2023 Conference: February 9th & 10th

Latinx Representation in Mental Health: An Introspective and Systemic Focus on Presence and Progress 

Join us: 

  • Explore Latinx presence across mental health arenas (e.g., private practice, academia, organizational psychology, government and policy, community mental health, schools, etc.), in the fabric of our nation, and the role that Latinx mental health professionals play in shaping the narrative. 
  • Address cultural and sociopolitical implications, as well explore how we can sustain and amplify our presence in the service of the overall Latinx community.
February 9: Kick off event (in-person)

February 10: Virtual conference sessions

Call For Proposals

About the Conference: Within this year’s conference, Latinx Representation in Mental Health: An Introspective and Systemic Focus on Presence and Progress, we aim to look at Latinx representation in the mental health field. We hope to explore Latinx presence across mental health arenas (e.g. private practice, academia, organizational psychology, government and policy, community mental health, schools, etc.), in the fabric of our nation, and the role that Latinx mental health professionals play in shaping the narrative. Furthermore, we hope to address cultural and sociopolitical implications, as well explore how we can sustain and amplify our presence in the service of the overall Latinx community.

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.
A note on abstracts: Abstracts accepted should address the overall conference theme. Suggested topic areas include (but are not limited to):
  • Latinx representation in mental health and specifically, across arenas listed above
  • 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
  • Invisibility amongst Latinx professionals
  • Cross-cultural competency and best practices for working with the Latinx community
  • Immigration and mental health
  • Discrimination from an intersectional perspective
  • Support for Latinx serving mental health providers.
  • Social media in mental health (as a clinical tool and as professional tool)

Abstracts should be submitted electronically by November 7, 2022 to email address, [email protected]. Please note that presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay the associated fees.We look forward to reading your submissions!

Best,

LMHANJ Board