Center for Latino/a Mental Health Presents Annual Latino/a Behavioral Health Conference


(CHICAGO) (October  4, 2013) – The Center for Latino/a Mental Health (CLMH) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) Chicago Campus — one of the leading not-for-profit institutions devoted to psychology and the fields of behavioral and health sciences is presenting the 2013 Annual Latino/a Behavioral Health Conference on Friday, October 18 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Cicero Community Center, 2250 South 49th Avenue, in Cicero. The CLMH works to address the shortage of culturally competent mental health professionals through its Latino Mental Health Provider Network, and through hosting workshops for professionals and students year-round. The CLMH and TCSPP’s National Center for Research and Practice, Latino Mental Health, in Washington, D.C., work together to promote well-being in the Latino/a community by contributing to the reduction of mental health disparities.

This year’s conference is themed Adelante! Transforming Latino/a Behavioral Health, and is designed to benefit behavioral health providers, as well as other professionals involved in social services administration, including licensed social workers, psychologists, and counselors. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided.

Maritza Gallardo-Cooper, Ph.D. co-author of the upcoming book Culturally Responsive Counseling with Latinas/os will be the keynote speaker for this year’s conference.

Speakers, panelists and workshop presenters from The Chicago School and the greater community will engage attendees in thoughtful discussion on increasing cultural competency, the capacity for effective service delivery, and awareness of barriers to mental health services. At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to better recognize how culture and sociopolitical structures can present barriers in receiving mental health services for Latino/a clients, as well as further enhance their awareness, sensitivity, and clinical skills to better assist clients with various mental health disorders and connect with various agencies/programs in the Chicagoland area that are successfully offering culturally responsive mental health interventions to the Latino community. Click here for a list of presenters and conference program.

For ticket information, click here. Please contact Mayra M. Chacon, M.A., Director of the Center for Latino/a Mental Health at (312) 488-6022 or via email for further details about the event and center.

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About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 17 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit

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