Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations
University of California in Santa Barbara
Counseling and Psychological Services Building 599
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
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Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanics and Latinos is a training curriculum developed by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (NHLMHTTC). The purpose of this training curriculum is to further develop the skills of mental health providers working with Hispanic and Latino populations, thus reducing disparities in services and improving outcomes. The training includes information on cultural values and how they may relate to symptom manifestation, help-seeking behaviors, and therapeutic processes. Furthermore, the training addresses mental health and risk factors for Hispanic and Latino populations promoting a strength-based approach to treatment, as well as the use of the DSM 5 Cultural Formulation Interview as part of assessment when working with Hispanic and Latino populations.
The goal of this training is to increase awareness and enhance the abilities of providers in their use of cultural elements by promoting cultural formulations when treating Hispanics and Latinos with Mental Health Disorders.