Dímelo en Español: Collaborative Therapeutic Conversations with Latino Immigrant Families

Despite the wish to maintain cultural awareness in therapy, Latino families are frequently faced with approaches that are incongruent to their cultural needs. In the experiences of Silvia B. Espinal, LCSW, and Genoveva Garcia, LCSW, Latino families often have to adjust to pre-established mainstream model attending to their unique situations. As the Latino population continues to grow, therapists need to work from a multicultural framework that embraces a deeper understanding of the Latino immigrant experience. It is fundamental for therapists to cultivate a compassionate understanding of the Latino youth experience in relation to their families, their sense of self and their socio-cultural contexts. Dímelo en Español is committed to exploring the unique dilemmas of first and second generation Latino youth and their families. Using cultural humility and a collaborative stance, the presenters will clarify the concerns that bring families to therapy, unpack the meanings attached to the family’s migration narratives and help families discern the challenges of parenting and being parented in a bilingual/bicultural environment.

Presented by Silvia B. Espinal, LCSW, and Genoveva Garcia, LCSW

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  • Dímelo en Español: Collaborative Therapeutic Conversations with Latino Immigrant Families
    January 19, 2018
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm