2022 Conference

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Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey

Annual Conference

February 11 & 12, 2022

Please note that our annual conference will take place exclusively online.


Call for Proposals

Founded in 1999, Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey seeks to serve as an advocacy group with regard to the education of mental health professionals in the advancement of research, training, and treatments relevant to Latinx communities in the State of New Jersey. The Association aims to reflect the diversity of the various mental health professionals in the State of New Jersey and beyond.


About the Conference: This year’s conference, Pandemic and social justice: Where we were, where we are, and where we are going, represents our continuous goal to facilitate dialogues and collaborations that will enhance our commitment to the Latinx community in NJ.  This year, in particular, we have chosen to focus on issues that intersect and/or relate to the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice, and Latinx communities.  We aim to include a review of the past, a critical look at current efforts, and to celebrate steps taken towards a brighter, more united future.


Attendees: The conference invites all mental health professionals, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, researchers, administrators, marriage and family therapists, and students. Abstracts accepted should address the overall conference theme. Suggested topic areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Effects of the pandemic on Latinx communities
  • The aftermath of public health crises and natural disasters in Latinx countries
  • Effects of racism and colorism, both on our communities and in professional practice
  • Cross-cultural competency and best practices for working with the Latinx community
  • Telehealth
  • Current Research related to Latinx communities
  • Social media and mental health (as a clinical tool and as professional tool)


Program Types


Workshops: Workshops provide an opportunity for attendees to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in a particular area related to the conference theme or association mission. The format consists of a 90-minute session.

Proposal should include:

  • Title
  • 250-word abstract
  • Three learning objectives (https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/objectives.pdf)
  • Five current (within five years) and research-related references
  • CVs for each presenter.  
  • Strong consideration will be made for workshops that are eligible for both psychology and social work continuing education credits.


Poster Presentations. The poster session displays research findings, new ideas, and advances in the field.  Poster presentations are especially encouraged for students beginning to develop their research interests. Proposal should include a title and a 250-word abstract. Poster presentations will be available virtually on the website during the weeks prior to and including the conference.  Presenters will be asked to submit a brief video and PDF image of their research.


Abstracts should be submitted electronically by November 12, 2021 to email address, [email protected]

Please note that presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay the associated fees.