Culturally Informed Strategies working with Diverse Patients with Mental Illness


It can be challenging to differentiate what is pathology and what is culture. In this talk, clinical recommendations will be presented on how to accurately assess different symptom constellations with patients from different cultural backgrounds. Emphasis is given to specific applications of the Cultural Formulation Interview and these are illustrated with concrete examples.

Martin J. La Roche, Ph.D. has been Director of Training at the Boston Hospital Children’s Hospital at the Martha Eliot, which is the oldest standing community health center in the country for the last 25 years. He is an Associate Professor in Psychology at the Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital and specializes in the development of culturally competent psychotherapeutic and assessment strategies. Dr. La Roche has over 100 peer-reviewed publications/presentations on culturally competent treatments with ethnic minorities and has been Principal or Co-Principal Investigator on many research projects. Dr. La Roche is also the author of two books “Cultural Psychotherapy: Theory, Methods, and Practice” and “Towards a Global and Cultural Psychotherapy: Theoretical Foundations and Clinical Implications.” In addition, he has received many research/academic awards such as the Harvard Bridge Award, The Milton Award and was Selected Outstanding Committee Chairperson of the Year by the Massachusetts Psychological Association.


  • 1 hour of CEU credit will be provided for this webinar. Information on how to request your CEU will be available in a post-event e-mail.
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Starts: Sep 14, 2021 4:00 pm
Ends: Sep 14, 2021 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
September 14, 2021
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Webinar/Virtual Training
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