Cultural and Treatment Consideration when using EMDR with Latinx and BIPOC clients



Cultural and Treatment Considerations when using EMDR with Latinx and BIPOC Clients

Friday, July 26, 2024

1:00pm to 4:00pm ET


Presenter: Viviana Urdaneta Melo, LCSW

NASW-NYS Members: $45

NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC): $75

Non-Members: $90

NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Members: FREE

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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
This course provides an introduction to cultural and treatment consideration when utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy with Latinx and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) clients. Participants will explore the intersectionality of culture, identity, and trauma within these communities. Emphasis is placed on understanding historical and systemic factors that might influence the experiences of Latinx and BIPOC individuals. This course will include discussion of the diverse array of cultural beliefs, practices, and values these groups may hold, and challenges, strengths, and opportunities in the reprocessing of trauma using EMDR therapy. This course will provide attendees with practical ideas and interventions to honor clients' cultural backgrounds and unique needs, while fostering trust, empowerment, and healing within the therapeutic relationship. 


Learning Objectives

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

1.    Identify cultural beliefs, values, and practices within Latinx and BIPOC communities that may impact the therapeutic process when using EMDR therapy.
2.    Discuss strengths, opportunities, and challenges of utilizing EMDR therapy with Latinx and BIPOC individuals.
3.    Describe practical strategies when using EMDR with Latinx and BIPOC individuals to foster empowerment and facilitate healing. 

This workshop is approved for 3.0 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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Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW, is an EMDR Certified Therapist and Consultant. She is an immigrant from Colombia who practices as a psychotherapist in both English and Spanish for more than 13 years.  She works in her private practice and at the EMDR International Association as Chief of Clinical Affairs. Viviana has worked with survivors of trauma, intimate partner violence, and sexual assault including children, adolescents, and adults. Viviana has worked in mental health agencies, shelters, and in a university student health center utilizing trauma informed approaches and EMDR therapy. Viviana is committed to increasing awareness around the challenges, strengths, and opportunities of working with diverse populations and their intersection of identities.


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July 26th, 2024 from  1:00 PM to  4:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
NASW-NYS Member $45.00
NASW Other Chapter Member (Including NYC) $75.00
Non-Member $90.00
NASW-NYS Student and Transitional Member $0.00
Information for Certificates
Presenter(s) Viviana Urdaneta, LCSW
Instruction Method Live Webinar
Total Contact Hours/CEUs Awarded 3.0