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Clinical Applications of Cultural Elements in Hispanic and Latinos Experiencing Depression and Substance Use Disorders (CLOSED EVENT)


The goal of this webinar is to increase the awareness and abilities of mental health navigators in their use of cultural elements by promoting the use of culturally appropriate formulations when reaching out to Latinx presenting with psychological and mental health disorders. This webinar will provide training on integrating Latino cultural factors into the engagement and education of Latinx youths and families. 



Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe and discuss key cultural concepts central to understanding Latino expressions of distress, and appropriate responses to treatment
  • Identify, describe, and apply culturally informed diagnostic and treatment approaches to depression and substance use disorders with Hispanic and Latino clients
  • Identify specific elements of the Hispanic and Latino populations that may need special attention to increase engagement

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

Audience: This is a basic level workshop designed for Ohio Mental Health Navigators.




Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training. 




Isa Vélez is a Puerto Rican clinical psychologist. She is the Ohio State Project Manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers managed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  During her pre-doctoral internship at Children’s Institute in Los Angeles, CA, she obtained a certification as Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinician. She was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. In addition, she provides telehealth services to communities of color in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico. Her clinical work has focused on culturally tailored and trauma-informed services to the Latinx community and other ethnic/racial minorities.


Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Great Lakes Technology Transfer Centers, managed by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a nationally certified trainer on Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services, Clinical Application of Cultural Elements in Mental Health Treatment for Hispanic and Latino Populations by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center in Puerto Rico, and a national trainer for the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) on cultural topics. Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations experience and specializes in cross-cultural communications, conflict resolution, and process improvement. He has conducted advocacy, policy, and disaster relief work in Northern Ireland, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and other locations across the globe.  His new focus here at home has been working with Hmong, Hispanic and Latino, and Native American communities through Intensive Training Assistance, curriculum development, and the NIATx Change Leader Academy.


The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jan. 20, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Jan. 20, 2023 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
January 20, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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