2014 LBHI Conference Announcements

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2014 LBHI Conference Schedule

Tues. Sept 16, 2014

9:30 to 12:00pm

1:00pm to 4:00pm


Flores Ph.D., Yvette G.Popovic. MSOM, CMT, Ratka Mira

Indigenous Healing: Bridging Eastern/ Western, Mind-Body-Spirit Connections

Wed., Sept. 17, 2014

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Armas PhD, ReginaFlores PhD, Yvette

Important factors for generating culturally-significant psychological evaluations for undocumented adult workers who seek legal status in the United States

Aragon LMFT, Myriam Algarin Maria,Vargas; CarlosRomero LMFT, Esperanza

Nueva Opcion/New Option-SPANISH

Carlos PsyD, Natalie; Pavlik PsyD, Kathryn;Miller PsyD, Hannah

Bilingual and Bicultural Factors in the Provision of Trauma-Informed Treatment

Estrada PhD, Alejandrina

Daring to Embrace The Spiritual: Spiritual/Religious Interventions with Latinas in a Cancer Support Group

Compean LCSW, Marina

Enhancing Resiliency: Trauma-informed Care in Latino Communities

Contreras, Ricardo

Calif. Public Safety Realignment Act’s Access to Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Policy Implications & Lessons Learned in LA County

Wed. Sep8. 17, 2014

3:15 pm to 5:15pm

Gonzalez MA, Gilbert; Ramos PhD, Juan

Cultural Relevance in Innovation and Leadership in Behavioral Health Policy and Program from a National and Local Perspective and Collaboration

Gonzalez MD, Robert; Gutierrez MD, Octavio; Forero MA, Angelica;Rios BS, Andrea

Children At-Risk and Not-At-Risk for Developing Bipolar Disorder–Are There Differences in Patterns of Sleep and School Performance

Partida PsyD, Jorge

Salud y Bienestar Sostenible- La Cultura Cura -SPANISH

Reyes LCSW, Col. Valvincent

Social Work Clinical Skills used In Assisting Afghanistan and Iraq Combat Veterans: Cultural Considerations for Hispanic Veterans

Cardenas PsyD, Jose

Identification with the deceased, “Will I die at the same age as__________?”

Mohr-Almeida PhD, Kathy

Integrating Curanderismo and Clinical Mental Health Practice


Thurs., Sept. 18, 2014

10:00 to 12:00 Noon

Segovia PsyD, Sherrie

Infant Family Mental Health with Latino children and families at Hope Street Family Center

Orozco LCSW, Luis; Camilleri MD, Chris

STAMP: A Method to Prevent Interpersonal Violence

Alvarez MA, Adolfo

La terapia cognitiva-conductual y el control de las emociones desagradables -SPANISH

Mock PhD, Matthew

“Embracing our Futures: The Strengths and Resilience of Young Latinos/as and Their Families”

Acosta MA, MSW, LSW, Henry;Estrada BA, Gustavo

Improving Mental Health Service Delivery to Hispanics

Campos PhD, Michael; Moghaddam PhD, Jacquelene

Gambling Disorders among Latinos: The Case of Imperial County, CA

Thur., Sept. 18, 2014

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Rodriguez, Mario LCSW, MPA, PhD; Rodriguez PhD, Carlos

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, One Latino Veteran’s Experiences

Carrillo LCSW, Adriana; Veras-Pinto MSW, Nadira

Culturally Appropriate Interventions when Working with Latino Adolescents and Suicide

Flores MC, LAC, Victor; Orobitg PhD, Darice

Family Treatment for Substance Use in Hispanic and Latino Adolescents

Lopez PhD, Stella; Gonzalez-Blanks MA, Ana

“Es en la Familia”: Parental Influences to Promoting Healthy Eating and Preventing Smoking among Hispanic Youth

Miranda PhD, Alexis;Peluso PhD, MFT, Paul

Predictors of Mental Health Treatment Compliance and Outcomes: Acculturation and Treatment-based Decision-making Strategies Among Latino Adults

Camacho Valladares, Miriam; Armas PhD, Regina

“Resiliencia cultural y psicológica encontrada en jóvenes mexicanas-

Lecciones desde Ciudad Juárez-SPANISH”

Thur., Sept. 18, 2014

3:15 pm to 5:15pm

Beliz PhD, TonyMartinez LCSW, Luz Maria Peterson PhD, Tia

The Multicultural Face of Students at Risk of Targeted School Violence. A Threat Assessment Perspective

Ramirez MD, Luis

La neurobiologia del Amor y el Bolero-SPANISH

Bava PsyD, Laura;Tishler MD, David; Schweers LCSW, Lisl; Rangan RN, MSN, CPNP, Kasey

Biopsychosocial Challenges and Opportunities to Providing Longitudinal Care to Latino Cancer Survivors

Jones PhD, Nadia R.

Integrating Indigenous Spirituality with Western Psychotherapy: A Practical Approach

Cardenas PhD, Veronica; Buske MSW, Kurt; Guillen MA, Miriam

Successful Implementation of Evidenced-based Treatments for Latino/a Dementia Family Caregivers: Results of the CALMA and CUIDAR Programs

Retana LCSW, Paco;Retana BA, Alberto

Empowering, Restoring and Building Resilient Boys and Men of Color


Fri., Sept.19, 2014

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bava PsyD, Laura

Psychological Assessment of Pediatric Cancer Survivors: Multicultural Considerations and Opportunities for Advocacy and Research

Eyler PhD, Lisa;Cardenas PhD, Veronica; Ulibarri PhD, Monica

Dealing with the Unseen: Assessing and Addressing Unconscious Bias for Professional and Academic Success in Behavioral Healthcare

Kelson, Carol PhD, LMFT; Miller, Ben

Neuro Feedback in treatment of PTSD

Morales PhD, Eduardo

Evidence Based and Promising Practices for Latinos, Latinas, LGBTs and Families

Pitts PhD, Patricia

Creating Healthy Eating, Exercise & Emotional Attitudes in the Latino Community

Servin BA, Rebeca

Cómo los Peer Coaches y la filosofia de “Vida Independiente” pueden beneficiar a latinos que reciben cuidados medicos-SPANISH


Plenary/Keynote Speakers for 20th Annual Latino Behavioral Health Institute Conference

September 16-19, 2014

Wednesday September 17, 2014 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Keynote Speaker:
Marvin Southard DSW

Dr. Southard joined the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health as Director in 1998, having previously served in Kern County, California, in a similar capacity for five years. In his current role, Dr. Southard leads the largest public mental health system in the country, serving over 236,000 clients annually in one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the nation, with a budget of over $1.7+ billion. Dr. Southard is a Governing Board Member of the California Mental Health Directors Association, and the President, Board of Directors, of the California Social Work Education Center. He serves as a Commissioner on Los Angeles County Children and Families First – First 5 LA Commission. A licensed clinical social worker, Dr. Southard received his master’s degree in social work from University of California, Berkeley, and his doctorate in social work at UCLA.

Wednesday September 17, 2014. 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Plenary Speaker:
Tony Beliz PhD

Tony Beliz PhD, National expert on School ViolenceDr. Beliz is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist. He has lectured nationally and internationally on Targeted School Violence, Emerging Trends in Targeted Violence, and Trauma Event Management. He currently consults to private and public threat management teams and serves as an expert witness. He has been featured on CNN and CBS, and in the New York Times. He has trained educators, mental health providers, and law enforcement agencies on risk assessment and management strategies. He is also a member of the Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, California Association of Hostage Negotiators, Infraguard, and the American and California Psychological Associations.

Thursday September 18, 2014. 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Plenary Speaker:
Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista

Dr  Hayes-Bautista-SMProfessor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA Director, Center for the Study of Latino Health & Culture

David E. Hayes-Bautista is currently Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for the Study of Latino Health and Culture at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley, and completed his doctoral work in Basic Sciences at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. He served on the faculty at the School of Public Health at U.C. Berkeley until 1987, when he took his current position at UCLA. His research on the Latino Epidemiological Paradox led him to find links between culture, behavior, and health. . His articles appear in Journals ranging from Academic Medicine to Salud Pública de México. His research has expanded to include the emergence of Latino society in California during the Spanish colonial, Mexican Republic and U.S. statehood periods. A portion of his research appears in his recent book, El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition, published by the University of California Press in 2012.

Friday September 19, 2014. 9:00 am – 9:45 am
H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

As director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. H. Westley Clark leads the agency’s efforts to provide effective and accessible treatment to all Americans with addictive disorders. Dr. Clark’s areas of expertise include substance abuse treatment, methadone maintenance, pain management, dual diagnosis, psychopharmacology, anger management, and medical and legal issues. He is also a noted author, clinician, teacher and spokesperson in the field of addiction and forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Clark has received numerous awards for his contribution to the field of substance abuse treatment, including the 2008 President of the United States of America, Rank of Distinguished Executive in the Senior Executive Service Award in recognition of his personal commitment to excellence in government and public service. In 2003, he was honored with Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive Award for his sustained superior accomplishments in management of programs of the United States Government and for noteworthy achievement of quality and efficiency in the public service. Dr. Clark was also awarded the 2008 John P. McGovern Award from the American Society of Addiction Medicine for his contributions toward increased understanding of the relationship between addiction and society.

Dr. Clark received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from Harvard University Law School. Dr. Clark received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in psychiatry and sub-specialty certifications in addiction psychiatry. Dr. Clark is licensed to practice medicine in California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Michigan. He is also a member of the Washington, D.C., Bar Association.