La Mesita Learning Cohort



Coming Soon!

La Mesita is thrilled to announce our very first Self-Directed Course: 

Building Culturally Responsive Practices in Latinx Mental Health!

Program Description

One of the goals of La Mesita is to provide up-to-date, relevant, and culturally responsive training on Latinx mental health. As such, we have created a self-directed course that provides an overview of Latinx 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 Latinx community. The course’s purpose is to provide context, the latest evidence-based theories, and practical tools to enhance service with Latinx individuals and families. For students, this course builds on the ongoing graduate coursework by providing a focus on culturally responsive practices with Latinxs 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 Latinx 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 Latinx 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 and dosing.
  • 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 Latinx 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. 

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.

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

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

- Former 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 Latinx clients.”

- Former cohort member