Supporting Latinx and Hispanic Clients: Understanding and Addressing Cultural Considerations in Mental Health Settings




Supporting Latinx and Hispanic Clients: Understanding and Addressing Cultural Considerations in Mental Health Settings

Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST


Presenter: Dr. Deborah Villanueva, DSW, MSW, LCSW


NASW Other Chapter Member: $30

Non-Members: $37.50

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed social workers, licensed mental health counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists and licensed psychologists

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Workshop Description

No culture is a monolith, therefore, understanding the multitude of differences and nuances that exist within your client’s culture, especially if it differs from your own, is critical to offering clients culturally-focused care. Similarly, having clinicians that reflect the population they serve and who are part of that community is critical. This session will focus on that crucial component of culturally-focused care by addressing ways clinicians can best support Latinx clients, particularly women, in their community. This session will also address what it means to be a part of community, and how culture can be expressed, specifically within Latinx and Hispanic populations. Additionally, there will be a focus on addressing power dynamics that exist within clinical settings, and how they can be addressed. This training adds a much-needed dimension to providing mental healthcare to Latinx, Hispanic women and building inclusive spaces for their experiences.   


Learning Objectives

After the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the complex and unique experiences of Latinx and Hispanic clients
  • Identify how to address Latinx and Hispanic clients’ needs through a culturally-focused, and culturally humble lens
  • Examine how power dynamics present in clinical settings, and identify ways to address them to further along the therapeutic relationship

This workshop is approved for 1.5 continuing education credit hours.

NASW-NYS is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers (Provider ID #0014), licensed mental health counselors (Provider ID #MHC-0053), licensed marriage and family therapists (Provider ID #MFT-0037) and licensed psychologists (Provider ID #PSY-0088).

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Dr. Deborah Villanueva, DSW, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Southern California. She currently works with Native American, Alaskan Native, and Indigenous Latin American Families- their children, and young adults- using an eclectic, culturally sensitive approach tailored to the unique needs of each client she serves. Dr. Villanueva has over 15 years of experience in a variety of settings and with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief interventions, with various areas of expertise within child and adolescent Psychotherapy addressing depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She received her Doctorate degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. Dr. Villanueva is the Co-Founder of Cafecito Con Las Doctoras™ An organization that focuses on exemplifying the power of Hispanic, Latinas, and Latinx women- in representing their communities, families, higher education, and their place within the working force. Dr. Villanueva currently serves in the role of Assistant Region-I Director for the National Association of Social Workers NASW- California Chapter.  



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December 14th, 2022 12:00 PM through  1:30 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $0.00
NASW Other Chapter Member $30.00
Non-Member $37.50
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00