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Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations III

1:00pm - September 23, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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**This is a private training not opened to our community**


Goals and Objectives

Section Goal: This section will provide training on integrating cultural values and idioms of distress in mental health treatment

Section Objectives:

1. Describe elements of cultural competence and responsiveness that enhance the provision of mental health services for Hispanic and Latino populations living in the United States.

2. Discuss the pertinence of Hispanics and Latinos cultural values and describe how they can influence the view of mental health conditions.

3. Explain Hispanic and Latino cultural idioms of distress, their utility in mental health treatment, and how to incorporate them as part of assessment and intervention.


This module describes cultural values among Latino populations and ways in which they may be incorporated into mental health treatment. During this section, participants will b able to discuss the ways in which culture and cultural values impact Latinos views on mental health and mental health services. The exploration of cultural idioms of distress and their meanings will be promoted and addressed in this section.


Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop 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: 




Haner Hernández, PhD, CPS, CADCII, LADCI - Dr. Hernández is originally from Puerto Rico, is bilingual and has worked for 32 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. Also, Dr. Hernández has many years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field. Furthermore, he is a professional trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide addiction prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports.

Haner earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.


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