Curriculum: Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanics and Latinos

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This module is developed as an aid for behavioral health service providers to improve their skills in response to treatment challenges presented by clients from Hispanic and Latino cultures. The goal is to increase the awareness and enhance the abilities of providers in their use of cultural elements by promoting cultural formulations when treating Hispanics and Latinos with Mental Health Disorders.

Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hispanics and Latinos with Mental Health Disorders and other mental health illnesses.
  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms and behaviors when diagnosing Hispanic and Latino clients/patients.
  • Identify the harms of labeling culture-related reactions as pathological.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of strategies to effectively engage Hispanic and Latino clients.



  • Module 1
  • Module 2
  • Module 3
  • Module 4
  • Module 5


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