Latino Behavioral Health Institute
19th Annual Latino Conference
September 10 – 13, 2013

“Advancing Latino Behavioral Health:
From Margin to Mainstream”
Sheraton Los Angeles
711 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017


2013 LBHI Conference Brochure


September 10, 2013 – Tuesday
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment of LBGTT Hispanic/Latino Population
JoAnne Keatley, MSW Time: 9 a.m.– Noon
Medical Assisted Treatment
Victor Flores, MC, LAC, Darice Orobitg, PhD Time: 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Multicultural clinical supervision and consultation: A Latino Focus
Regina Armas, PhD, Yvette Flores, PhD Time: 9 a.m. – Noon,
1 p.m. – 4 p .m.

September 11, 2013 – Wednesday
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Conference 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alex Kopelowicz, MD – LBHI President – Welcome
Principal Speaker
Marvin J. Southard, DSW
Director, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health
Principal Speaker
Luis F. Ramirez, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
“El amor y Jose Alfredo”
Lunch on your own
Concurrent Workshops
Complementing Evidence Based Practices with Personal and Cultural Wisdom
Christopher Camilleri, MD, Luis Orozco, MSW
Depression in Adolescents
Pedro Delgado, MD
Ecological Associations of Alcohol Outlet Density with Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking Between Latino and White Populations in Los Angeles County
Ricardo Contreras, MPH, MA, Tina Kim, PhD
Preferencias de tratamiento para la salud mental con personas de desendencia Mexicana (Spanish Session)
Tanya Sorrell, PhD
Improved Depression and Diabetes Care Management Among Older Adult Latinos
Veronica Cardenas, PhD, Consuelo Razo, RN, Elizabeth Lugo-Butler, MD
Dandole la mano a nuestro hermano: A New Approach for the Delivery of Mental Health Services to the Latino Community
Jose Salazar, DrPH, Judith Perrigo, LCSW, Gloria Sistos
Ventanillas de Bienestar- Effective Outreach and Enrollment Training Strategies for Uninsured Latinos
Frederick Sandoval, MPA
Concurrent Workshops
Risk and Protective Factors for Adolescent Suicide: An Overview
Derek Hsieh, LCSW, PhD
Project Q’s Working with Latino LGBTQ Youth: What you Really Need to Know
Cristina Torres, MS, Rebeca Grande BS
Factores que impactan la provision de servicios de salud mental en profesionales que trabajan con sobrevivientes de trauma (Spanish Session)
Teresa Celada, PhD, Veronica Chavez, PsyD
Latinos and Behavioral Research Health Participation
Bernardo Ng, MD, Denise Chavira, PhD, Alvaro Camacho, MD MPH, Maria P. Aranda, PhD, MSW
Behavioral and Mental Health: Linking Industry to the Classroom
Gustavo Loera, EdD
Eating Disorders in the Latino Community
Patricia Pitts, PhD, MFT
Curanderismo in the 21st Century
Juan Paz, MSW, DSW

September 12, 2013 –Thursday
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Conference 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
MaJose Carrasco, MPA – LBHI Board Member – Opening
Plenary Session
H. Westley Clark, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., CAS, FASAM, Invited
Director, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
Concurrent Workshops
Narrative Solutions to Relational Dilemmas, Couples Therapy with Latinos
Yvette Flores, PhD, Hector Rivera-Lopez, PhD
Targeted School Violence
Tony Beliz, PhD, Maria Luz Martinez, LCSW
Latinos and Health Disparities in Substance Abuse Treatment
Erick Guerrero, PhD, Tina Kim, PhD
Experiencia de establecimientos especializados en adicciones para mujeres en el estado de Nuevo Leon
Laura Cavazos Cardenas, MD (Spanish Session)
Training and Building Cultural and Linguistic Competencies
Henry Acosta, MA, MSW, LSW, Eduardo Morales PhD
Suicidality and the Latino Psychiatric Patient
Michael Escamilla, MD, Cecilia DeVargas, MD, Richard Wagner, MD
Latino Immigration, Cultural Trauma and Cultural Complex: A Psy-choanalytic/Phenomenological Examination of the Impact of Re-peated Trauma of Immigration on the Individual and Collective Psy-che
Salvador Trevino, PhD
Lunch on your own
Concurrent Workshops
Impact of Parental Detention and Deportation on Latino Citizen Chil-dren’s Psychological Well -being: Three Case Studies
Lisseth Rojas-Flores, PhD, Marisol de Jesus-Perez, MA
Tailoring Treatment to the Unique Needs and Stressors of Hispanic Adolescents
Daniel Santisteban, PhD, Richard Cervantes, PhD
Qualitative Study: Barriers and Limitations Faced by Migrant, Un-documented and Monolingual Latinos/as When Engaged in Outpa-tient Substance Abuse Services Using a Cognitive Behavioral Ap-proach
Maria Sariol, MA, MSW, Kay Scott, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC
Corazon de Aztlan: La Prevencion de Abuso de Drogas y del Virus de Immunodeficiencia Humana (Spanish Session)
Juan Paz, MSW, DSW
Mental Illness in a South Border Population: Ethnic Differences in Prevalence, Use of Mental Health Services and Its Association With Traumatic Experiences
Juan Zavala, MD, Ricardo Pulido, BS, Brenda Castillo, BS
Utilization of Bilingual Supervision for Spanish Speaking Practitio-ners in a Mental Health Clinic
Veronica Chavez, PsyD, Teresa Celada, PhD, Huong Diep, PsyD
Using Social Media and Internet Technologies to Engage Latinos in Behavioral Health Services
Eduardo Morales, PhD, Carlos Valdovinos, MA, PhDc

Concurrent Workshops
Midnight-Sunrise, Grief: Loss of a Loved One
Paul Rodriguez, EdD
The Wise Latino Elder: Strengthening Our Ability to Serve as Mentors
and Teachers
Roberto Vargas, DrPH
An Existential Liberation Model for Working with Gay Latino Men
Jose Navarro, LCSW, EdD
Promoting Hope and Recovery among Latinos with Serious Mental Illness
Maria Restrepo-Toro, MS
Animo! The Westside Latino Integrated Service Management Model
Jaime Garcia, MD, Julie DeRose, MFT, Adrianne Angeles, LCSW, Elena
Fiallo, L.Ac.
Triple P: Programa de paternidad positiva (Spanish Session)
Nadia R. Jones, MFT, EdD
The Healing Music of Afro-Latinos
Melissa Shepard, MFT, Melena Francis
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
Conference 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Larry Gasco, Ph D – LBHI Board Member –
Opening Comments
Principal Speaker
Alex Kopelowicz PhD-Chief of Psychiatry-Olive View Medical
Center-”Involving Latino Families in Mental Health Treatment”
Concurrent Workshops
Providing Comprehensive Multidisciplinary Care to Childhood Cancer
Laura Bava, PsyD, Lisl Schweers, LCSW, Kasey Rengan, RN
Strategies for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care Services:
Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Thomas Freese, PhD, Beth Rutkowski, MPH
La Psicobiologia del Amor y El Bolero (Spanish Session)
Luis F. Ramirez, MD
Getting Organizational Buy-in for Cultural Competence and Latino
Inclusion Efforts
MaJose Carrasco, MPA
Differentiating the 3 Ds (Dementia, Depression and Delirium) with the
Mario Rodriguez, LCSW, MPA, PhD, Carlos Rodriguez, MS, PhD
See, Believe, and Achieve: Mental Health Policy and Advocacy
Ane C. Romero, MPA
Hosted Lunch, Awards and Closing Remarks
Ed Viramontes — LBHI Board Member
HONOREE: William Vega, Provost Professor
Executive Director, USC Edward R. Roybal
Institute on Aging


2013 LBHI Conference Brochure


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