This presentation is the second of a 4-Part series titled: "Institutional Racism and How it Impacts the Latinx Experience as it Relates to Behavioral Health."
The Latinx community in the U.S. is living through one of its most difficult periods in modern U.S. history. Currently, Latinxs are being negatively impacted by systemic oppression which can lead to psychological distress including ethno-racial trauma. This form of trauma stems from experiencing or witnessing discrimination, threats of harm, violence, and intimidation directed at Latinxs. However, the impact of institutional racism, and other forms of oppression, is often not emphasized in most of the existing psychotherapeutic, recovery, and trauma literature. To this end, the goal of this workshop is to illustrate the ways in which behavioral health clinicians can integrate an intersectional and trauma informed healing framework into their clinical practice to address the impact of ethno-racial trauma on Latinxs.
About the Presenters
Dr. Hector Y. Adames
@The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus/IC-RACE Lab
Dr. Hector Y. Adames received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Wright State University in Ohio and completed his APA pre-doctoral internship at the Boston University School of Medicine’s Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). Currently, he is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus and the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). Dr. Adames has published several books including Cultural Foundations and Interventions in Latinx Mental Health: History, Theory and within Group Differences published by Routledge Press and Caring for Latinxs with Dementia in a Globalized world published by Springer. His research focuses on how socio-race, skin-color, colorism, and ethnic and racial group membership influence wellness.
Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas
@The Chicago School of Professional Psychology/IC-RACE Lab
Dr. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the APA accredited program at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) where she serves as the faculty coordinator for the concentration in Latina/o Mental Health in the Counseling Psychology Department. She is the Co-Director of the IC-RACE Lab (Immigration Critical Race And Cultural Equity Lab). She is the co-author of an upcoming book tiled, Race and Colorism in Latino Communities: Towards a Racially Conscious Understanding of Latinxs. Her research focuses on colorism, skin-color differences, parenting styles, immigration, unaccompanied minors, multiculturalism, and race relations.