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Cultural Competency with Hispanic & Latinx Clients
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DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
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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


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.
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