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Digital Seminar

Cultural Competency with Hispanic & Latinx Clients: Culturally-Informed Strategies & Interventions to Improve Rapport, Client Retention & Treatment Outcomes - CANCELLED

Bonnie Grossman, LPC
Approx. 6 Hours
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Apr 28, 2020
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No clinician wants to offend their client, and therapists often feel paralyzed by the fear that they don’t know enough about their Latinx clients to be able to help them.

On the other side of the therapy room, Latinx clients seeking mental health treatment often feel misunderstood. This lack of trust and understanding means that 50% of Latinx clients drop out after the initial treatment session.

The combination of these two factors leads to a heartbreakingly high prevalence of chronic and mental health issues for Latinx clients because they’re unable to obtain the help they need.

Purchase this recording, and drastically boost your ability to effectively treat clients from the Latinx community. You’ll learn about cultural characteristics that could be affecting your assessments, as well as how to improve your diagnosis accuracy by considering those factors.

You may just want to complete this program in order to receive 3 hours of cultural competency and 3 hours of ethics credits, but you’ll finish with so much more!

You’ll walk away with a new set of skills that you can use to tailor your current interventions and boost their effectiveness, and you’ll leave with a new set of interventions that you can use in your practice tomorrow.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Bonnie Grossman, LPC Related seminars and products

Bonnie Grossman, LPC, is the co-founder of Spa for the Giver’s Soul, an organization that provides professional development and leadership training. She is an EFT Master Practitioner and a licensed professional counselor in New Jersey. Bonnie is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, author, workshop leader and consultant with over 17 years’ experience attending clients and teaching courses.

Bonnie teaches both EFT Level One and Level Two practitioner training courses and provides EFT Practitioner certifications. She has extensive experience training mental health professionals, medical doctors, university professors, teachers, corporate executives and employees. Bonnie has a private practice where she provides therapy and coaching to individuals, couples and families. She works with adults and youth who experience trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, anger and abandonment issues, low self-esteem and self-harm.

Bonnie is the founder of Women’s Empowerment, a nonprofit organization in Mexico. She passionately believes that all people can develop potential, greatness and the ability to love. Bonnie works frequently in the United States, Latin America and Brazil.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Bonnie Grossman maintains a private practice. She is the cofounder of Spa for the Giver's Soul. She has an employment relationship with Cooperative Counseling, LLC. She is the founder of a non-profit organization. Ms. Grossman receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Bonnie Grossman has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Assess self-biases that can impact rapport and engagement with Hispanic clients.
  2. Apply the DSM-5® cultural formulation interview to assess for cultural influences in Hispanic clients.
  3. Analyze assessment forms and diagnostic protocols for inherent cultural bias.
  4. Differentiate between cultural subgroups within the United States Hispanic population, including differences in cultural norms and traditions.
  5. Utilize clinical strategies to adapt interventions for use with Hispanic clients.
  6. Employ clinical strategies to overcome cultural barriers such as language, different cultural values and contrasting belief systems.


Ethics & the DSM-5®: Guidelines for the Integration of Cultural Competencies
  • Examination of biases & stereotypes
  • Cross-cultural variations in presentations
  • Cultural concepts of distress
  • Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI)
  • Assessments & diagnostic protocols
  • Cultural adaptation of services
  • Ethical standards for culturally competent practice
  • Limitations of the research & potential risks
The US Hispanic Population
  • Use correct terminology: Hispanic or Latino/a?
  • Diversity within the U.S. Hispanic population
  • The impact of the U.S. political landscape
  • Effects of immigration & immigration status
  • Generational status & level of acculturation
  • Personal development & women’s empowerment
Pertinent Cultural Traditions & Characteristics
  • Common religious & spiritual beliefs
  • Cuentos, Dichos, traditions & more
  • Modern relevance of Pre-Columbian Mexican healing practices
  • Curanderismo in mental health treatment
  • Family traditions & the family environment
  • Parentification of children & translator children
  • Machismo & marianismo
Common Mental Health Issues & Clinical Presentations
  • Culture-bound syndromes & presentations
  • Perceptions of mental illness & symptoms
  • Most common mental health conditions
  • Multiple losses: Death, identity & deportation
Client Engagement & Retention
  • Reluctance to seek treatment
  • Address treatment process misunderstandings
  • How to explain confidentiality
  • Assess the client’s expectations & preferences
  • Tips to build rapport & trust
  • Avoid & address unintended cultural offenses
  • ”Personalismo” in relationship building
  • Address reasons for missing appointments
Assessment & Treatment Considerations
  • Adapt assessment forms to remove implicit bias
  • Cultural barriers to treatment
  • Language barriers & use of an interpreter
  • Acculturation & the immigration experience
  • Recognize intersections of demographic characteristics
  • Modalities recently developed in Latin America
Culturally-Informed Interventions & Strategies
  • Utilize “cuentos” & “dichos” meaningfully
  • Tailor approaches to emphasize the family
  • Focus on the present – not on the future
  • Brief, direct & problem-focused therapy
  • Manage transference & countertransference
  • Integrate clients’ spiritual practices into treatment
Managing Groups & Considerations for Referrals
  • Including the family in therapy
  • Group therapy with Hispanic clients
  • Latino clients and the group process
  • Collaboration with other providers
  • Considerations for referrals

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Case Managers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 4


Rochelle A

"The presenter is very knowledgeable and I liked having different presenters who are from different focus. "


"an excellent presentation and well informed speaker"

Sofia M

"Very thorough."


"I really enjoyed the seminar. It will be very helpful in my work with all cultures. "

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