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Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services in Hmong Populations (April Series)

The Great Lakes ATTC offers this training for behavioral healthcare professionals in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by stakeholders in our region.



Culture is an enduring element, a tradition that is embedded in every human thought, emotion, and behavior. Culture is an element that is often complex to assess, as it is ever-changing as societal norms change. However, culture is also the critical factor that upholds normed belief patterns that maintain physical and psychological health as well as contributing to the tenacity of mental health and substance use disorders. This training was developed for behavioral health professionals and administrators wishing to learn how to integrate cultural elements into effective behavioral health services for Hmong clients.



  • Demonstrate the consideration and incorporation of cultural values when treating Hmong with behavioral health disorders

  • Distinguish culture-related symptoms when diagnosing Hmong clients
  • Identify the harms of labeling culture-related reactions as pathological
  • Identify strategies to engage Hmong clients effectively


CEUs will not be offered for this training series, but certificates of attendance will be provided to those who participate in all sessions of this series.



April 13, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central)

April 20, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central)

April 27, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central)

May 4, 2021 (10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Central)



Pang Foua Rhodes, MD, MPH

Pang Foua Yang Rhodes, PhD, LMFT

Pang Foua Yang Rhodes, PhD, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who provides couples, family, and individual therapy. Her private practice focuses on premarital counseling and couples therapy and consists mainly of Hmong clients. She is a Minnesota board approved MFT supervisor. From 2009 – 2019 Dr. Rhodes was an assistant professor at Argosy University—Twin Cities, where she taught in the Doctorate and Master of Arts programs in MFT. As a conference and retreat speaker who has traveled across the US and Canada, she enjoys teaching people how to grow personally and spiritually, and she is energized by motivating people to thrive in their intimate and family relationships.


For more information about this training series, contact Alfredo Cerrato-Lanza: [email protected] 


Starts: Apr. 13, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: May. 4, 2021 12:30 pm
Registration Deadline
April 13, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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