Immigration, Acculturation and Mental Health Challenges (4 CEHs, 4 NBCC Hours)
June 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: 610 Valley Health Plaza Paramus, NJ 07652 directions...
Cost : $80
4 Clinical Continuing Education Hours for Social Workers, 4 NBCC Hours for Counselors
The Census Bureau’s most recent projections find that immigrants and their U.S.-born children will account for 79.5% of population growth between 2010 and 2050. Families that immigrate from other countries often seek freedom and opportunity however, they can also face many cultural differences and barriers that can lead to stress and maladaptive behaviors. This can often lead to a higher rate of victimization and mental health concerns for this population.
In this workshop, designed for mental health professionals, you will learn about the immigration process and how it affects a person’s identity. Understanding that immigration itself can also be a traumatic event for many families, we will explore the factors to be considered in your clinical work, while learning how to respond to specific individual needs in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.
June 1st, 2017 – 9:00am to 1:30pm
Paying by purchase order?
Please contact Lindsay Rivera at 201-843-5218, ext 5226 or LindsayB@careplusnj.org.
This course is intended for…
- Therapists, psychologists, social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, family therapists, school counselors, and other experienced professionals who work with children and families
What you will learn…
- Current research on the impact of immigration and acculturation on mental health
- Challenges frequently encountered by immigrant clients and their potential influence on mental health
- The basics of immigration documentation options
- Factors why immigration itself can be a traumatic event and how to consider these factors in your clinical work
- The clinical impact of this immigration-related information on your clinical work
This course, Immigration, Acculturation and Mental Health Issues, Approval #162706-1255, provided by Care Plus NJ, is approved for continuing education by the New Jersey Social Work Continuing Education Approval Collaborative, which is administered by NASW-NJ. CE Approval Collaborative Approval Period: August 26, 2016 through August 31, 2018.
CarePlus NJ has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6864. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CarePlus NJ is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Social workers will receive four (4) clinical continuing education hours for participating in this course.
Counselors will receive four (4) NBCC hours for participating in this course.
About the trainer…
Aileen Torres, Ph.D is currently the Assistant Director of Clinical Services for Y.C.S and the past president (2011) of the Latino Psychiatric Association in NJ (LPANJ). Dr. Torres represents LPANJ on N.J’s, DCPP advisory group on child abuse and neglect and mental health evaluation. Dr. Torres, a licensed psychologist in NJ and Puerto Rico, is also in private practice in Montclair where she specializes in Psychological assessments mainly for immigration purposes. Dr. Torres has presented on Ethics and Cultural competency to NJ Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, and has also presented on other related topics at the Eastern Psychiatric Association, American Association, Minority Fellowship program and the Symposium on Hispanic Mental Health Disparities in Puerto Rico.
CEHs and registration information:
Please contact Lindsay Rivera at 201-843-5218, ext 5226 or LindsayB@careplusnj.org
for information about continuing education credits for social workers.
Disability accommodations: Building and event space are accessible via wheelchair. Special accommodations can be made upon request.