Monthly Webinars

February 24th from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Supporting Latine Adolescents & Young Adults who Present with Substance Use: Familial, Cultural, & Systemic Considerations

Presented by Lucien Gonzalez, MD

All our monthly webinars on Latine mental health are free!


This webinar is aimed at supporting mental health providers to increase their confidence and skill in supporting adolescents and young adults who present with substance use problems. The frame presented moves beyond the general frame of understanding and treating substance use to include aspects of family, values, culture, and systems in conceptualization and treatment. Dr. Gonzalez will provide an overview of recent trends in substance use among Latine adolescents and young adults, as well as a frame for assessment and treatment in a systemic, collaborative way. 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will: 

  1. Be able to describe recent trends in substance use among Latine adolescents and young adults.
  2. Understand a frame for discussing substance use with Latine adolescents and their families that incorporates topics of identity, values, and culture.
  3. List relevant questions for assessment and interventions for goal setting when supporting Latine adolescents and young adults in substance use recovery.
  4. Use interventions in the context of mental health care to support substance use recovery.

    Meet Our February Presenter:

    Lucien Gonzalez, MD earned a medical degree from the University of Massachusetts in 2001. Dr. Gonzalez completed a Pediatric Residency at New York Medical Center/Westchester Medical Center in 2008 and completed an Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2009. He also served for several years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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    Follow the steps below and we’ll see you on December 16th!



    Upcoming La Mesita Webinars

    • Friday, February 24th:  Supporting Latine Adolescents & Young Adults who Present with Substance Use: Familial, Cultural, & Systemic Considerations 
    • Friday, March 24th: 3-hour Ethics Webinar
    • Friday, April 28th: Identifying and Investing in the Strengths of Latine Families


    For participants that register with Wake AHEC, this webinar will provide:

    *1.5 Contact Hours (or 0.15 CEUs): Contact Hours include CEs for Social Workers, mental health clinicians, nurses, other healthcare providers, and several other disciplines who utilize contact hours.

    CEUs are calculated by tenths. Example: 0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour of participation.

    *1.5 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists: The Wake AHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved provider of (Category A) Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

    *NBCC credit: this program is approved for 1.5 NBCC Hours

    Wake AHEC, ACEP No. 6477 and El Futuro, ACEP No. 6947 are cosponsors of this program. This cosponsorship has been approved by NBCC.  Wake AHEC is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6477. The ACEP solely is responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.

    Participants should confirm continuing education credit information for licensure requirements with their state licensing board(s). If you need any additional information about this webinar for your licensure, please reach out to us at


      Cancellation Policy

      In the event of a cancellation, we will provide notification as soon as possible so participants can adjust their schedule accordingly. Participants that need to cancel may choose to do so at anytime but will not receive a Certificate of Completion.


      Please reach out to to let us know if you need accommodations at least 2 weeks prior to this event. 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 La Mesita members 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

      Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.



      Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, North Carolina Area Health Education Centers (NC AHEC), and the Duke University Health System for their support of La Mesita: Latine Mental Health Professional Network.