Improve Your Cultural Competency When Working with Latino Clients

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Date Oct 13, 2015
Time 02:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
“Respetar Nuestra Cultura!” Discover the benefits of following this rallying cry when working with Latino clients, as well as the dangers of ignoring it.

Full Description:
The demand for mental health professionals who can interact with their clients in a culturally competent fashion is more urgent than ever. Nowhere is this more evident than with the Latino population. With estimates suggesting that their numbers will triple by 2050, these individuals will be an increasingly important consumer base for counseling services by professionals who can interact with them in a respectful manner.

This webinar teaches mental health professionals crucial communication skills that are the basis of culturally sensitive services to their Latino clients. You will learn to respond in a way that fits the clients’ communication style and cultural values. Ms. Lambert emphasizes the applicability of these skills to a variety of clinical situations, as she takes you through cultural competency in intake, in-person therapy, phone therapy, and crisis situations.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Explain the importance of cultural sensitivity in mental health
Contrast the differences in how Latinos and non-Latinos communicate
Incorporate easy-to-learn Spanish words/sentences into intake and therapy sessions with Latino clients
Determine the best way to open up conversations with Latino clients about the issues that brought them into therapy

Your Presenter:
YANINA V. LAMBERT, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Orange County, California. She currently works in private practice treating adults, families, and children with issues such as anxiety, depression, relational, behavioral, and transitional issues. She is bilingual in English and in Spanish, and enjoys using Spanish in her work. Yanina is originally from Argentina, where there is not only a huge population of psychotherapists, but where people consider going to therapy as something common and to be proud of. The experience of exploring different cultures and interacting with people with diverse cultural backgrounds has inspired her to incorporate cultural competency into her life’s work. Yanina completed Bachelor degrees in Psychology and in Italian from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University- Irvine. 

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link:

Who Should Attend:
Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Pastoral Counselors/Clergy, Psychologists, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Educators, Case Managers


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