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Reducing Barriers to Treatment within the Latinx Population

November 2 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop will focus on the disparities/barriers that keep Latinx/Hispanic individuals from seeking the mental health care services they need to become fully integrated in the community. Mental health within the Latinx/Hispanic community is often stigmatizing for the patient and the family. There is a lot of shame and guilt that goes with a family member getting mental health treatment and this keeps the person with mental health concerns away from treatment. Alcohol/substance abuse often goes untreated in the Hispanic community because of culture, language, financial (no insurance), and immigrant status (under-documented). Mental health problems of a family member has a significant effect on the nuclear and extended family that often leads to “enabling” and “denial.” Click here to register.

Workshop will feature Keynote Speaker Lupita Reyes, LMSW, MM, LAR Counseling Services, LLC followed by a panel discussion exploring the challenges and opportunities present in serving the Latinx community.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn what barriers keep Latinx/Hispanics from accessing mental health care.
• Help mental health provider learn ways to remove the stigma of mental illness for Latinx/Hispanic
• Learn ways to offer sensitive, culturally competent treatment

Registration 8:30-9, Training will start promptly at 9am

Keynote speaker: Lupita Reyes, LMSW, MM from 9 am to 10 am

Panel Presentation from 10:15am to 12pm.

2.5 MCBAP and Social Work CEUs provided

Lupita Reyes, LMSW, MM has been a social worker for over 38 years. Throughout her career, Lupita has served in various clinical and leadership roles. Her experience in the field of social work led her to start her own private practice in 2013. In her private practice, Lupita has focused on providing access to culturally and linguistically responsive mental health services. She holds a Masters of Management degree from Aquinas College and a Masters of Social Work from Grand Valley State University.

Arbor Circle, provider #1167 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Arbor Circle maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 4/30/2021-4/30/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 2 continuing education credits. Michigan Certification Board of Addiction Professionals contact hours sponsored by the Lakeshore Regional Entity an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 031819.


Ottawa County Fillmore Complex – Main Conference Room
12220 Fillmore Street
West Olive, Michigan 49460
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