Immigration Trauma

The continuing public debate on immigration too often obscures the traumatic losses immigrants experience when they move here – loss of family, friends, professional status, language, culture, and sense of belonging. In this workshop, Priska Imberti, LCSW-R, BCC will deepen participants’ understanding of the stresses and hardships inherent in the immigration journey, and discuss ways that participants can connect with immigrants, convey respect and encouragement, and coach them in self-empowerment. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Identify with the experience of being a cultural outsider and use it as a way to better connect with immigrant clients
  • Help clients mourn their losses and appreciate their resilience, endurance, and courage
  • Explore the conflicts between immigrants (who often concentrate solely on survival) and their children (whose struggles with identity and heightened expectations can provoke anxiety, depression, and self-doubt)

imberti-priska-2015Priska Imberti, LCSW-R, BCC, is a bilingual and bicultural family therapist. She is the founder and director of CRECER, Inc., a psychotherapy center that provides comprehensive psychotherapy and psychoeducational services to the community, focusing on immigrant issues.

Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
CEUs for NYS: 6
CEUs for NASW – CT: 5

If you would like to mail or fax in your application form, download a printable application

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

If you are an Ackerman alumni of the Externship or current Ackerman student, please contact the Training Department to register.

Damaly Ferreira
212 879-4900, ext 111