How clinicians can become Mental Health Evaluators for immigration evaluations and help pave the way for safety and security for the lives of those immigrating to the United States

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    Though many clinicians consider themselves part of the social justice system, few therapists realize that providing assessments for immigration legal cases can directly help families stay together and help persecuted individuals get asylum. This powerful podcast interview focuses on the process of providing mental health evaluations individuals involved in immigration cases, and how clinicians can support the legal process and help pave the way for safety and security for the lives of those immigrating to the United States. In this course, the process of becoming an immigration evaluator is discussed, as well as legal and ethical considerations and required training.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Compare and contrast the boundaries of a mental health clinician’s role with an immigration evaluation client versus their role with a standard psychotherapy client; Describe how a clinical evaluation can provide evidence for an immigration case; Explain the process for becoming a mental health evaluator for individuals involved in immigration cases

    Target Audience and Instructional Level:
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; you are able to re-test)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor, Georgia King, LCSW, mentions her website and trainings as additional resources for learners who are interested in becoming Mental Health Evaluators for immigration evaluations

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Georgia King, LCSW

Immigration Evaluation Expert

Georgia King, LCSW is one of the leading therapists providing evaluations for immigration cases in the United States. Over the past decade, she has provided assessments for hundreds of immigrants from around the world with an exceptionally high success rate. She regularly appears in court as an expert witness and has been a guest speaker at Georgetown Law School and the Smith College School for Social Work, as well as numerous chapters of NASW. In 2017, she founded Immigration Evaluation Training with Georgia King, the first training center of its kind, and she now teaches other therapists how to provide evaluations for immigration cases. A graduate of the Smith College School for Social Work, Ms. King worked for years as a therapist in community mental health and then at Walter Reed military base with active-duty soldiers. After a lawyer asked her to conduct an assessment for an immigration case, she discovered her passion for advocating for immigrants. She brings a strong commitment to working towards social and racial justice and supporting other therapists in doing the same.

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Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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