Clinical Applications of Cultural Elements: Engaging and Treating the Hispanic and Latino Client

The goal of this webinar is to increase the awareness and abilities of mental health care providers in their use of cultural elements by promoting the use of culturally appropriate formulations when treating Latinx presenting with psychological and mental health disorders.  The information is informed by current research findings on the impact of cultural factors on the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders and on the therapeutic relationship.  

Module Goal:  This module will provide training on best practices in the engagement and treatment phase of mental health treatment with the Hispanic and Latino client.

Module Objectives: 

1. Identify three cultural elements that inform mental health assessment and treatment interventions with Hispanic and Latino individuals;
2. List and discuss at least two specific evidence-based interventions and techniques in Latino mental health 
3. Demonstrate two culturally informed assessment and treatment techniques shown to be effective with Latino clients.

Who should attend? This is an intermediate level workshop designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field.



About the presenter: 


Jesse Rocky Romero, PhD- Dr. J Rocky Romero is currently the United States consultant and trainer for the National Hispanic & Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.  He is also the Associate Director for Health Programs for El Centro Family Health a federally qualified health center in northern New Mexico.  He also recently opened an intensive outpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of New Mexico Hope. He is also a former tenure-track Assistant Professor for New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) School of Social Work in Albuquerque, NM and is also a graduate of NMHU.  He served as the co-chair for Governor Richardson appointed New Mexico Higher Education Departments Cultural Competency Task-Force. Dr. Romero has also served as an Executive Council member for the New Mexico Consortium for Behavioral Health Training and Research (NM-CBHTR).  In addition, Dr. Romero received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico in Language, Literacy, and Socio-cultural studies and graduated in fall 2016. He is focused on culturally appropriate treatment and access for health and mental health care for Hispanic and Latinos. In his role at NMHU-SSW in ABQ, Dr. Romero conceptualized, implemented, and received legislative and Bernalillo County funding for two evidence-based, and nationally certified with excellence, social work student training clinics.  Dr. Romero is a national trainer for the Matrix Institute on Addictions and the National Hispanic & Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center.  Dr. Romero is a native of Northern New Mexico and has served on many boards, committees, and task forces to address the needs of New Mexico’s students and citizens in his tenure with NMHU-School of Social Work. Most recently Mr. Romero has been appointed to the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Government Commission to address behavioral health and addiction issues in New Mexico.


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Starts: Jun 23, 2020 1:00 pm
Ends: Jun 23, 2020 2:30 pm
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