What is the complete clinical evaluation service?
The complete clinical evaluation service requires a minimum of 2 sessions that must be scheduled at least one week apart. After the final session, a written report is complied. There are times when additional (more than 2) sessions are required for a complete evaluation. After the final session is complete, Ms. Rodriguez will compile a detailed evaluation or report that is usually completed in 7-10 business days – with the exception of holidays and weekends.
Whether you are filing a petition on your own or with the help of an immigration attorney, you have come to the right place. We specialize in quality clinical evaluations and assessments.
- Session One: Your first session will last approx. 1.5 to 2 hours. An informal interview will be performed to assess emotional strengths and weaknesses, mental functioning, as well relevant family history. Several diagnostic tests are administered.
- Session Two: Your second session occurs at least a week (7-10 days) sfter your first session. It usually lasts approximately 30-45 minutes, and consists of a second interview and a final diagnostic test.
- Compiling the data: After the 2nd or final session, data from interviews as well as the results from various assessments are complied to create a detailed document. The comprehensive document includes detailed medical, emotional and other relevant information as well as a diagnosis that is needed for the immigration application.
After the final session clinical evaluations are completed in 7-10 business days when you will receive a copy of your evaluation.
Why do I need a minimum of two sessions?
Many patients have received notices from their attorneys or INS needing additional evidence or proof of emotional consistency. This is mostly likely after being seen by another counselor that only did one session for their evaluation. Working with many immigration attorneys and understanding the evaluation process over many years has proven that the most successful outcome requires a minimum of 2 sessions. To avoid any further delays and stress we have determined a minimum of 2 therapeutic sessions are needed to provide a thorough report. Do it right the first time!
Most immigration attorneys require you to have a clinical evaluation.
A psychological or clinical evaluation does not mean you are crazy or have some sort or mental illness. The clinical evaluation is a valuable tool an immigration attorney can use to get your hardship waiver. If sufficient evidence indicates that hardship would be suffered upon deportation, you have a stronger chance to get your waiver granted.
If you did not include a clinical evaluation in your application and have received a refusal of an immigration application, or have been requested to attain more proof, your case can get delayed. This delay can cause further anxiety and stress; the fear of deportation can lead you and members of your family to experience emotional and financial hardships. In some cases this may lead to various forms of depression.
Save Money, Save Time, Reduce Stress: get your clinical evaluation complete before submitting your immigration application.