Live Professional Workshop: Why Mental Health Matters in the Latinx Community: Nuestro Salud Mental es Importante

Join us for a Professional Workshop for psychologists, social workers, counselors, and other mental health professionals!
Earn 1.5 Free CEs

Presented by: Roger F. Suclupe, MSW, LCSW, BSW, BSW Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, UNC Charlotte

The latest US Census indicates that 18.9% of the US population is Latino/Hispanic, up from 16.3% in 2010, and expected to reach 24.3% by 2050. It is estimated that around 13% of the 62.1 million Latinos in the US are undocumented. As the population continues to increase, access to health and mental wellness services has not kept up with the growth. The Latino/Hispanic community may not seek mental wellness services for a number of reasons such as culturally and linguistically appropriate providers, misconceptions about mental health, lack of insurance, hierarchy of needs, and geographical placements of mental health agencies and organizations.

It's important for the mental health profession to support the Latino/Hispanic community through cultural awareness, cultural inclusivity, cultural humility, and cultural intentionality because their mental health matters.   


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify gaps and barriers Latino/Hispanic communities encounter when seeking mental health services.
  2. Explore how to connect with individuals through cultural inclusiveness and awareness.
  3. Define solutions that help create access to mental health support while considering culture, needs, and preferences.


Approval Statements:

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 1.5 NBCC clock hours.