December 11 from 10AM – 11:30AM
Las Penas con el Pan Duelen Menos: Eating Disorders in the Latinx Communities
Join us for this free webinar! Like many other mental illnesses in the Latinx community, eating disorders hold great stigma behind the diagnosis. During this presentation, Melissa will provide an overview on how eating disorders can appear in the Latinx community through a social justice lens. She will also be discussing the ways in which acculturation and Latinx cultural values can have an impact on their relationship with food and body. Find out more about our network and stay connected at https://la-mesita.mn.co/!
- Hear an overview of literature on eating disorders and risk factors in the Latinx community
- Identify ways in which recovery for marginalized communities, such as Latinx immigrants, can be a complex process
- Recognize what helps or hinders a healthy relationship with food and body in the Latinx population
Melissa Carmona (She/Her) is a bilingual Clinical Mental Health Counselor at Three Birds Counseling in Greensboro, North Carolina. Melissa works from a trauma-informed, social justice, Health at Every Size, and Intuitive Eating perspective to help clients understand the different aspects of their identities and how those influence the relationship they have with food and their body.
As a Colombian-American, her Latinx roots have also helped her shape her career trajectory, and she brings this perspective into her work with immigrants as well. Melissa is the co-founder of The Latinx Health Collective; a website designed to create resources for providers and Latinx folks as they heal their relationship with food and their bodies.
Melissa attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. As an EMDR trained therapist, she has worked with people of all ages and families in both private and community settings. In community settings, Melissa has worked directly with doctors and psychiatrists to provide integrative care to patients. She has also worked with Latinx immigrants who struggle to adjust to this new country and political climate. Melissa is fluent in Spanish.
This webinar will provide Contact Hours, CEUs (Continuing Education Units), AMA PRA Category 1 Credit and Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists for participants that view the whole webinar (not call-in only) and complete the post-webinar feedback survey. No partial credit offered.
This program does not offer NBCC credits. However, per LCMHC guidelines, LCMHCs licensed in North Carolina may submit up to 15.0 contact hours of continuing education credit per renewal period, through attending programs by affiliates of the National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO).
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 Megan Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New registration process!
Register for this webinar through Greensboro AHEC via the button below. You will be sent a link to register with Zoom to receive the join link from email@example.com in the week before the webinar.
Fees & Refunds:
These webinars have been graciously funded by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and The Duke Endowment so there is no cost to join and no refunds are distributed.
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.
The fine print:
Please contact Megan Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a concern or complaint you’d like to share regarding La Mesita. While we do not promise any outcomes, the individual will receive a response with the teams’ considerations and decision within two weeks time.
Please keep patient information de-identified at all times during the webinars.
Please reach out to Megan Robertson at email@example.com to let us know if you need disability accommodations.
Thank you to The Duke Endowment, Blue Cross and 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: Latinx Mental Health Provider Network.