Organic dialogues about culture and identity with Hispanic/Latinx clients: A Liberation Psychology approach


This virtual discussion session will shed light on how to have organic, natural dialogues about culture and identity with Hispanic/Latinx clients, and address the unique challenges they may face inside and outside the therapy room while also pointing to how mental health practitioners can formulate critical therapeutic engagements that acknowledge such experiences. Approaches and principles of Liberation Psychology will be discussed in this webinar to provide deeper understanding of the historical legacies, socio- cultural experiences and structural inequalities that impact the psychological wellbeing of Hispanic and Latinx clients while offering culturally responsive strategies that can help empower clients to navigate the intersections of their history, ethnicity, race, class and socio political worlds. Models based on broaching, cultural humility, and following the client's subjective experience will be compared, contrasted, and integrated to yield a common-sense, transtheoretical model for addressing culture and identity applicable to diverse theoretical orientations.


Daniel Gaztambide
Daniel Gaztambide, PsyD

Daniel José Gaztambide, PsyD, is the assistant director of clinical training in the Department of Clinical Psychology at the New School for Social Research, where he is also the director of the Frantz Fanon Center for Intersectional Psychology. Originally from Puerto Rico, he is a practitioner in private practice and a psychoanalytic candidate at the NYU-Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He is the author of the book A People’s History of Psychoanalysis: From Freud to Liberation Psychology, and was featured in the documentary Psychoanalysis in el Barrio

Dr. Gaztambide’s scholarship centers on psychoanalysis and Liberation Psychology, race, class and culture in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Puerto Rican racial identity and colonialism, comparative approaches to psychoanalysis, psychotherapy integration, and the psychology of religion. He is also a spoken word artist and performer in the Nuyorican poetry movement, and an active member of the Puerto Rican poetry troupe, The Títere Poets. 

Starts: Apr 12, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr 12, 2023 2:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 12, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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