Immigration Evaluations in Vero Beach, Florida
Nu Vision Counseling Professionals offers evaluations specifically related to immigration. These psychological evaluations include Extreme Hardship, VAWA or Spousal Abuse, Political Asylum and U-Visa. Some of the measures that are used in an immigration evaluation include:
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Survey; Personality Inventories; Cognitive Intelligence Tests; Adoptive Behavior Scales; Mental Health Status Measures; Self-Report Measures for Depression, Anxiety and Attention Deficit; Health Inventories; Partner Violence Surveys; Measures of Violent Behavior and Tendencies; Malingered Symptom Inventories, and Measures of Achievement.
Extreme and Exceptional Hardship Evaluations:
In an Extreme and Exceptional Hardship Evaluation case, a citizen of the United States or a legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States is the spouse, fiance, parent or child of an individual who can be deported from the United States of America. In an Extreme and Exceptional Hardship Evaluation the U.S. citizen applies for a waiver on the basis that the deportation would case an extreme and exceptional hardship. The evaluation serves to provide a psychological assessment and explanation of the hardships that all of the pertinent family members would be facing in the event that the waiver is not granted. The psychological evaluation and opinion strengthens the extreme and exceptional hardship case.
Spousal Abuse or Violence Against Women Act:
Even though this type of evaluation is entitled Violence Against Women, both women and men can benefit. In a spousal abuse case, a woman (or man) from a foreign country marries a citizen or legal permanent resident (LPR) of the United States of America. When the spouse claims abuse and seeks to file for legal status separately from their spouse, the spouse generally does not support his/her spouse in the process. The abuse can take form of verbal abuse, physical abuse, and/or psychological abuse. Incompatibilities within the marriage do not constitute abuse. Extreme cruelty is also a factor and includes, threats of violence, forceful detention, psychological abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, rape, molestation, incest if the victim is a minor and forced prostitution.
The intended goal of the VAWA is to assist the applicant in severing dependency from their spouse without their consent, support or participation of any form. The therapist’s role is to determine and evaluate the scope of abuse, and to determine the impact that the abuse has had on the applicant.
The purpose of a U-Visa is to give the applicant who has been a victim of a serious crime status in the United States. The status allows the applicant to work for up to four years in the United States of America. These crimes include rape, trafficking, sexual abuse, domestic violence, involuntary servitude, kidnapping and sexual exploitation. After three years an applicant with a U-Visa may apply for a Green Card in the United States.
Individuals who are seeking political asylum have been exposed to extreme deprivation, severe abuse, and torture in their host country. The treatment that the applicant has received is associated with religious, political and/or ethnic persecution. The purpose of a psychological evaluation when applicant is seeking political asylum is to document the treatment that has occurred. A thorough and complete psychological evaluation is important in determining an application for review by the courts.
We are also available to testimony should the applicant’s case require. Court testimony is in addition to the fees associated for the psychological evaluation. Please call our office to go over the fees that are associated with an immigration psychological evaluation.
Immigration Evaluation Process
Immigration evaluations are extensive and lengthy. We work with attorneys throughout the state of Florida to help them navigate the process of applying for immigration. We are highly-trained in counseling, family mediation, assessments, and evaluations.
If you are required to have an evaluation as part of your immigration process, please call 772.742.2020 to speak with a counselor and to set up an appointment. We offer flexible appointments during the day as well as the evening.
Innovative Approach to Mental Health
There are many different applications for mental health. Nu Vision Counseling Professionals believes that it is imperative to clinically treat wellness with a multi-faceted approach. We address mental health wellness through a mind-body perspective. Our philosophy is centered on a biopsychosocial reference, with the goal of helping our clients to regain balance in their lives. The mind and body are connected to one another. When one suffers, both suffer.
Nu Vision Counseling Professionals uses a myriad of theoretical approaches when working with our clients. Our goal is to help our clients achieve wellness through mindfulness-based therapy, behavior modification, and positive psychology. We also offer forensic and psychological evaluations, family mediation and high-conflict counseling.