November 13, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

LatinX Mental Health & Wellness Virtual Summit -Browning Mental Health & Well Being

DAY 2 – November 13, 2020

In this workshop, Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa will discuss a framework of mental health and mental health services that is not only responsive to, but centers the culture and experiences of individuals from Latina/o/x backgrounds. Browning mental health is the assumption that centralizing culture and a positive perception of one’s own cultural background can and should be facilitated in psychotherapy with Latina/o/x clients. Dr. Zamarripa will discuss foundational aspects of “Browning” mental health and describe how traditional/individualistic concepts in mental health can be culturally incongruent for Latinx populations. While the mental health field continues to move toward inclusivity of diverse populations, many of the foundational concepts are still rooted in Western and individualistic worldviews. Latinx experiences and history includes varying ideas of what constitutes wellness and well-being as well as what constitutes appropriate help-seeking behaviors. Browning mental health and well-being also recognizes and celebrates the wellness and health present in our community, including our long history of healing and ancestral wisdom. If the mental health field is to be responsive to this population, it must incorporate a broader view of wellness & well-being. Dr. Zamarripa will identify and discuss how to incorporate some of these notions in a mental health context with this population. This includes issues of identity development, family dynamics, and spirituality in psychotherapy.

In order to participate in the LatinX Mental Health & Wellness Virtual Summit, registration is required to obtain a TICKET Somos El Cambio, We Are the Change! Registration

This registration is REQUIRED to obtain Continuing Education Credit

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Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

*Demonstrate and understand a varying notion of mental well-being from a Latinx perspective
*Distinguish Differentiate individualistic and collectivistic worldviews
*Describe ways to “brown” mental health concepts and interventions
*Identify how traditional concepts in mental health treatment may be incongruent with Chicanx populations
*Discuss how a focus on identity, family, and spirituality are key in responding the Latinx population

Continuing Education Information

Instructional level: Intermediate

Continuing Education Credits: 1.5

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences recognizes the California Psychological Association’s continuing education credits for use by their licensees.

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Mental Health Training Program designate this live activity for 1.5 continuing education credits for the above-identified licensed professionals.


Registration is closed for this event.