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Presented in Collaboration With CHE Behavioral Services
Acculturation and Its Effect on Mental Health Treatment of Latinx Populations
As of 2020, Latinx/Hispanic individuals comprised 18.7% of the total U.S. population according to the U.S. Census. Individuals who are Latinx may come from different backgrounds and there is diversity within diversity. Dr. Ortiz will present three acculturation models and four acculturation strategies impacting mental health treatment. She will also present case examples and ethical considerations. Dr. Ortiz will discuss the importance of cultural humility and will identify barriers to the effective delivery of mental health services for Latinx populations.
About the Presenter
Dr. Mayra Zoe Ortiz is a clinical psychologist who has been delivering psychological services for 19+ years. She has worked with diverse populations including children, adolescents, adults and older adults in NY, CT and GA. She is currently the Co-Chair of the Diversity Committee, APA Division 31, and 2023 President-Elect for Division 31. She is the Co-Chair of the EDI Network sponsored by CESPPA and Division 31. In addition, Dr. Ortiz was the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a private sector hospitality company where she created a 12-month diversity program for executives and managers.
Continuing Education Information
1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate
1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)
- Describe three acculturation models impacting Latinx/Hispanic populations.
- Identify four acculturation strategies.
- Explain cultural humility and its importance to the delivery of mental health services.
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