Domestic Violence in the World of Immigration: Counselor Role and the Violence Against Women Act: By Patricia Timerman, LMHC, LMFT, NCC and Silvia P. Reyes, LMHC, MFT, NCC. Presented at the American Counseling Association 2015 Conference in Orlando, Fl on March 15, 2015.
“This session focuses on the impact of immigration in counseling as it relates to domestic violence. Learn about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) immigration relief, and how it can be used as a vehicle for change and empowerment in therapeutic approaches such as narrative therapy. See how VAWA can enable clients to rewrite their stories from a state of oppression to one of creation, from victims to survivors. Expand your knowledge on the myths, barriers, and misconceptions deterring immi-grant victims of domestic violence from seeking help and how VAWA can break such barriers.” (ACA 2015 Conference Catalog, p. 81)
Domestic Violence in The World of Immigration (2013): By Patricia Timerman, NCC, MHC, MFT. Published at the Counseling Today Website on July 2, 2013.Article is about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) as it relates to counseling. It provides an introduction of VAWA and how it assists immigrant victims of domestic violence. The article emphasizes on how important it is for counselors to know about VAWA in order to inform their clients and advocate for them. The article further explores VAWA’s current political undertakings, and other possible reliefs for victims of domestic violence who are not eligible to apply for VAWA.
Violence in The World: By Patricia Timerman, NCC, MHC, MFT. Published at the Chi Sigma Iota -Beta Upsilon Honor’s Society Newsletter Spring 2013, page 2.Article is about the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the U-Visa; the vital role Mental Health Practitioners play on such petitions, and how these immigration petitions can assist victims of domestic violence.