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Immigration: Coming to America in the 21st Century
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When: 3/29/2019
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: St. Francis College
180 Remsen St.
Brooklyn, New York  11201
United States

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St. Francis College's Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology and St. Francis College's Forum on Migration are 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.

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If you have any questions or wish to cosponsor this event, please contact Dr. Daniel Kaplin, Conference Chair, at

Our Keynote Address will be given 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 

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

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

Sunghun Kim, PhD (St. Francis College)
Title: The Impact of DACA on Korean Immigrants

Halyna Lemekh, PhD (St. Francis College)
Title: The Adjustment of Newly Arrived Immigrants to Their New Social Milieu

Pei-Wen Winnie Ma, PhD (William Paterson University)
Title: School-based intervention for recent immigrant students

Pyong Gap Min, PhD (Queens College/CUNY Graduate Center)
Title: Challenges Facing Korean Immigrants

Evelyn Rappoport Psy.D (Independent Practice and Clinical Consultant NYU PostDoc)
Title: The multiple faces of Trauma in immigration

Lauren Rogers-Sirin, PhD (The College of Staten Island)
Title: Mental health needs in Syrian Refugees.

Gabrielle Stutman, PhD (Independent Practice)
Title: How to do Asylum Evaluations: A Brief Review

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