Learning Community: Cultural Adaptations of EBPs in Treating Hispanic and Latinx with Mental Health Disorders | Spring 2023

The Northwest MHTTC is excited to collaborate with Dr. Michelle Evans and the National Hispanic & Latino MHTTC to offer a live learning community in Spring 2023. Each session includes expert-led instruction and experiential learning. Up to 6 hours of Continuing Education (CE) credits* (see bottom of page) are available.

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  • Members of the behavioral health/mental health workforce who are based in the states of Alaska, Oregon, Idaho & Washington (HHS Region 10) are eligible to participate
  • Commitment to attend the whole series is expected
  • Each individual must have access to computer/web camera/audio to participate
  • Applications are no longer being accepted.
  • Questions: For questions about this series, including eligibility and registration please contact the Northwest MHTTC at [email protected].



Learning Communities are a series of activities designed to teach specific, in-depth skills through personalized interaction and presentation based on the needs of the group. In this opportunity, cultural adaptations of Evidence Based Practices in treating Hispanic and Latinos with mental health disorders will occur. Participants will participate in an interactive discussion and sharing of expertise and will identify and discuss their own experiences in working with this population. Participants will receive feedback and will be provided with access to a toolkit of resources.

Goal: Increase utilization and implementation of culturally adapted Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) for Hispanic and Latinx populations with mental health conditions at recipients’ organizations and agencies.


Learning Objectives:

  • Explain what cultural adaptations and cultural adaptation models for Latinx populations.  

  • Describe motivational interview, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family therapy techniques and strategies culturally adapted for Hispanic and Latinx clients and how to implement them at the clinical and organizational levels.   

  • Review a case vignette of a Latino male client conceptualized using several culturally adapted EBP strategies.  

  • Practice and implement one culturally adapted EBP like the motivational interview, cognitive behavioral therapy, or family therapy with a Latinx client.   

SESSIONS: Thursdays, May 18 - June 8, 2023

11:30am - 1pm AK / 12:30 - 2pm PT / 1:30- 3pm MT


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Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC

Dr. Michelle Evans

Dr. Michelle Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider and Evaluator. She has worked primarily with the Latinx population throughout her career as a child welfare specialist and forensic evaluator and treatment provider. She is currently the Hospital Administrator for Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin, Illinois, a state forensic psychiatric hospital. She is in private practice at Nickerson & Associates, PC as a therapist where she treats adults and adolescents with mental health issues, substance abuse issues and sex addictions. She also teaches on these topics at Aurora University and University of Chicago. Previously, she was the Assistant Dean for Health Professions and Public Service at Waubonsee Community College, and she has held other positions within higher education and private psychiatric hospitals. Throughout her career, she has worked to increase equity, justice, and cultural awareness in these institutions.




*CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT DETAILS:  Physicians, physician assistants, primary care ARNPs, psychologists, and other health care providers may be eligible for CME or CEUs for completing the course. Retain your Certificate of Completion and verify its suitability for CME/CEUS with your licensing/credentialing entity.  The University of Washington is an approved provider of continuing education for DOH licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists, chemical dependency professionals, nurses and physicians under the provisions of: WAC 246-809-610, WAC 246-809-620, WAC 246-811-200, WAC 246-840-210, WAC 246-919-460 and WAC 246-924-240.

Starts: May 18, 2023 12:30 pm
Ends: Jun 8, 2023 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 5, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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