Webinars & Videos

ABC's of CLC: Hot topics, This vs. That, African American Community, Persons living with Disabilities, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQIA+

Produced by the Texas System of Care 

In this webinar series, we define and explain foundational terminology and concepts of cultural and linguistic competence. Each webinar has a introduction to best practices for specific communities.

Broken Borders: Responding to Trauma in Hispanic and Latino Immigrants and Refugeesmhttc

Produced by the South Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (a SAMHSA-funded initiative) at the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health

This webinar identifies factors contributing to adverse mental health outcomes among Hispanic and/or Latinx communities that have recently immigrated or sought asylum in the U.S., and offers providers meaningful intervention strategies for supporting individuals with these experiences.

CBT Tele-health Adaptations for Providers of Mental Health Care for Latino Populationsmhttc

Produced by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Due to the need for many mental health providers to transition to online service delivery as a result of COVID-19, this webinar will provide general guidance on the use of telehealth services. In particular, this webinar focus on providing recommendations for adapting common Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools (e.g., repeated assessment, homework tracking, etc.) for use with clients via telehealth. Special linguistic and cultural considerations for providers of Latino clients will also be presented throughout the webinar.

Community-Defined Evidence: A Culturally Appropriate Approach to Meeting the Mental Health Needs of Diverse Populationsmhttc

Produced by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

This pre-recorded webinar session celebrates culture and communities, and explores community programs and practices that work and are helping people. The session explores how we collectively approach the concept of evidence, effectiveness of practices, and the role of communities in achieving positive outcomes for individuals experiencing mental health conditions. This discussion is intended for clinicians, mental health program providers, evaluators, and others.

Cultural Humility: Where Being Human Matters in Serving Othersmhttc

Produced by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

The current sociocultural climate and discourse in the United States elucidates the importance of understanding our humanity while fostering deeper cross-cultural relationships. As the nation demographically represents a multitude of cultures, our ability to engage in thoughtful and meaningful discussions on cultural issues, remains ever present. This webinar addresses why cultural humility matters in our work as service providers, the current literature on color-blind racial ideology, and implicit bias. The webinar provides insight into the importance of understanding one’s own limitations in ideologies as a way to enhance our service as cultural workers, both personally and professionally.

Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Care for Early Psychosismhttc

Produced by the Northwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

This webinar addresses culturally and linguistically responsive care, with an emphasis on Latinx sub-populations. Implications for practice and research applicable to multiple service settings with varying service sectors are discussed. 

Delivering Mental Health Services Through a Cultural Lens: What can we all do?mhttc

Produced by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

Integrating cultural and linguistic considerations in our mental health services requires shifts in values, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. If we are truly invested in improving the client’s experience as they enter our organizations and in creating equitable systems for services, we need to be open to changes. We can all lead and engage in a change process to integrate cultural and linguistic considerations into our policy, infrastructure, workforce, community engagement, and programs and services.

mhttcHow Implicit bias Affects our Work; Starting with the Individual

Produced by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

Implicit bias refers to the attitudes or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions, and decisions in an unconscious manner. Everyone has them, and becoming mindful of how implicit and explicit biases impact our work with others is important. Implicit biases can lead to unfair differences in the expectations we hold for those we serve, how we interact with them, and the learning opportunities we provide.

mhttcIntegrating Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Leading From Where You Are

Produced by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center 

All health service systems are undergoing fundamental changes in order to embrace the diversity of populations in the U.S. today. Many health systems continue to grapple with the numerous challenges of implementing systemic change to respond effectively to the multiple needs of diverse cultural and linguistic groups. Organizations working together as part of a broader system often do not know where to start the work of integrating cultural and linguistic competence. To do this work, organizations first need to come to a common understanding of culture and cultural competence and adopt a systemic framework for its integration into services and supports.

Integrating Primary Care for Latinx Familiesmhttc

Produced by the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Dr. Ana Bridges, a professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and an expert on integrated care with extensive clinical and research experience, presents Integrating psychologists into primary care clinics to address mental health disparities in Latinxs: Rationale and evidence of success. After her presentation, Diane Arms of the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC provides additional perspective.

mhttcOlder Latinos in the U.S.: Mental Health Issues

Produced by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

Aging is a fact of life and it is frequently accompanied by declining health, but it does not always have to be that way. The aging adult is frequently expected to manifest deficits in cognition, and these deficits can be part of a primary brain degenerative process, a psychiatric illness, or physical disease. These conditions either individually or combined interact with each other, meaning that the presence of one can make the other one worse. Any of these conditions along with other social factors, such as the environment where one is born, lives or works, ethnicity, income, support system, level of acculturation, and the degree of health literacy can facilitate or obstruct access to care and eventually influence health outcomes. This presentation will explain the interaction of these conditions in the Latino elderly, and the known barriers coming from the health system and health disparities perspective. The presentation will close with ideas of what you can do at home while working with the Latino elderly, and with a short video of an older Latino woman who will explain her desire to live in spite of her illnesses. With the Latino aging population growing in the US, it is our turn to promote health messages that resonate with their needs and preferences, such as optimism and acceptance, connectedness, independence, and self-worth.

mhttcProviding Culturally Relevant Telehealth Services for Latino Populations During a Pandemic

Produced by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

COVID-19 has impacted so many individuals physically, psychologically, socially, and financially. Many individuals from the Latino population have been significantly impacted due to the ongoing disparities in health care and resource availability. Telehealth services have been a way to provide desperately needed services in a safe way, but there are significant challenges to providing services that consider the cultural needs of the individual as well. In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges of treating Latino clients during the COVID crisis, and we will discuss how to assess and provide interventions to meet the needs of Latino individuals using telehealth modalities.

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo 

Produced by the University of Washington's School of Public Health

Ijeoma Oluo, Editor at Large of The Establishment, discusses her book, "So You Want to Talk About Race." She offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in America, addressing head-on such issues as privilege, police brutality, intersectionality, micro-aggressions, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the “N” word.

Why Motivational Interviewing for Urban Indian Health Organizations?

Produced by Urban Indian Health Institute; a division of Seattle Indian Health Board

In this video Dr. Lonnie Nelson (Eastern Band Cherokee) discusses the Native values compatible with motivational interviewing and why this clinical method is relevant for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Recorded on July 10, 2013, in Seattle, WA.