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Assessments for Refugee Claimants

For a few years, beginning in 2000, I volunteered to provide counselling at the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST). The client group was comprised of individuals and families who had fled their countries of origin because of persecution, abuse, or torture. These clients were seeking refugee status in Canada. This work led me to provide formal psychological assessments for refugee claimants which were then used the by the clients' lawyers to support their application for refugee status before the Immigration and Refugee Board.

Requests for assessments can be initiated by either clients or their lawyers.

Refugee Assessments