Great Lakes ATTC Training Part 2: Hispanic and Latino Behavioral Health: Clinical Applications of Cultural Elements

Event Start Date: October 07, 2021 - 6:00 PM EDT
Event End Date: October 07, 2021 - 9:00 PM EDT

Register here for this webinar. Registration Deadline: September 30, 2021

This webinar is hosted by the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Dates and Times:

  • September 30th, 2021 & October 7, 2021
    • 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central
    • 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern

This two-part training presents the clinical applications of cultural elements in treating Latinx with substance use and mental health disorders. The presentation is informed by current research findings on how cultural factors influence the therapeutic relationship and the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  1. Apply culturally-centered interventions when working with Hispanic and Latino individuals.
  2. Discuss and demonstrate the use of eight areas of culturally-centered interventions.
  3. Identify specific elements of the Hispanic and Latino population that may need special attention.

This training was prepared by the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.


Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.


  • Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, CADC
    • Michelle Evans is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with experience in individual and family counseling and in developing therapeutic groups. She is also a Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider. She has worked primarily with the Latino population throughout her career as a bilingual and bicultural social worker.
  • Alfredo Cerrato
    • Alfredo Cerrato is the Senior Cultural and Workforce Development Officer for the Great Lakes Mental Health, Addiction, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. He is also a nationally-certified trainer on Culture: An Integral Part of Mental Health Services for Hispanic and Latino Populations. Mr. Cerrato has 25 years of international relations and development experience and specializes in cross-cultural communications, cultural dynamics, conflict resolution, and process improvement topics. His international work includes building orphan care models for children and the elderly in housing, healthcare, and economic aid. In addition, he has conducted advocacy, policy, and disaster relief work in Northern Ireland, Honduras, Peru, Brazil, Japan, Sri Lanka, and other locations across the globe, producing innovative models of care for underrepresented populations.  Mr. Cerrato’s work at the Great Lakes projects focuses on working with Hmong, Hispanic and Latino, African American, and Native American communities.

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