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Immigration: Coming to America in the 21st Century

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Date(s) - 03/29/2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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St. Francis College


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St. Francis College is pleased to present a full day conference on immigration. Throughout the day, researchers clinicians and students will share their experiences related to immigration. The purpose is to increase scholarship, treatment, and advocacy.

Keynote Address by Philip Kasinitz, PhD (CUNY Graduate Center)


Roy Aranda, PsyD, JD (Independent Practice)

Title: Challenges new immigrants face within the Latin Population

Doris F. Chang, PhD (New School)

Title: Using Cultural Brokers to Work with Monolingual Chinese Immigrants

Jean Lau Chin, EdD (Adelphi University)

Title: Historical Accounting of Immigration in NYC Chinatown

Elaine Congress, DSW, LCSW (Fordham University)

Title: Education at the United Nations to Counteract Xenophobia Around the World

Caroline Clauss-Ehlers, PhD (Rutgers University)

Understanding the Experience of Forced Migration among Latinx Children and their Families

Martin Garfinkle, DSW (New York City College of Technology)

Title: Mindfulness-based interventions with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Uwe P. Gielen, PhD (St. Francis College) and Jonathan Polumbo (Pace University)

Title: Growing up in Two Worlds: Young Chinese Americans in New York City

Hannah Hahn, PhD (Independent Practice)

Title: The Stresses of Immigration: Psychodynamic Theories

Ani Kalyjian, EdD

Title: TBD

Daniel Kaplin, PhD (St. Francis College) and Kristen Parente (Kean University)

Title: The Role Researchers and Clinicians Can Play to Address Threats to the Immigration System

Sunghun Kim, PhD (St. Francis College)

Title: The Impact of DACA on Korean Immigrants

Judith Kuriansky, PhD (Columbia University)

Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support for Refugees and Migrants: Advocacy in The Global Compact for Migration and Interventions in the Case of Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Halyna Lemekh, PhD (St. Francis College)

Title: The Adjustment of Newly Arrived Immigrants to Their New Social Milieu

Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, Ph.D. (William Paterson University)

Title: School-based intervention for recent immigrant students

Lauren Rogers-Sirin, Ph.D. (The College of Staten Island)

Title: Mental health needs in Syrian Refugees.

Gabrielle Stutman, Ph.D. (Independent Practice)

Title: How to do Asylum Evaluations: A Brief Review

Ann Winton, Ph.D. and Janet Meuller, PsyD

Title: TBD

St. Francis College Cosponsors:

SFC International and Crosscultural Club

Professional Association Cosponsors:

New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)

NYSPA’s Division of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (DCRE)

NYSPA’s Division on Women’s Issues (DOWI)

NYSPA’s Organizational and Consulting Psychology (OCW) Division

Manhattan Psychological Association (MPA)

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