. Over the years, Georgia has done more than 100 assessments and worked closely with numerous immigration lawyers around the country. With their feedback she’s gotten the “inside scoop” about how to make evaluations as compelling and effective as possible. In the workshops, she provides you with everything she's learned-- plus, you'll get the detailed templates that she's developed, as well as interviewing questions, assessment scales and effective marketing tips!
Which therapists are eligible to do immigration evaluations?This answer is a bit complex, and it may vary state-by-state. Licenses that immigration courts recognize as eligible in every state include: PsyD, PhD, and LCSW. There are also LMFTs and LPCs successfully doing evaluations throughout the country. (For instance, in California, the courts and licensing boards have confirmed that LMFTs are eligible to do these assessments.) However, to be on the safe side, if you're a Masters-level clinician (other than an LCSW), it's recommended that you check with your licensing board to verify that immigration courts in your state recognize your license as eligible to do these evaluations. You can also talk to other therapists in your state with your license who are doing these assessments, and make sure they've never had trouble being recognized as eligible by immigration courts. That being said, tons of LMFTs and LPCs from around the country have taken Georgia's workshops, and she's never heard of anyone having any trouble.
What are the 3 types of immigration cases covered in the workshops?The workshops cover the 3 most common immigration cases: 1) Asylum cases pertain to people who have recently fled from persecution in their home country and need safety and asylum in the US. Therapists can document the person’s trauma-related symptoms, and this helps prove they’re telling the truth about what they’ve been through. 2) Domestic violence (VAWA) cases pertain to an undocumented immigrant who’s been abused by their US citizen spouse. If the undocumented immigrant can prove they’ve been abused, then they can have the chance to self-petition for a green card. Therapists can document the signs of abuse and PTSD in order to provide evidence that the person is telling the truth about what they’ve been through. 3) Petitions for extreme hardship waivers pertain to a family living in the US, where at least one family member is a US citizen/resident and another family is undocumented. Therapists can assess how the US citizen family member would suffer extreme hardship if separated from their undocumented relative, and this helps show that the family needs to stay together.
How much do therapists charge to do an assessment?The fees vary a great deal depending on the therapist, often from $500 to $1500, with most therapists charging around $1000 per assessment.
Can immigrants afford this?One amazing thing about this work is that therapists can balance pro bono work with clients in need, as well as full-fee work with wealthier immigrants from around the world. Immigrants have a wide range of economic backgrounds, and clients who need assessments often come from countries such as Iran, Kenya, China, Armenia, and Thailand. Some of these clients may have PhDs or work as computer scientists, and they can easily afford a full-fee assessment. Other clients can pay the full fee, as long as therapists offer a payment plan. In this way, therapists can work with clients from a wide range of economic, educational, and cultural backgrounds.
How do I get referrals?Referrals most often come from immigration lawyers, and Georgia's workshops offer effective marketing techniques to help you quickly connect with immigration lawyers. It only takes connecting with a couple lawyers who like your work, in order to have very reliable and lucrative referral sources.
Do I need to be bilingual?No. While this is always a wonderful skillset for this kind of work, assessments can be done very effectively by working with an interpreter (which is what Georgia does for many cases).
How long does it take to do an assessment?The length of time varies a great deal depending on the case. Therapists often average approximately 8 to 10 hours per assessment (which would include meeting with the client and writing the report).
Will I need to go to court?No, not necessarily. Most immigration cases don't even have a court component, because the cases are determined based on written documents submitted by the client's lawyer. Asylum cases do have a court component, but therapists are never mandated to go to court. There's no subpoena process; it's always optional. So, you get to decide what you're comfortable with and what your schedule can accommodate.
Do I need to already have a private practice or an office?No, it’s not necessary to have a previously established private practice. Therapists don’t even need to have an office space, because they can interview a client at their lawyer’s office. Plus, during the COVID-19 crisis, it is recommended that therapists only meet with clients via telehealth. (Just a reminder-- before beginning assessments, be sure to investigate guidelines for your state and/or license; find out whether you need to have malpractice insurance, an NPI number or any other provisions in place.)