317 Trauma-Informed Treatment for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers

Facing the Challenge

Immigration into the United States is fraught with challenges largely unaddressed by mental health practitioners. And aspects of our current sociopolitical atmosphere contribute to immigrants being seen as undesirable and a threat to our economy, safety, and culture. Immigrant families and mixed-status families are experiencing traumatic stress affecting their ability to work, go to school, attend to medical needs, and socialize. This workshop will help therapists who strive to support this population understand basic immigration laws and how to apply clinical skills with traumatized immigrant families. You’ll explore:

  • Myriad ways practitioners can help vulnerable populations at individual and systemic levels through advocacy and direct practice  
  • Mental health challenges and diagnoses present in unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers 
  • Body-centered interventions to use with dysregulated clients during the immigration process   
  • How to address the common effects of working with traumatized population, including vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience 

Rosa Maria Bramble Caballero, LCSWR, is a practitioner and founder of The Venezuelan Community Support Center. She is certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems.  

Kathyrn Hampton is the Senior Officer for Physicians For Human Rights Asylum Project. 


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