Cultural Humility Series, Part V: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Latinx Communities

Friday, August 14, 2020 @ 12-2:00pm ET (11CT/10MT/9PT)


In this webinar, the presenter will discuss aspects of the current behavioral health status of Latinx communities in the United States including U.S. born, documented, and undocumented immigrants. Ethical problems that may arise when providers fail to take into consideration race, ethnicity, health equity and their impact on health disparities. This presentation will also include how implicit associations in the subconscious affect Latinx communities. Additional topics addressed will include the professional/ethical responsibilities of behavioral health providers with regards to minorities including immigrants; ethical and cultural dilemmas that may arise from the failure to provide adequate services to these groups; and steps clinicians can take to provide services that are culturally, linguistically, professionally and ethically appropriate. At the conclusion of the workshop, recommendations for more effective therapeutic strategies and interventions will be offered.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the make-up of the Latinx community.
  • Define the social determinants of health that affect health equity and create health disparities in Latinx Communities.
  • Identify ethical issues that arise when serving this population.
  • Explain implicit bias and its effects on service delivery to the Latinx community.
  • Learn effective therapeutic strategies and interventions to serve this population.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 2 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC, NCAC II, has over 30 years of experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health treatment and prevention and is one of the most sought after national and international consultants and speakers on mental health and addiction. His areas of expertise are immigrant behavioral health and health disparities. Mancini founded Georgia’s only Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing cultural and linguistically appropriate services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. He is an author, cultural competence consultant, and media expert. His book ¡Mental! In The Trump Era - Ten Inspirational Stories About Immigrants Overcoming Addiction, Depression and Anxiety in America is available in English and in Spanish on

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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