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How to Assuage Adjudicator Concerns About Mental Health Evaluation

Original Publication Date: April 17, 2012
Last Updated: April 3, 2023
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While asylum practitioners and mental health professionals view an assessment of the torture survivor’s mental health as a critical piece of evidence, adjudicators may be less enthusiastic. There are a number
of questions which adjudicators and government attorneys frequently ask regarding mental health assessments. Preparing to address these is critical in preparing for a hearing, an asylum interview, or simply in working together with the mental health professional to craft an assessment.

Tip Sheet. (2011, 2 pp.)

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