Culturally Competent Evidence-Based Approaches in Clinical Work with Latino Children and Families

Carolina Hausmann-Stabile, PhD, LMSW

This workshop will provide resources for clinical social workers and counselors interested in incorporating culturally competent evidence-based approaches (EBT) into their practice with Latino children and families. Clinicians will be taken through the process of selecting EBTs that can be used in social work practice at various locations (e.g., agencies, private practices), and will gain tools on how to implement the EBTs in the client’s assessment, treatment planning, and evaluation. The training will provide guidelines for making relevant use of evidence-based research findings while keeping in mind the challenges encountered while providing clinical care for Latino children and families.


  • Articulate coherent, evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies for advanced clinical practice with Latino children and families.
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical skills related to implementing culturally competent evidence-based interventions for this population.
  • Articulate advanced understanding of the impact of diversity in the practice of clinical work with Latino children and families, and then translate this into suggested tasks for improving clinical practice.

Presenter Biography 

Dr. Hausmann-Stabile is a Latina researcher and clinician with over a decade of experience working with Latinos in the U.S. and Latin America. She obtained her PhD at the Brown School of Social Work, at Washington University in St Louis. Prior to that, Dr. Hausmann-Stabile received a Masters in Psychology from the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, in Argentina, and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University in New York. She is currently completing a NIMH Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at Rutgers University. Dr. Hausmann-Stabile also teaches advanced clinical courses at the Columbia University School of Social Work.

Location: Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876

Date: Friday, February 6, 2015                Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration and coffee/tea will take place between 9:00-9:30a.m. The workshop will begin promptly at 9:30a.m. Lunch will be provided.

9:30-10:30am: Welcome and introduction: Latino children mental health overview
10:30-11:30am: Psychiatric diagnosis assessment with Latino children and families
11:30am-12:30pm: Culturally competent intervention in psychiatric diagnosis; individual and familiar functional levels
12:30-1:15pm: Lunch break
1:15-2:35pm: Designing culturally competent treatment plans for Latino children
2:35-2:45pm: Afternoon Break
2:45-3:45pm: Evaluating treatment outcomes among Latino children and families from a culturally competent perspective
3:45-4:00pm: Summary and course evaluations

Target Audience: Clinical and school social workers, mental health professionals, administrators, psychologists, counselors, case managers.
This course is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level participants.

CEUs: Social workers and counselors will receive 5 CEUs (2 clinical and 3 cultural competence).

FAMILYConnections is approved as a provider for continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (provider #1252) and by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) Approved Continuing Education Provider program (provider #6604). Family Connections maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/2014- 9/2015. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

All participants must sign in and sign out and complete a course evaluation in order to receive CEUs. Partial credit will not be given to those arriving late or leaving early. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the session. 

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If you need accommodations for a disability, please contact Niki DeVonish, Training Coordinator, at 973-323-3454.

Registration: Priority registration will be open to staff of DMHAS-contracted mental health agencies and self-help centers until January 23, 2015. After January 23rd, public registrations will be accepted based on space availability for a $35 fee. Course fees include materials and lunch. Cancellations must be made by February 2, 2015. Refunds will be not be issued for registrations cancelled after February 2nd.

Registration for this training is full and has been closed.
To register for the waiting list, please click here.

Please note that in order to maximize the number of agencies benefiting from CultureConnections trainings, we will not accept more than 3 registrants per agency during the priority registration period. We ask each agency to coordinate registrations so that no more than 3 individuals register for any given training. If space permits, additional registrations from the same agency will be accepted after the DMHAS priority registration deadline on January 23rd. 

Grievances: Please contact Niki DeVonish, Training Coordinator, at 973-323-3454 with any grievances.


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