Scenario: Recently a foreign country has become destabilized, releasing a flood of emigrants. A large number of these emigrants have moved to your state and city. These people are from an ethnic background rare in North America.
Because of their trauma and relocation, they are seeking services in large numbers for mental health problems. The agency at which you work has asked you to review possibilities of psychological assessments to screen for problems in this population, so that services might be efficiently delivered.
- What federal, state, and local guidelines are applicable in this situation?
- What are all of the ethical considerations involved in this case study?
- How will you approach this?