Upcoming Webinars

October 25 from 10AM – 11AM

“Engaged, but I just met you: Mary McKay and Motivational Interviewing for Latinx Individuals.”



Join us for this free webinar! Clients that might benefit from support are sometimes uncomfortable with the idea of therapy or getting help.  In this workshop, we will learn about two proven tools — phone engagement based on the research of Mary McKay and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Participants will leave the workshop with the capacity to use Mary McKay’s research with Latinx clients and will become familiar with how MI builds relationships along with a willingness to consider change and to make a commitment to new ways of doing things.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Learn how to engage Latinx caregivers on the phone using Mary McKay’s techniques
  • Be able to identify the difference between persuading and Motivational Interviewing
  • Understand next steps for developing Motivational Interviewing skills to build engagement for Latinx population



Rachel Galanter (Masters in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health from UNC and Bachelors in Psychology from Columbia University) has been the Exchange Family Center’s Executive Director for the past four years. Rachel joined the Exchange Family Center in 2000 as Manager of the Family Support Program. 

A NC Parenting Education Network certified Parenting Educator, Rachel has over 25 years of experience with children, youth, and families in a variety of settings. She uses Motivational Interviewing, anger management and bio-feedback to help staff engage families to address the stress and emotional issues that can be barriers to making change. She has been trained in multiple proven models — Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch Up, SafeCare, Triple P and Parent Child Interaction Therapy — to help families transform and to improve relationships between caregivers and children so that caring adults can support their children’s development. 

As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, she provides training and coaching to professionals on parent engagement, coaching, and cultural awareness to help professionals engage clients who need support but are ambivalent about getting support or making change.


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 LPC guidelines, LPCs 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 mrobertson@elfuturo-nc.org.



In order to expand our Continuing Education offerings, there is a new registration process. As always, you’ll start by registering for the webinar by filling out the short form in the button below. You’ll receive an email confirmation that contains a link to join the webinar and a link to register with Greensboro AHEC so you can receive Continuing Education for your participation.

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.

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.