EPLC | Treating Psychosis in the Hispanic/Latinx Community: Challenging Stereotypes

This presentation discussed 3 clinical cases that challenged the stereotypes consistently found when assessing, diagnosing, and treating Latino individuals who suffer from a severe mental illness such as psychosis.





Presenter: Dr. Luis Sandoval is an experienced bilingual and bicultural scholar-researcher-clinician who is trained in multiple psychotherapy modalities and has applied them across diverse multicultural populations and settings. His experience in psychotherapy, research, and teaching, in both Spanish and English, over the past 18 years in the U.S. and Mexico, allows him to translate both theoretical and clinical knowledge into a clinical, research, and academic setting and to long-term research projects.

He has developed a long-term research agenda that connects different disciplines within the field of psychology. In addition to leading his own research projects, he has collaborated with multiple studies funded by the NIH, the NIMH, PCORI, NASA, and various private foundations. His research program is divided into three main areas:

1) Digital Psychiatry and Human-Computer Interaction to improve symptoms on Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders,

2) Cognitive Remediation in psychotic disorders, and

3) Mental health innovation to improve outcomes in underrepresented groups and communities. 

Currently, Dr. Sandoval is a clinical researcher in the department of public psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.



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