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.
 
Forum Program
8:30 –9:00       Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15      Eduardo Morales, PhD - Welcome and Purpose of the Forum  
9:15 - 9:35       Barbara A. Garcia, MPA – Welcome Y Saludos
 
Morning Session: Overview and Current Issues Faced by Latin@s>
9:35 – 10:00    Eduardo Morales, PhD – Overview, Population Trends based on Census Data
10:00 – 10:40  Sergio Aguilar, MD, PhD – Status of Health Disparities among Latinos
 
10:45 - 11:00  Break
 
11:00 – 11:40 Eliseo Perez Stable, M.D. – Integrative Health Care with Behavioral Health Specialists
11:40 – 12:20 Yvette G. Flores, PhD – Assessment and Treatment of Latin@ Immigrants
 
12:20 – 1:20  Lunch – On your own
Afternoon Session: Evidence Based Interventions for Latin@s>
1:20 – 3:20 Title: Bringing Evidence-Based Interventions to as Many Latinas/os as Possible:
From Face-to-face Treatment to Digital Interventions
Participants:
·       Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D. Chair of the Panel - Introduction to the Symposium: A historical perspective
·       Adrian Aguilera, Ph.D.  Text messaging as an adjunct to group CBT for depression in public sector primary   
care patients
·       Elisabeth Revilla, Ph.D. Creating Mental Health Clinics to serve the Spanish-speaking community
·       Alinne Barrera, Ph.D. Prevention of postpartum depression and treatment of depression services for Latinas
·       Eduardo Bunge, Ph.D. Behavioral Intervention Technologies for Latino Children and Adolescents
·       Jorge Wong, Ph.D. Doing therapy in our clinics is not enough: The need to become politically active in terms of
advocating for services for Latinos
 
3:20 – 3:35 Break
3:35 – 4:00 Sal Núñez, PhD , MFT– Efficacious Interventions with Latin@s: Drumming as an Evidence-based Practice for Latin@s>
4:00 – 4:30  Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. Closing Remarks and Future Directions
Continuing Education credits will be available for attendees of this Forum.
Alliant International University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Alliant maintains responsibility for the program and its content. Alliant is approved by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences to provide continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs (provider # PCE234). Alliant is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide continuing education for Nurses (provider # CEP11235).