May 11, 2020 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST
Chicanx have a long history of contributions to the filed of psychology and mental health. Starting from our ancestral knowledge and healing, to the publication of “Chicano Psychology” in 1977 up until our current contributions. This webinar will cover foundational concepts of “Browning” counseling, describe traditional/individualistic concepts in mental health can be culturally incongruent to Chicanx/Latinx populations and review ways to decolonize of mental health.
In this webinar the participant will:
1. Gain an understanding of varying of mental well-being from a Chicanx perspective.
2. Understand ways to “brown” counseling interventions for Chicanx populations.
3. Identify how traditional concepts in mental health treatment maybe incongruent with Chicanx populations.
Dr. Manuel Xavier Zamarripa, Director and Co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology
Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, LPC-S is the director and co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology based in Austin, TX where he conducts community workshops as well as professional development training for educators and mental health professionals on issues related to Chicanx/Latinx wellness, cultural identity, and mental health from a cultural strengths framework. He is also Associate Dean of Counseling at Austin Community College District where he coordinates the delivery of mental health services to the student population, assists with the Behavioral Intervention Team, and leads the district’s suicide prevention and crisis response efforts. Previous experiences include Academic Program Director and Associate Professor in Clinical Mental Health and Counselor Education departments where his teaching focused on Multicultural Counseling, Diversity in Leadership, and Mexican American Counseling and Mental Health. Dr. Zamarripa has facilitated over 80 national and state professional presentations/trainings in psychology and education on issues of cultural responsiveness, social justice, psycho-social factors of academic achievement, and leadership. His publications (peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters) focus on counseling, assessment, and teaching of Chicanx and Latinx populations. His 20 years of clinical experience includes working with individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families in community and education settings (rural and urban) from varied economic and cultural backgrounds. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved supervisor and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology, his M.S. from Our Lady of the Lake in Counseling Psychology, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology.