Flores Consulting Psychotherapy

Friday, July 30, 2021

Cultura y Corazón is a research approach and practice that is rooted in the work of Latinx and Chicanx scholars and intellectuals. The book documents best practices for Community Based and Participatory Action Research (CBPAR), which is both cul- turally attuned and scientifically demonstrated. This methodology takes a decolonial approach to engaging community members in the research process and integrates critical feminist and indigenous epistemologies.

Cultura y Corazón presents case studies from the authors’ work within the fields of education and health. It offers key strategies to working in partnership with mar- ginalized Latinx communities that are grounded in deep respect for the communi- ties’ cultures and lived experiences. This book is intended for students, researchers, and practitioners who want to work with vulnerable populations through a commu- nity-based approach that truly respects and integrates culture, values, and funds of knowledge.

R O S A M A N Z O is an interdisciplinary researcher focused on addressing health and education disparities in rural communities. LISCETH BRAZIL-CRUZ in an in- terdisciplinary researcher focused on understanding access to health and education in Latinx communities. YVETTE G. FLORES is a clinical psychologist, profes- sor, and researcher, who bridges psychology and Chicanx/Latinx health. HECTOR RIVERA-LOPEZ is a clinical psychologist with more than forty-seven years of ex- perience.

Cultura y Corazon

Dr. Yvette G. Flores



2018 Keynote Speaker- Dr. Yvette Flores from UC Davis

Latino Health Equity Conference - June 28th

Doubletree by Hilton® Portland


Register now to hear Dr. Yvette Flores speak about innovative approaches to providing culturally specific research and practice-based support for mental and emotional health within the context of being Latino. Latino identity is broad and complex and we understand that there is no universal approach to serving Latino communities. Join us in this exciting discussion of multifaceted Latino identities.
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Dr. Yvette Flores has been a Professor of Psychology in Chicana/o Studies at U.C. Davis for the past 27 years and her current research promotes family well-being in rural California communities and examines the mental health impact of migration on Mexican men. Dr. Flores is a national and international consultant on cultural humility, prevention and treatment of trauma, substance abuse prevention, and gender, migration and mental health.

Register Here!


Abuela, Mama y Yo – Food Equity for Healthy Latino Families

Join the Community Council

Community Council April 2018
Abuela, Mama y Yo (AMY) is the new Familias en Acción project in collaboration with the OHSU Moore Institute for Nutrition and Wellness. Launched in January 2018, we began the creation of the AMY Community Council, currently with about 15 to 20 partner community organizations located around the state. The goal of the AMY Community Council is to support local partnerships, inform the development of the curriculum and identify policy issues that can support healthy food equity. The Council meets once a month and you can contact Sandra Hernandes for more information. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Spanish Language Support Group Meets Monthly!

Familias en Acción continues to offer its free Spanish language support group for families with chronic illnesses or cancer.
The group meets on the second Saturday of the month from 1 – 3pm at Augustana Lutheran Church. (15th & NE Knott St.) It meets year around, rain or shine, and includes the whole family. Children are welcome and child care is available. We offer Tai Chi, great discussions, healthy snacks and support to help manage serious illnesses. Referrals or walk-ins are always welcome.

Contact Jorge Gonzales at 503-939-9134 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. It is on the #8 bus line.
See you at the next meeting: May 12th!

Colonoscopy: Confusion to Clarity

“Alberto” (name changed) was referred to Familias en Acción by his primary care provider in hopes we could help him complete his colonoscopy exam. This was after he cancelled this exam a couple of times because he did not want to miss work and did not understand the procedure. “Alberto”, comes from an indigenous culture within his native country, where a native language other than Spanish is the primary language and Spanish is his secondary language. In his upbringing, as is true with a lot of older Latinos, health resources and preventive exams were not readily available. In particular, a colonoscopy exam is one that Latino males are often hesitant to receive due to their confusion about how it is conducted, the preparation it takes, and lack of health insurance. However, his primary care provider recognized this confusion and referred “Alberto” to a navigator.

In the case of “Alberto”, the patient navigator accompanied him to pick up his colonoscopy medications and attentively listened to the instructions they gave him. Unfortunately, the instructions of how to prepare for the colonoscopy, with changes in your diet in the days prior to the exam and instructions on how to take the medications were not readily available in his native language. However, the patient navigator was able to find instructions in Spanish, explain the necessary steps for a successful colonoscopy and ensure that he kept his appointment. Because of early screening, “Alberto” will not become one of the American Cancer Society statistics that shows racial and ethnic minority populations are more like to develop and die from colorectal cancer than the general population of the United States.

Upcoming workshop on February 9th, 2017 at The Learning Partnership in San Jose. 

Click on the flyer for the registration site. 


Event FlyerFundraiser - Tardeada 2-5pm

Please join this cause in solidarity with the Cuban people! Sunday, Nov. 15th Eastside Arts Alliance.

There will me music, food, and information on current projects.


Dr. Yvette FloresOn May 29th, Dr. Yvette Flores presented at the Innovations in Bahavioral Health Forum. Below is a download link to access the presentation. 

To download the full presentation, please click here.

Latina behavioral health
Innovations in Latin@ Behavioral Health Forum
Friday, May 29, 2015
Sponsored by AGUILAS, Alliant International University, and SF Department of Public Health
Purpose: The purpose of this Forum is to launch an annual gathering of behavioral health specialists to present innovations in research and providing behavioral health and integrated health care services to Latin@s who are the largest ethnic group in California.
Objectives: 1)to disseminate the current state of behavioral health care for Latin@s;2)to examine innovative strategies to address the needs of Latin@s in behavioral health and integrated health care;3)to provide a Forum for the workforce in service and research to exchange information and innovations designed and targeted for Latin@s.

The University of California Santa Barbara Presents:

The Impact of Migration and Family Well Being Among Rural Mexican Immigrant Men.

Read more: Dr. Yvette Flores at UCSB May 20th 2015

Pacific Clinics Presents the 18th Annual Latino Conference

Dr. Flores will be presenting on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Hilton San Gabriel.
For more information, and to download the flyer, please click below.

Read more: 18th Annual Latino Conference