Upcoming Webinars

April 17 from 12PM – 1PM

“Introduction to Telemental Health with Latinx Populations: Maintaining Confianza, Personalismo, and Effectiveness through Video.”

 

Description:

Lauren Albert, LPC, BC-TMH will introduce and facilitate discussion about telemental health (TMH) challenges and benefits. Neftali Serrano, PsyD will provide an overview of the differing models of care and settings in which TMH might be offered. And together, they will provide an overview of the 16 TMH best practices – including things like how to assess a client’s suitability for TMH, how to deal with a remote TMH crisis and how to protect client’s privacy and data security when providing TMH. We’ll also do a few fun role plays demonstrating typical TMH pitfalls versus effective implementation of TMH best practices.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the challenges and benefits of providing TMH
  • Distinguish between the differing models of care and settings in which TMH might be offered
  • Prepare yourself and/or your agency to engage in TMH using current TMH best practices

NBCC Content Area: Counseling Theory/Practice and the Counseling Relationship:

Presenters:

Lauren Albert, LPC, BC-TMH, a North Carolina native, first came to El Futuro as a volunteer while studying Psychology and Spanish at UNC-CH. Lauren lived in Mexico for a year where she developed a love for tacos al pastor and Latino culture. Afterwards, she earned an MA in Clinical Psychology while living and working in the Chicago area. More recently, married life has taken her on adventures to Ohio, Texas and Durham. Her professional experience includes supporting families in early childhood programming, counseling in community-based mental health clinics, connecting primary care patients to community resources and diagnostic assessments for children and youth. The approaches to counseling that she has found most helpful include cognitive-behavioral therapies, family systems approaches, experiential therapies and trauma-informed treatment approaches. She believes that while no person or family is anywhere close to perfect, all individuals and families have innate dignity, worth and potential. She aims to non-judgmentally listen, care for and counsel individuals and families with respect and compassion toward health, well-being, gratitude and joy. She loves the good work being done at El Futuro and is grateful to be a part of the team. Lauren has special training in video-based counseling services and is currently working remotely providing video-based behavioral health services to NC farm-workers and their families.

Dr. Serrano 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. Dr. Serrano’s research interests include program development evaluations and outcome studies related to PCBH, particularly in underserved settings. In 2014 Dr. Serrano edited an e-book titled, “The Implementer’s Guide To Primary Care Behavioral Health,” a practice management handbook.

One of Dr. Serrano’s most outstanding contributions to the field of psychology has been his passion to teach and train the future PCBH workforce. In 14 years of practice, he has trained over 100 students and professionals in the practice of Behavioral Health Consultation in primary care. Dr. Serrano is the father of three children, Emma (12), Sophia (10), & Caleb (7) and the husband of Karen, an Emergency Medicine physician.

Credits:

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.

Certificates of Completion for one clock hour of NBCC approved continuing education will be provided for this webinar for all participants who view the whole webinar (not call-in only) and complete the post-webinar feedback survey. No partial credit offered. 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 mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.

Registration:

Register for this webinar by filling out this short form. You’ll receive an email confirmation that contains a link to join the webinar and a link to add it to your calendar.

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.

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.

The fine print:

Please contact Megan Robertson at mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.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 mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org to let us know if you need disability accommodations.

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.

Thank you to the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and The Duke Endowment for their support for the development of a Latino Mental Health Network and resource sharing opportunities like this one.