Lunch will be included.
Mental health professionals play a vital role in strengthening undocumented immigrant families. Mental health professionals often become a key source of support and guidance. They see first-hand how for many of these families the initial goal for immigrating evolves over time. Often the initial mindset of achieving financial stability and returning to their homeland changes as they have children and create their own families in the United States. Mental health professionals are instrumental to providing a safe and secure holding environment as members of these families assimilate or, acculturate to the norms and values of the dominant culture. Like native-born citizens, many of these families strive to attain the “American Dream”. In recent times, attaining the “American Dream” has a different meaning. It is now associated with anxiety and fear.
Now more than ever, mental health professionals need to familiarize themselves with the struggles these families face. This training will offer you the opportunity to review best practices and theoretical perspectives you can use to work with these families using a strong therapeutic alliance at the heart of your work. This training will provide case examples and group activities helping you move from theory to practice.
The trainer will provide an overview of practice interventions you can use when working with undocumented children, adolescence and adults. This trainer will discuss how care coordination can be used from point of contact and throughout the course of treatment as helping these families meeting physiological and safety needs is paramount if your goal is to provide a holistic and person-centered approach to care.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
About the Speaker
Yaberci Perez-Cubillan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York ( LCSW-R). She is a bilingual, bi-cultural Hispanic female with over 15 years of extensive training and experience in the areas of Mental Health, Cultural Competency, working with Immigrant Families, Leadership, Management, Clinical Supervision, Program Development, Program Auditing and Quality.
Her background includes extensive work with immigrant children, adolescents and adults of diverse ethnic backgrounds and diagnosed with an array of psychiatric conditions. For almost a decade, she worked with multi-stressed families facing difficulties in the areas of parenting, cultural transitions, marital discord, bereavement and trauma. Other areas of specialties include, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and life transitions.
Her eclectic approach to treatment includes the use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) combined with Person- Centered Principles and a strong Therapeutic Alliance.
Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts and a graduate degree (MSW) from Hunter College School of Social Work. In 2016, she completed a Post-Master’s Certificate Program in Executive Leadership at New York University, Silver School of Social Work
Mrs. Perez-Cubillan is part of the Senior Management Team at Acacia Network, the second largest Latino led not –for- profit organization in the country. Her portfolio includes Mental Health Clinics, School Response Teams, School Based Clinics, Court Involved Youth Programs, Primary Behavioral Health Care Integration Program (PBHCI), Personalized Recovery Oriented Program (PROS).
She is an Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University where she teaches Human Behavior and she has her own independent private practice in New York City.
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