Self-Directed Course

We are thrilled to announce our very first Self-Directed Course: 

Building Culturally Responsive Practices

in Latine Mental Health

Program Description

One of the goals of El Futuro’s Mental Health Network, La Mesita, is to provide up-to-date, relevant, and culturally responsive training on Latine mental health. As such, we have created a self-directed course that provides an overview of Latine culture as well as evidence-based models of care for working with individuals and families.

This course is intended for both professionals in the field and graduate students interested in pursuing work with the Latine community. The course’s purpose is to provide context, the latest evidence-based theories, and practical tools to enhance service with Latine individuals and families. For students, this course builds on the ongoing graduate coursework by providing a focus on culturally responsive practices with Latines that is not often covered by traditional programmatic curricula. For providers and agencies, this course offers a professional development opportunity to build on the great work already being done by incorporating evidence-based tools that will further enhance services for the Latine community.

A certificate of completion for 10.5 hours of activities will be sent upon completion of this course.


Learning Objectives

By the end of this self-directed course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify cultural values that impact Latine individuals and families and how to incorporate these values into treatment
  • Reflect about how culture and intersectionality impact individuals and families, as well as developing ways to approach the issue of culture from a culturally humble stance
  • Enhance their strategies for assessment and development of hypothesis, using tools to work collaboratively with clients in the delineation of treatment goals
  • Explain how to apply different culturally and racially responsive models in a nuanced manner
  • Develop awareness of how a clinician’s own cultural identity and biases impacts their work with Latine individuals

About the Presenters:

Juan Prandoni, Ph.D. is La Mesita’s Training Director. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2019. His research and clinical focus involves how Latine cultural values impact engagement and treatment outcomes in therapy as well as community outreach efforts aimed at reducing current treatment utilization gaps among Latine communities.

Neftali Serrano, PsyD is the Executive Director of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association, a national organization dedicated to promoting integrated care as the standard of care. He has devoted the majority of his career to working with federally qualified health centers (FQHC), starting integrated care programs and consulting with clinics in underserved settings to assist with implementation of primary care behavioral health (PCBH) programs.

Gabriela Nagy, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine and in the Duke University School of Nursing. Her role is comprised of research, education, and clinical duties. Dr. Nagy received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee prior to moving to Duke wherein she completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral training.

Gabriela Stein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Clinical Psychology within the Department of Psychology at UNCG. She also holds a faculty position with the Center for Developmental Science at UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Stein received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in child and family psychology from UNC Chapel Hill. 

Registration Information

You can register for our self-directed course here.

Course Launch Discount Price: $99
Regular Cost: $145

Please contact us at if you have a question, concern, or complaint you’d like to share regarding this course. You will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.

If you would like to cancel your purchase, you may request a refund within 24 hours of purchasing this course.

Continuing Education

At the completion of the Self-Directed Course, certificates of completion for 10.5 NBCC clock hours will be provided to those who complete the evaluation and pass the assessment. No partial credit offered.

El Futuro has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6947. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. El Futuro is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

“Top-notch, comprehensive, clinically dynamic content and trainings designed to foster enhanced knowledge and skills to support Latine mental health in a supportive and nurturing learning community.”

- Former live cohort member

“It is one of the best investments of time and energy to improve clinical practice and/or [your] role as clinical supervisor of therapists working with Latine clients.”

- Former live cohort member


Please reach out to to let us know if you need accommodations. We will work to the best of our abilities to fulfill all accommodation requests.

Behavior and/or Comments of Concern Response Policy

We have carefully modeled the environment around our learning activities to be one characterized by mutual collegiality, kindness, and a commitment to constant learning. This environment allows for providers of all disciplines, regardless of their level of experience, to feel comfortable in taking part in and benefiting from our programming. It is our hope that all participants will join us in preserving this environment we have cultivated over the years through your participation across our programming. Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions at