Working Effectively with the Latinx Community
with Samantha Heuwagen, MA LMFT ACS
Bilingual Sex Therapist, Author & Activist
Every client is different and unique, which means it is our responsibility as helping professionals to learn how to effectively work with various populations to the best our ability.
There are about 923,000 Hispanic/Latino residents in Georgia, making up 1.7% of the US population nationwide (Pew Research). It is our responsibility as Georgian clinicians to work hard to hold space for the unique challenges facing this diverse community. Discover how to create an open and respectful environment that cultivates trust and change within your sessions.
The rise of young Latinx clients that walk the fine line of the American culture and the culture of their family of origin offer distinctive insight to their community and multicultural upbringing. This workshop will help you become a culturally competent clinician and help you navigate this rich and distinct community.
Identify potential challenges when working with the Latinx community
Identify key areas of improvement as clinicians and learn ways to create a safe, therapeutic environment for the Latinx community
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Samantha Heuwagen is a Latinx marriage and family therapist specializing in Sex Therapy and best-selling author in the Metro Atlanta area. When not working with clients, she sparks discussion about mental health with the goal to spread awareness across the United States and beyond by challenging the popular discourse surrounding mental illness by making it more inclusive.
Her books, Dawn Among the Stars and Fading Starlight, are available now wherever books are sold. Discover what it means to be human in this feminist science fiction series, where her debut novel was nominated for a 2019 Georgia Author of the Year Award in the First Novel category.
*Please register by noon on March 18, 2020. Late registrations may not receive lunch.
*No refunds after March 18, 2020, 12:00 pm (noon).