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623 | Engaging the Latino Population: Culturally Sensitive Counseling for Couples and Families

Multicultural Counseling and Diversity: Special Populations and Global Competency, Saturday 9/16 8:45 – 10:00 AM, Workshop Tracks


Luis San Roman, Ed.D.



Approved For CE

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Pastors, Pastoral Counselors, Lay Counselors, Coaches

Approved For CME/CEU

Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Doctors, Physicians Assistants, Midwives, Nurses and Nurse Practitioners




In 2022, 62.6 million of the U.S. population identified as Latino, and it is expected to climb to 119 million by 2060. Many licensed mental health professionals, medical professionals, and ministry leaders will likely provide services to this population during their professional careers. Working with Latino couples and families can be challenging due to cultural and linguistic barriers. This workshop aims to provide participants with an understanding of the unique challenges Latino couples and families may face, such as differences in values, expectations, and communication styles, and how to address them culturally and linguistically. This workshop will address themes of immigration, acculturation, transgenerational trauma, and family systems when working with Latino families and couples. The presentation will also cover the importance of cultural humility and how to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for this population.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the cultural and linguistic challenges that Latino couples and families may face in mental and medical services.
2. List strategies and techniques for addressing these challenges in a culturally and linguistically responsive manner.
3. Illustrate these techniques for addressing challenges in a cultural and linguistically manner with case studies.
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