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DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview Intensive Training (CLOSED EVENT)


The Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) is an instrument to assess cultural aspects. Clinicians serving Hispanic and Latino communities can apply the CFI, which includes questions about the client’s background that investigates their identity in terms of culture, race, ethnicity, religion, and geographical origin. During this intensive technical assistance, participants will be able to apply the CFI and the School-Age Children and Adolescents supplementary module.




  • Review the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview.
  • Demonstrate the use of the School-Age Children and Adolescents supplementary module of the Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI).
  • Apply the Cultural Formulation Interview to a case.




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




Trainer, Isa Velez Enchevarria

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.



Trainer, Alfredo Cerrato

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: Feb. 24, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Mar. 3, 2023 11:00 am
Registration Deadline
March 3, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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