Upcoming Programs & Events
Introduction to NJPA’s Grand Rounds
Working with Immigrants: Understanding the Internal and External Journey & Dispelling Myths

Friday, June 2, 2017
NJPA Central Office, 414 Eagle Rock Ave, Suite 211 West Orange, NJ 07052
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Program

Bring Your Own Bagged Lunch

NJPA  Member: $30   
NJPA Sustaining Member:  $25.50  
NJPA Student Member: $10.00
Non-Member: $60
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Data from the Census Bureau shows that 42.4 million immigrants (both legal and illegal) now live in the United States (Camarota & Zeigler, 2016, para. 1)." Any psychologist is likely to encounter this population clinically, directly or indirectly. This workshop will address the multiple factors involved in the journey of immigration. Psychological, familial, social, and legal issues will be explored, both from an intrapsychic, as well as from a relational and interpersonal perspective. Particular attention will be paid to undocumented immigrants, as they are currently at risk, legally and emotionally. The myths regarding undocumented immigrants will also be discussed.

Participants in this workshop will:

  1. increase their awareness of the complexity of the immigration/ acculturation process
  2. learn about the different categories of immigrants living in the USA: documented and undocumented
  3. be exposed to some of the myths regarding undocumented immigrants and about the stressors impacting them
  4. learn about the psychological issues impacting immigrants and about the value of psychotherapy with this specific population


Lucy Sant'Anna Takagi, PsyD.

2.0  CE Credits Available

This workshop is sponsored by NJPA.  NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Registration Policies:  On–Site Registration fees will increase by $20. Refunds less a $25 administrative fee will be granted until May 26, 2017. No refunds after May 26, 2017.


Camarota, S. A. & Zeigler, K. (2016). Immigrants in the United States: A profile of the foreign-born using 2014 and 2015 Census Bureau data. Center for Immigration Studies. Retrieved on May 5, 2017 from   http://cis.org/sites/cis.org/files/immigrant-profile_0.pdf