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Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanics and Latinos (Virtual Training Series). Session 2 – Mental Health Risk and Protective Factors in Hispanic and Latino Populations

1:00pm - September 16, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
Collaborating TTC: Central East MHTTC
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This training curriculum will further develop the skills of mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations, thus reducing disparities in services and improving outcomes. Participants will also learn about promoting a strength-based approach to treatment, and using the Cultural Formulation Interview as part of an assessment when working with these populations.



Haner Hernandez-Bonilla, PhD, CADAC II, LADC I, CPS has worked in the health and human service field for over 27 years developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent prevention, intervention, recovery and support programs. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education degree from Cambridge College. Dr. Hernandez earned his doctoral degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences.


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Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hispanics and Latinos with mental health disorders and other mental health issues
  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms and behaviors when diagnosing Hispanic and Latino clients
  • Identify and address mental health risk and protective factors in Hispanic and Latino communities
  • Effectively incorporate strategies to effectively engage and treat Hispanic and Latino clients, including the Cultural Formulation Interview


Who Should Attend?

Mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations.