Clear direction about social and cultural consideration practitioners can manage more effectively in serving LatinX clients

Interview-style, with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    This course focuses on cultural and linguistic issues related to serving the Hispanic and Latino population in behavioral health, while considering health disparities and inequalities that have affected and continue to impact this group. The objective of this course is to increase awareness of issues that practitioners can manage differently in treating this underserved population. This course discusses issues related to LatinX demographics, diversity within the group, assimilation & acculturation, immigration trauma, language, and strategies to assist practitioners to improve outcomes.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Describe demographic considerations related to Hispanics and Latinos in the US relating to culturally-aware practices and policies; Explain the difference between acculturation and assimilation and provide examples of each; Provide a definition for immigration trauma


    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Introductory

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; users can re-test up to three times. After three attempts, users are advised to re-listen to the audio course in its entirety and then subsequently re-test. Psychologists who are seeking CE credit may not be awarded credit if they attempt to pass the post-test more than three times.)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewee and Interviewer

Victor Flores, LAC

Latino/Hispanic Cultural Competency Expert

Mr. Flores was born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in sociology, master’s degree in counseling, and has completed all the coursework for his Doctor of Behavioral Health degree. His professional experience spans 30 years in the social service realm. He has held positions within many systems including the courts, behavioral health, non-profit social service, etc. Clinically, he provides screening, assessment and ongoing treatment to specialized populations as he is a licensed professional. The services provided are culturally and linguistically responsive. Please visit him at Cieneguita Human Services.

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Feedback Informed Treatment, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

See why we're the country's premier CE provider

  • CONVENIENT: All courses are 1-hour podcast episodes, available on all public podcast platforms

  • AFFORDABLE: We offer quality CE courses through a reasonably-priced membership

  • SOCIALLY-RESPONSIBLE: We donate to The Trevor Project for LGBTQIA+ youth suicide prevention

  • WOMEN-OWNED: We are founded and run by Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • DIVERSE: We highlight expert presenters from historically-marginalized communities


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