Join us for the "Finding Practical Solutions for Our Immigrant Community: Addressing Health and Behavioral Health" conference on Friday, June 21.
- Discuss evolving trends in the primary ethnic and national groups migrating to Nashville over the past 25 years.
- Identify health concerns specific to Latino children.
- Identify ways to incorporate more culturally sensitive behaviors into your practice.
- Learn about the barriers that limit refugees and immigrants access to healthcare.
- Describe different types of immigration psychological evaluations.
- Learn practical techniques for working with interpreters.
General Outline (6 hours of coursework):
8:00 a.m. Registration
8:30 - 9:30 Evolving Trends in Nashville's Refugee and Immigrant Community
Carol Etherington, MSN, RN, FAAN
9:30 - 10:30 Health and Immigrant Latino Children
Adriana Bialostozky, MD
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 11:45 Whole Person Care at Siloam Family Health Center
Lauren Smith, RN, MSN, FNP-C, and Rebecca Swift, LCSW
11:45 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 Behavioral Health Panel
Michael Evans, State Refugee Health Coordinator, Tennessee Office
Aram Khoshnaw, M.P.H., Language Services and Health Navigation
Supervisor, Family and Children’s Services
Marielle Lovecchio, M.Ed., Community Development Director, Center
for Refugees & Immigrants of Tennessee.
Laurel Lunn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Community Research and Action
program at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College.
1:45 - 2:45 Forensic and Clinical Issues in Immigrant Psychological Practice
Jorge Boero, PhD, HSP
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 4:00 Working with Interpreters in a Mental Health Environment
Kim Roberts, LPC, CEAP, SPHR
4:15 p.m. Evaulation and Adjounrment
.6 CEUs pre-approved for nurses thanks to UT Martin College of Nursing.
6 contact hours of general continuing education available for social workers.
6 CEUs pre-approved for LPCs thanks to TLPCA.
6 continuing education contact hours available for LADACs.
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for professionals needing contact hours.
Registration includes CEUs and Lunch
For more information, download seminar brochure here.
A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Rolling Hills Hospital
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
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Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.