Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health

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Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory & Racially Conscious Interventions

Co-Sponsored by the Lucero Latino Mental Health Program and the Center for Multicultural and Global Mental Health


Program Director: Mari Carmen Bennasar, PsyD
Presenters: Hector Y. Adames, PsyD and Nayeli Y. Chavez-DueƱas, PhD 

The primary aim of this conference is to provide an intellectually stimulating forum for attendees to share knowledge that will lead to a better understanding and conceptualization of concerns and vulnerabilities of individuals of Latinx backgrounds. This year, the conference will provide an overview of the diverse cultural roots of Latino/as, exploring both the racial and ethnic differences within the Latino/a community. Theories regarding the heterogeneity of experiences within. The Latino/a population in the U.S. will be reviewed. Steps for developing culturally responsive and racially conscious treatments for Latino/as will be presented. The importance of clinicians working with the Latino/a community of considering Latino/a within group differences when applying traditional cultural values will be discussed. This workshop will present information grounded in current research and literature related to the Latino/a community in the U.S. today. This workshop will provide the participants with both a historical foundation as well as practical interventions for clinicians working with the Latino/a community.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe some of the diverse cultural & racial roots of Latino/as. 
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of theories designed to understand the heterogeneity of experiences within the Latino/a population in the U.S. 
  3. Identify steps necessary to develop culturally responsive & racially conscious treatments for Latino/as.

Program Code: LMHP18
Credits: 6
Fees: $130 with CE Credits, $65 no CE Credits
Networking lunch included!


  • When

  • Friday, April 6, 2018
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • William James College
    1 Wells Avenue
    Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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