An Ecological and Culturally Relevant Framework for Preventive and Clinical Interventions with Latinos/as: One Size Does Not Fit All


Latino/a populations in the US are affected by the lack of culturally appropriate mental health services. Unfortunately, therapeutic services for Latinos are at risk of being informed by universal approaches, which carry the risk of overlooking the ways in which various Latino/a subgroups differ according to cultural values, contextual issues, historical immigration, and cultural identity issues. In this workshop, Dr. Parra-Cardona will present a theoretical framework useful to inform preventive and clinical interventions with Latinos. The model is grounded in more than 10 years of prevention and clinical research aimed at ensuring culturally relevant clinical services for a variety of Latino/a subpopulations (e.g., foreign-born, US-born, adolescents, couples, families). The workshop will have an important emphasis on highlighting the ways in which the model can be used as a guiding framework to inform culturally competent clinical interventions with Latinos/as.

J. Ruben Parra-Cardona, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Michigan State University. He is also Associate Clinical Faculty and Researcher at the Regional Institute of the Family (IREFAM, Chihuahua, Mexico), as well as member of the Board of Directors at the Research Family Center (CIFAC, Monterrey, Mexico).

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $135
Contact Hours (CEU’s) for NYS: 5
CE Credits for NASW: 5

The Ackerman Institute for the Family SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0052.

This program has been approved for Continuing Education Credit Hours by the National Association Workers, CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT Social Work Licensure renewal.

Under the New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13, Chapter 44G, subchapter 13:44G-6.4, New Jersey accepts New York State approved courses for CEU’s.

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Damaly Ferreira
Phone: 212-879-4900 ext. 111