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Family Therapy: A Culturally Sensitive Modality When Working with Immigrant Latino Families

1:00pm - May 3, 2021 thru 2:30pm - May 3, 2021 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® and the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will be hosting a free webinar for school mental health providers serving Hispanic and Latino families, children, and youths.

The Phyllis & Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University® is an approved provider of the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, the Florida Board of Psychology, the Florida Office of School Psychology, and the Florida Board of Nursing (BAP #50- 6251), as well as the Florida Certification Board (#5350-A) and the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Many states accept CEUs from CSWE-accredited institutions in other states.

 

This 90-minute online session discusses concepts and skills related to family therapy as well as the cultural values that may be incorporated into therapy with Latino children and adolescents. The speakers discuss a case that illustrates the application of structural family therapy with a young Mexican girl and their family using active listening, play therapy, cultural elements of familismo, spirituality, and personalismo in treatment provision. Challenges encountered during engagement and treatment of the client and their family will be described as well as resources and recommendations for those challenges.

 

Learning objectives:

1. Identify cultural values to consider in the provision of family therapy with Latinos.

2. Discuss family centered approaches as culturally responsive approaches for Latino children, adolescents and their families.

3. Address competencies of culturally responsive family therapists.

4. Discuss a case that illustrates the application of structural family therapy with a young Mexican girl and their family.

 

Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers, school mental health providers, and school administrators.

 

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About the speaker:

Isa I. Vélez Echevarría, PsyD- is a clinical psychologist. She obtained a certification as Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinician, was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and Neurofeedback. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Community Services Institute in Boston, MA., where she provided home-based and school-based psychotherapy for communities of color. She is currently working as a clinical psychologist at A&R Behavioral Associates and as a Training and Content Specialist for the National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC, at the Universidad Central del Caribe, in Bayamon, PR.

 

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