Psychology and Refugee Protection seminar series: Psychology and asylum-seeking children

Professor William Yule Dr Kim EhntholtMs Nadine Finch Dr Tim Dalgleish

29 January 2013, 18:00 - 20:00

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Venue Details:
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
Charles Clore House
17 Russell Square


Venue: Council Chamber, Ground Floor, IALS

Children may enter the asylum process as dependants on adult claims or as claimants in their own right. This seminar explores the psychological aspects of the additional challenges faced by children in the asylum process, such as age disputes and questions about who cares for the child during and after the status determination process.

Professor Yule is Professor of Applied Child Psychology at the University of London and has published over 300 articles and 9 books on a wide range of topics in child psychology. Dr Ehntholt is a Clinical Psychologist at the Refugee Service of the Traumatic Stress Clinic. They will consider these issues and present recent findings on the detention experiences of more than thirty minors whose ages were disputed before they were detained. Ms Finch is an experienced barrister who practices in the field of public law and civil liberties. Many of her cases involve children and their families in an immigration or community care context.  Dr Dalgleish is the director of the Cambridge Centre for Affective Disorders and leader of the Cognition, Emotion and Mental Health Programme at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge.

To book a place at this seminar, please click here.

This seminar is free and open to all. Although you are booking to attend via the University of London online store, you will not be charged.