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Barriers in Mental Health Services for Trans, Queer and Non-binary Latinx Communities

2:00pm - June 8, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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This webinar will start defining the basic concepts that comprehend the LGBTQ+ community. These concepts will set the tone to understand how minority groups become vulnerable populations in Latinx communities. Our main objective will be to promote sensible, empathic, and effective treatment strategies for the provision of mental health services.


Who should attend? This is a basic level online event designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.



About the presenter:

Miguel Vázquez, PhD- Dr. Miguel Vázquez has a Masters in Research in Clinical Psychology from the Barcelona Autonomous University, and a Masters and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Carlos Albizu University in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He has researched topics such as sexual and gender diversity, suicide, psychotic disorders, youth risky behaviors, and substance abuse. He has presented in congresses and symposiums in Puerto Rico, United States, Mexico, Spain, Las Bahamas, Colombia, South Africa, and Peru. He has published social responsibility essays for local newspapers and magazines and is the principal editor of the textbook, LGBT 101: An introductory look at the community, being the first of its kind in the island, and author of LGBT Health: A therapeutic manual to work with the communities. He works as a psychologist and investigator at Centro Ararat and has his private office. He has been awarded Alumni of the Year 2015 from the Carlos Albizu University, and Psychologist of the Year, 2015 from the Puerto Rico Psychology Association. He is the developer and coordinator of the 1st LGBT Intervention Certification, education created to sensitize and educate professionals on LGBT health.



Please read the following before registering: 

  • The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center use GoToWebinar as our online event system. 

  • Audio for the event is accessible via the internet. To receive audio, attendees must join the event by using computers equipped with speakers or dial in via telephone. 

  • After registration, a confirmation email will be generated with instructions for joining the event. To avoid problems with log-in, please use the confirmation email to join the event.