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

1:00pm - July 22, 2020 | Timezone: US/Eastern
National Hispanic and Latino MHTTC
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*Due to unexpected circumstances we’ve changed the original date (July 16th) for this training. You can still register.


This 90-minute online session will discuss 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 will 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 with the client and their family will be described as well as resources and recommendations for those challenges.


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



About the presenters: 




J Rocky Romero, PhD, LMSW - Dr. J Rocky Romero is the CEO and owner of JR Romero & Associates, a training and consultant company he started almost 20 years ago. In addition, Dr. Romero is a former Assistant Professor for New Mexico Highlands University School of Social Work in Albuquerque, NM. He served as the co-chair for Governor Richardson’s appointed NM Higher Education Department on Cultural Competency Task-Force. Dr. Romero has also served as an Executive Council member for the NM-Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research. In addition, Dr. Romero completed his doctoral studies at the University of New Mexico in Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies. Dr. Romero has been a trainer and consultant for the NHL-MHTTC for the last 10 years. He is focused on culturally appropriate treatment while focusing on reducing health disparities for people of color.


Isa I. Vélez Echevarría, PsyD - Dr. Isa Vélez is a clinical psychologist and a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional by the International Association of Trauma Professionals since 2018. 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.


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.