Telehealth delivery of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with Hispanic Youth before and during COVID-19
Hispanic youths are less likely to have access to mental health services and more likely to prematurely terminate services when they do engage in treatment. Common barriers to accessing mental health care include: (a) limited availability of linguistically appropriate services for Spanish-speaking children and families; (b) limited services available in rural areas; (c) lack of transportation to mental health facilities; (d) being under- or uninsured; (e) caregiver employment barriers (e.g., scheduled work hours, leave restrictions; and more recently (f) a global pandemic which has shut down most in-person mental health services for over a year. Telehealth (i.e., the use of interactive technologies such as videoconferencing via computer and/or tablet to deliver mental health services) is an alternative to office-based delivery of treatment which can address disparities in access to care. This introductory webinar will describe the state of the evidence for telehealth delivery of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for underserved Hispanic youth, offer logistical and practical tips for getting started (e.g., equipment, procedures, documentation, ethical and safety considerations), and demonstrate culturally and linguistically tailored resources. Participants will also learn about challenges, facilitators, and special considerations for delivery of TF-CBT via telehealth with Hispanic youth before and during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Describe the state of the evidence for telehealth delivery of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for underserved Hispanic youth.
Describe logistical and practical tips for implementing TF-CBT via telehealth (e.g., equipment, procedures, documentation, ethical and safety considerations).
Describe culturally and linguistically tailored resources for implementing TF-CBT via telehealth.
Describe challenges, facilitators, and special considerations for delivery of TF-CBT via telehealth with Hispanic youth before and during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers and school mental health providers.
About the presenter:
Rosaura Orengo-Aguayo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor and bilingual clinical psychologist at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Her research focuses on addressing mental health disparities among underserved populations (specifically Hispanic youth) through innovative implementation and dissemination methods, including telehealth. She also has an active program of research focused on the cultural adaptation and international dissemination of trauma-focused assessment and intervention. She directs the Puerto Rico Outreach Model in Schools- Esperanza (PROMISE), a SAMHSA-funded program aimed bolstering resiliency and promoting psychological recovery among Puerto Rican youth after hurricane Maria. She also co-directed a USAID-funded program aimed at creating trauma-informed systems and services for children in El Salvador. Dr. Orengo-Aguayo is a Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) trainer (Spanish and English) and led the translation of the official SPR manual. She is also an expert in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has co-trained over 75 psychologists in the Caribbean and Latin America in this treatment modality. Dr. Orengo-Aguayo co-directs the World Changers Lab at MUSC whose mission is to “change the world one child at a time.”