Clinical Innovations in Telehealth: Providing Culturally Relevant Telehealth Services to the Latino Population during the COVID Crisis
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.
Dr. Michelle Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider with experience in individual and family counseling and in developing therapeutic groups. She has worked primarily with the Latino population throughout her career as a bilingual and bicultural social worker. She is currently the Hospital Administrator for Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin, Illinois. She is in private practice at Nickerson & Associates, PC as a bilingual therapist where she treats adults and adolescents with mental health issues, substance abuse issues and sex addictions. She also teaches on these topics at Aurora University and University of Chicago. Previously, she was the Assistant Dean for Health Professions and Public Service at Waubonsee Community College, and she has held other positions within private psychiatric hospitals. Throughout her career, she has worked to increase equity, justice and cultural awareness to these institutions.
Michelle Evans earned a Doctor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work degree from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.
Note: This is the third session of the Clinical Innovations in Telehealth Learning Series, a weekly online series targeting high-priority clinical issues for providers using telehealth. For more information on the series and other upcoming sessions, please click here.
Note: CEUs are not available for these sessions.