Presenter: Carissa Lopez-Bockus, MS, LMHC
Other Contributor: Nenetzin Stoeckle, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT-S
Presenter Bio: Carissa Lopez-Bockus is a licensed mental health counselor whose background involves clinical practice in community, non-profit, and private practice settings. She received her B.A. in Intercultural Studies and Spanish from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and a M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton before moving to Indianapolis, IN. Currently she is practicing at Shepherd Community Center, a non-profit organization located in the Near Eastside of Indianapolis, IN, where she primarily counsels Hispanic and Latino families. Her deep passion for serving the Hispanic and Latino population is rooted in her own Mexican heritage, personal experiences, and conversations with clients. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and has prior cultural and language immersion experience from traveling and studying abroad, including to Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Spain, Brazil, and Portugal. In her approach with clients, she utilizes an ecological and wellness approach which acknowledges all interconnecting parts of a person (occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical) and involves systems theories. She currently serves as the President of Indiana Counseling Association and is an active member of the American Counseling Association and the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Brief Description: Hispanics and Latinos represent a large majority of ethnic minorities in the United States, approximately 13.7 percent of the country’s 327.2 million people. According to national projections and trends, the US will continue to see increases of Hispanic and Latino representation. As counselors and practitioners, it is important to continue to learn and understand cultural values, contextual factors, and best practices that inform our clinical practices and advocacy efforts. In this presentation, we will discuss Hispanic immigration trends, common mental health issues among the Hispanic and Latino population, cultural strengths and implications, and intervention and advocacy opportunities.
Participants will be able to:
1. Understand trends in immigration and contextual factors affecting Latino clients.
2. Gain knowledge on cultural strengths and factors that inform treatment.
3. Learn relevant implications for counselors and interventions for treatment and advocacy.
This is a live webinar event, free for ICA & IndiATA members and $10 for non-members. 1.5 continuing education credits available for attending this session. This live webinar will be recorded.
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