The role of the expert Psychologist in Asylum cases

The health and human rights of refugees and asylum seekers are of key concern to psychologists, and other health professions, as well as to many members of the general public.

Psychologists have long played a role in the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers through therapy, support and advocacy.

There are always serious concerns around the deleterious effects of immigration detention on the mental health and well-being of asylum seekers, particularly those who are already vulnerable, such as children, or those with pre-existing trauma or mental illness.

Also whether asylum seekers are genuine or are seeking asylum for illegitimate reasons.

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Please read below for interesting articles and resources on the topic of Asylum seekers....