Community Outreach & Education

Spanish Language Development for Therapists

Aliento offers a series of continuing education workshops to support therapists providing services in Spanish to Latina/o communities.

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Description for Level 1: Beginners/Intermediate


Designed to enhance linguistic competence, increase fluency and cultivate comfort in working with Spanish speaking clients. Cultural and linguistic metaphors, psychological terminology, culturally responsive concepts and therapeutic interventions in Spanish will be explored in order to facilitate the therapeutic encounter. All workshops will be conducted primarily in Spanish.

Each workshop is 3 CE Credits.

Who is appropriate for Level 1: Beginners/Intermediate


  • Individuals who speak Spanish but may struggle sustaining a conversational exchange in Spanish.
  • Individuals who are comfortable with conversational Spanish but received their psychological training primarily in English and would like to expand their Spanish psychological vocabulary.
  • Individuals who understand and speak some Spanish but are hesitant or uncomfortable due to their accent, or who need to process information in their primary language.

Who is not appropriate for Level 1: Beginners/Intermediate


  • Individuals who do not understand or cannot track information in Spanish.
  • Anyone who does not have functional ability in the Spanish language and cannot participate in a conversational exchange.

Each workshop consists of three components: 1) instructive information and dialogue 2) therapeutic demonstrations; and 3) experiential learning. Participants will have opportunities to practice the language skills discussed in workshops and will be given immediate feedback. For more information about each workshop, please click on each individual workshop title below.

All workshops are held at the Irvine Graduate Campus.

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Workshop Schedule


Saturday, June 06,2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Room 318

*Cultural Considerations for Mental Health Professionals working with Latinos

Saturday, September 12, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Room 318

*Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latino Undocumented Children 

Saturday, October 17, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Room 318

*Explorando la Violencia Intrafamiliar en la Comunidad Latina 

Saturday, November 21, 2015
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Room - 318

  *Elementos de una Entrevista Clínica

Course Instructor:

Dr. Teresa Celada

Registration Fees:

Students: $25 per workshop

Professionals: $45 per workshop

Group: 10% discount for 5 or more registering from the same agency  

Location:

Pepperdine University,

Irvine Graduate Campus, 18111 Von Karman Ave. #209

Irvine, CA 92612

Pepperdine University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Pepperdine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Course meets the qualifications for four hours of continuing education credit for MFT’s and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider # PCE2949

To request reasonable accommodations for disabilities please contact Jay Carson at 310.568.2324 or jay.carson@pepperdine.edu. You can also contact the Malibu office at 310.506.6500 or DSO@pepperdine.edu.

*Please note that completion of one or more of these workshops does not necessarily indicate a person’s capacity or preparedness to provide therapy in Spanish.

Registration is limited. If there is enough interest we will offer the same workshops again in the Fall 2014.

If you have further questions about the workshops, please contact Aliento at: Aliento@pepperdine.edu

To register for one or more workshops, please use the following registration instructions. For General Registration (non-students), please click here. Depending on your browser, you may need to copy the following URL and paste it in your browser address field: https://commerce.cashnet.com/E_ATO?cname=E_ALT-GENREG

If you are a student, please register using the Student Registration link or copy the following URL and paste it in your browser: https://commerce.cashnet.com/E_ATO?cname=E_ALT-STUREG

If you encounter any difficulties with completing your registration form or submitting your payment online, please send an email to Aliento@pepperdine.edu. If you prefer to submit your payment via check please make it payable to Aliento and send to the following address:

Pepperdine University
Attention: Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
18111 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 209
Irvine, CA 92612


Workshop 1

  Cultural Considerations for Mental Health Professionals working with Latinos  

  • Define ways mental health professional serving Latinos can ensure provision of cultural competent mental health services.
  • Describe strategies to use when engaging Latino clients in treatment.
  • Discuss factors impacting how Latinos might present symptomatology, respond to treatment and assess own progress.

Workshop 2

 Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latino Undocumented Children

  • Increase awareness of mental health status of Latino undocumented children in the United States and strategies to engaged them in treatment.
  • Describe legal, academic and financial factors impacting mental health treatment of undocumented minors.
  • Discuss ways to address vicarious trauma and transference as they start developing in the context of the therapeutic work.

 

Workshop 3

    Explorando la Violencia Intrafamiliar en la Comunidad Latina

  • Describe legal, academic and financial factors impacting mental health treatment of undocumented minors.
  • Identify cognitions and practices that might keep therapists from offering a culturally sensitive treatment to clients.
  • Discuss ways to manage crisis when working with individual impacted by intrafamiliar violence.

 

Workshop 4

Elementos de una Entrevista Clinica 

  • Identify 3 strategies to build therapeutic alliance during the initial interview using a cultural sensitive approach.
  • Describe main components of an initial clinical interview, including methods to gather relevant information.
  • Enhance confidence completing a comprehensive intake in Spanish.

 

About the Instructor 

Dr. Teresa C. Celada, is a licensed clinical psychologist and received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Children and Families from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Children's Hospital Los Angeles where she specialized in childhood trauma. Currently, Dr. Celada is a staff psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles UCEDD - Project Heal Trauma program where she provides supervision to pre and postdoctoral psychology trainees and culturally sensitive trauma-based treatment and assessment to multicultural children, adolescents and families. Dr. Celada is competent in providing services in Spanish and so has extensive experience working with the Latino community in a variety of settings such as schools, community mental health centers, shelters and hospitals.

 

Additional Information

Pepperdine University is in compliance of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. If you have the need for any special accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (310) 568-2343 or e-mail psytrain@pepperdine.edu

Refund and Cancellation policies

All workshops are subject to cancellation. Payment is accepted via check or credit card. If you need to cancel and are requesting a full refund, please send an email with your request to Aliento@pepperdine.edu one week in advance of the scheduled date of the workshop. Cancellations received 48 hours prior to the scheduled workshop will only be refunded at 50% of the full amount in order to account for processing fees and space reservations. Thank you for your consideration of our refund and cancellation policies.