The psychologist plays a key role in the inclusion project to let the individual needs meet the reception project in order to offer a specific support in coping with the difficulties of accepting new conditions of life.
The psychologic support is a growing emergency for asylum seekers. The psychologist intervenes in relation to the cultural models of these people and in relation to the society and the culture belonging to the host country as well, to encourage the surfacing of vulnerable situations. When necessary the psychologist can provide for support measures in collaboration with psycho-socio-sanitary services present on the territory, such as the CPS or the psychiatric ward of the hospital for the most serious cases.
The psychologist plays also an important and fundamental narrative task: the psychologist has to be able to bring back negative emotions and feelings, especially of asylum seekers victim of serious traumas, who maybe prefer not to share their own experiences, because their history will be the evaluate at the Territorial Commission in order to argue their asylum application.