This one -hour online session will provide information on culturally responsive coping strategies to address and reduce stress in Latino clients. The presenter will address stressors among Latino communities as well as culturally responsive strategies to address symptoms. The presentation will further discuss therapeutic interventions for Latino clients with mental health disorders whose symptoms have exacerbated during the pandemic. The presenter will discuss approaches to further develop a therapeutic relationship while using telehealth platforms.
Who should attend? This is an intermediate level webinar designed for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and graduate students.
About the presenter:
Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC- 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.
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