Full course description
Working with Latino families requires an understanding of different worldviews that may impact how individuals communicate with professionals and their own children; these worldviews shape expectations for development. Explore statistics, etiquette, family values, rituals, religion, teaching styles, and learning implications helpful to those working with Latino Families. Discuss general family beliefs regarding mental health and disabilities and other important concepts in the Latino culture. What is acculturation and how do we best understand and help Latino families through their process? Review cultural sensitivity& competence and the importance of effective professional and personal boundaries. Learn clinical terminology and vocabulary relevant to our field. Examine the importance of your own triggers and how to have intentional interaction vs. reactions. Discuss the best way to manage these and create awareness for ourselves as providers making us truly effective in our roles. Students earn 6 CEU's at successful completion of this training.
Instructor: Natalia Estassi Psy.D.