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“Promoviendo El Bien Estar”: Self-Care Cultural Considerations for Latino/Hispanic Frontline Workers
May 4, 2021

This webinar was recorded on April 30, 2021.

A detailed view of self-care techniques specific to Latino/Hispanic frontline workers, as well as cultural implications of what self-care means to Latinos/Hispanics. Learning Objectives: - Identify and differentiate between stress, burnout and compassion fatigue - Increase awareness of stressors and triggers - Identify healthy and unhealthy coping skills (self-nourishment, self-medication & reconnecting) - Learn about the importance of self-care and identify self-care options. - Cultural Implications and Considerations of “self-care” within the Latino/Hispanic culture. - A collaboration webinar between SSW-MHTTC and UT Rio Grande Valley-


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Presenter Bios:

picture1Dr. Elizabeth Chavez-Palacios, LPC-S, CRC, CCMC, CCTP
Dr. Chavez-Palacios obtained both graduate degrees at the University of Texas Pan American (aka University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). She obtained her masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2006 and her doctorate in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013. Her dissertation and current research interests include Latino/Hispanic cultural issues, substance use disorders, clinical supervision and bilingual counseling issues. She has been providing mental health services to the residents of Texas over 14 years in a variety of settings. She has been teaching at UTPA/UTRGV formally since 2013, but had served as a Teaching Assistant to the SRSC since 2009. In addition to her service in academia, Dr. Chavez-Palacios is the Program Director at Evolving Steps Counseling a comprehensive mental health services facility, with a focus on substance use disorders in adolescents. In her “spare time”, she enjoys time with her husband of 17 years and their children – Jesus, Elaina and Joshua.



Dr. Andrea Almaguer-Botero, LPC, LCDC-I
She has master’s degree in counseling psychology with a bilingual counselor certification from Texas A&M International University. In May 2020, she earned her PhD in Rehabilitation Counseling at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Her dissertation and current research is focused in mindfulness and mental health. Dr. Almaguer-Botero has worked as a professional counselor in different types of settings such as immigration and refugee centers, substance abuse clinics, schools and hospitals providing trauma and crisis counseling. Dr. Almaguer-Botero has taught and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate rehabilitation counseling courses. Her areas of interest include the Latinos population, mindfulness, trauma, spirituality, immigration and substance use. She is currently working in the neonatal intensive care unit department providing mental health services to mothers of NICU babies.