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Hispanic and Latino Behavioral Health: Free Two-Part Training April 7 and 14

Publication Date: Mar 30, 2021


The Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is pleased to offer the free, two-part, expert led training: Latino Behavioral Health: Clinical Applications of Cultural Elements!

April 7, 2021 (Part 1), 12:00–3:00 pm Central  Register 

April 14, 2021 (Part 2), 12:00–3:00pm Central Register 

This two-part training series presents the clinical application of cultural elements when treating Latinx individuals with substance use and mental health disorders. The presentation is informed by current research findings on how cultural factors influence the therapeutic relationship and the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply culturally-centered interventions when working with Hispanic and Latino individuals.
  2. Discuss and demonstrate the use of eight areas of culturally-centered interventions.
  3. Identify specific elements of the Hispanic and Latino population that may need special attention.

CEUs will not be offered for this training, but Certificates of Attendance will be provide to those who fully participate in both sessions of this training series.


Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC

Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC

Michelle Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with experience in individual and family counseling and in developing therapeutic groups. She is also a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider. She has worked primarily with the Latino population throughout her career as a bilingual and bicultural social worker.

Alfredo Cerrato Head Shot

Alfredo Cerrato-Lanza

Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Great Lakes Mental Health, Addiction, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. He is also a nationally-certified trainer on Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations. Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations and development experience and specializes in cross-cultural communications, cultural dynamics, conflict resolution, and process improvement topics. His international work includes building orphan care models for children and the elderly in housing, healthcare, and economic aid. In addition, he has conducted advocacy, policy, and disaster relief work in Northern Ireland, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and other locations across the globe, producing innovative models of care for underrepresented populations.  Mr. Cerrato’s work at the Great Lakes projects focuses on working with Hmong, Hispanic and Latino, African American, and Native American communities.

This training was prepared for the Great Lakes ATTC by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.