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Telehealth Immigration PsychologyWhat is telehealth in the practice of immigration psychology?

Immigration psychological evaluations can be conducted through video and this is known as telehealth.

Are there any limitations to immigration psychological evaluations done through video or telehealth?

It is possible to do a psychological evaluation through video, also known as telehealth.  However, the video system must be secure, which means that the video is compliant with federal rules that protect patient privacy.  Generally, video systems like zoom and facetime are not compliant with security and privacy rules.

Even if do your evaluation through secure video, the immigration psychological evaluation must be conducted by a professional who is licensed in the state where the client is physically located at the time of the evaluation. 

Who is qualified to do an immigration psychological evaluation through telehealth or video?

Your immigration psychological evaluation must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional.  Specifically, the immigration psychologist must be licensed in the state where the client is physically located at the time of the evaluation.

How long is the immigration psychological evaluation through video or telehealth?

The length of the video immigration psychological evaluation varies according to the type of case and the number of people involved in the case.  Before the evaluation starts, the immigration psychologist can provide an estimate of how long the video evaluation will take.

How do immigration psychologists and immigration attorneys work together?

Immigration psychologists and Immigration Attorneys have a working relationship that must protect the independence of opinion and the objectivity of each professional.

Immigration psychologists must understand rules of admissibility to determine whether the testing and procedures used are valid and reliable enough to stand the scrutiny of the court and other experts.  Immigration psychologists must understand how to provide testimony as required by the case.

How can I contact an immigration psychologist?

Immigration Psychology, Inc. has Florida immigration psychologists, North Carolina immigration psychologists, South Carolina immigration psychologists, and experts in other states.


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