Cultural Foundations in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory, & Racially Conscious Interventions
Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 8:45 AM to 12:45 PM (CDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Presents:
Cultural Foundations in Latino/a Mental Health:
History, Theory, & Racially Conscious Interventions
Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00am – 12:45pm CDT
Registration Opens at 8:45am CDT
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
325 N. Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60654
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This workshop will provide an overview of the diverse cultural roots of Latino/as by exploring both the racial and ethnic differences within the Latino/a community. Theories regarding the heterogeneity of experiences within the Latino/a population in the U.S. will be reviewed. Steps for developing culturally responsive and racially conscious treatments for Latino/as will be presented. The importance of clinicians working with the Latino/a community of considering Latino/a within group differences when applying traditional cultural values will be discussed. This workshop will present information grounded in current research and literature related to the Latino/a community in the U.S. today.
This workshop will provide participants with both a historical foundation as well as practical interventions for clinicians working with the Latino/a community. The presenters will provide innovative models for integrating. The workshop will include a group discussion and Q&A session.
After attending this introductory-level workshop, participants will be able to:
(1) Describe some of the diverse cultural and racial roots of Latino/as.
(2) Demonstrate knowledge of theories designed to understand the heterogeneity of experiences within the Latino/a population in the U.S.
(3) Identify the steps necessary to develop culturally responsive and racially conscious treatments for Latino/as.
Professional Bio of Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). By training, he is a neuropsychologist and currently an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is the editor of Latina/o Psychology Today (LPT) and the co-author of a textbook focusing on skin-color and physiognomy among U.S. Latino/as titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences (Routledge Press). His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness. He has earned a number of awards including the 2014 Distinguished Professional Early Career Award from the National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA). You can follow Dr. Adames on Twitter @HYAdames
Professional Bio of Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latina/o Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the associate editor of Latina/o Psychology Today (LPT) and the co-author of a textbook that focuses on skin-color and within group differences among Latino/as in the U.S. titled, Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latino/a Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences (Routledge Press). Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, multiculturalism, and race relations. She has earned a number of awards including the 2012 Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Multicultural Pedagogy by TCSPP. You can follow Dr. Chavez-Dueñas on Twitter @NYChavez
Program Standards and Goals
This program meets APA’s continuing education Standard 1.1: Program content focuses on application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.
This program meets APA’s continuing education Goal 3: Program will allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase competencies in order to improve services to the public and enhance contributions to the profession.
8:45am: Registration Opens
9:00am: Workshop Begins
10:45am: 15-Minute Break
11:00am: Break Ends/Workshop Resumes
12:45pm: Workshop Ends
Registration and Fees:
General Admission: $60.00
TCSPP Faculty, Staff, & Alumni Admission: $30.00
TCSPP Current Site Supervisor & Community Partner Admission: $30.00
TCSPP Student Admission: $10.00
Non-TCSPP Student Admission: $15.00
100% of tuition is refundable up to 48 hours before the program. Within 48 hours of the program, tuition is nonrefundable.
(1) Adames, H. Y., & Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y. (2017). Cultural foundations and interventions in Latino/a mental health: History, theory, and within group differences. New York, NY: Routledge.
(2) Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., & Organista, K. O. (2016). Skin-color matters in Latino/a communities: Identifying, understanding, and addressing Mestizaje Racial Ideologies in clinical practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(1), 46-55.
(3) Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., & Adames, H. Y., & Organista, K. C. (2014). Skin-color prejudice and within group racial discrimination: Historical and current impact on Latino/a populations. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36(1), 3-26.
Target Audience: All mental health disciplines. Students welcome.
Psychologists.This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.5 continuing education credits. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is committed to accessibility and non-discrimination in its continuing education activities. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is also committed to conducting all activities in conformity with the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles for Psychologists. Participants are asked to be aware of the need for privacy and confidentiality throughout the program. If program content becomes stressful, participants are encouraged to process these feelings during discussion periods. If participants have special needs, we will attempt to accommodate them. Please address questions, concerns and any complaints to Moira Jackson at 312-467-2364. There is no commercial support for this program nor are there any relationships between the CE Sponsor, presenting organization, presenter, program content, research, grants, or other funding that could reasonably be construed as conflicts of interest.
Counselors/Clinical Counselors. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.5 continuing education units. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed in the State of Illinois to provide continuing education programming for counselors and clinical counselors. License Number: 197.000159
Social Workers. This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 3.5 continuing education units. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is licensed in the State of Illinois to provide continuing education programming for social workers. License Number: 159.001036
Non Psychologists. Most licensing boards accept Continuing Education Credits sponsored by the American Psychological Association but non-psychologists are recommended to consult with their specific state-licensing board to ensure that APA-sponsored CE is acceptable.
*Participants must attend 100% of the program in order to obtain a Certificate of Attendance.
The Institute for Professional & Continuing Studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.