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Theories, Models, and Practices for Evaluating and Treating Latinos

  • 26 Sep 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 901 15th Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005 (Please use "I" Street entrance)


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The District of Columbia Psychological Association

Continuing Education and Professional Development Committee presents:

Theories, Models, and Practices for Evaluating and Treating Latinos


Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Accreditation provided through the South Carolina Psychology Association. (DCPA and SCPA co -sponsor these programs). South Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for the program and its content. 

This workshop will provide concrete strategies to help mental health professionals increase their multicultural competence. This presentation will describe the practical utility of prevailing theories, models, and practices that inform assessment and treatment of Latinos.   

Learning Objectives: 

  • 1.      Formulate how Latina/o identity is multidimensional, fluid, and synergistic.
  • 2.      Recognize the influence of social context on Latina/o identity.
  • 3.      Understand the acculturation process with Latinos.
  • 4.      Identify and apply 3 strategies for conducting a culturally congruent clinical assessment.

Date:          Friday, September 26, 2014

Presenter:        Milton A. Fuentes, Psy.D.

Time:     9:00 a.m.                                   Check-in and Coffee

                  9:30  a.m. to 12:30 p.m.      Workshop

CE:            Three (3) credits toward diversity requirement for psycholgists

Cost:         Members - $45.00; Non-Members - $55.00

                    Graduate Student Members - $15.00

                    Graduate Student Non-members - $25.00

TCSPP students attend free with valid school ID at door.

Where:   The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

                        901 15th Street NW, 2nd Floor

                         Washington, DC  20005

                         (Please use “I” Street entrance)


To register, visit DC Psychological Association (EVENTS) at       

Telephone: (202) 544-4556     Fax:  (800) 784-9034



Dr. Milton A. Fuentes received his MA in Psychology with a focus on Latina/o Psychology from Montclair State University and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University.  He completed a pre-doctoral fellowship in Clinical and Community psychology at Yale University and post-doctoral training in Epidemiology at Columbia University.  He is currently a Professor and Chair of the Clinical PsyD Program of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC as well as the Director of the Clinical and Community Studies laboratory.  He is a founding member and former president of the Latino Psychological Association of New Jersey and the 2012 President of the National Latina/o Psychological Association.  Dr. Fuentes' research interests are in the areas of Latina/o and multicultural psychology, child and family psychology, and pedagogy.  He serves as a consultant to several programs, including the Puerto Rican Family Institute and the Violence Prevention Office of the American Psychological Association. His most recent publications include:

Fuentes, M. A., & Adames, H. Y.  (2014).  Diagnosis and Psychological Assessment.  In M. L. Miville &    A. D. Ferguson (Eds.), The handbook of race-ethnicity and gender in psychology.  New York: Springer. 

Adames, H.Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N.Y., Fuentes, M.A., Salas, S.P., & Perez-Chavez, J.G. (2014).Integration of Latino/a cultural values into palliative healthcare: A culture centered model. Journal of Palliative & Supportive Care, 12 ,(2) 149-157.

Adames, H. Y., Fuentes, M. A., Rosa, D., & Chavez-Duenas, N. Y. (2013).  Multicultural initiatives across educational contexts in psychology: Becoming diverse in our approach. International Journal of Multicultural Education, 15(1), 1-16. 

Fuentes, M. A., &  Silva, J. M. (2010).  A manual for ACT facilitators:  The motivational interviewing companion guide for the ACT/Parents Raising Safe Kids Program. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. 

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