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2018 NLPA Conferencia

San Diego, CA

October 18 - October 21

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What to expect at the 2018 Conference

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideology. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings. 

Bienvenida Welcoming & Networking Reception

It is a great opportunity to reunite and make new long lasting professional connections and friendships.

Cultural Event

This event offers attendees another opportunity to network and recognize the presence and contributions of Latina/o communities in the United States and celebrate our rich heritage and culture. 

Noche de Gala: Awards, Dinner, & Dance Reception

Our largest and most anticipated event is our Noche de Gala. During this party attendees dine, celebrate accomplishments and dance until morning.

Community Engagement & Service

During this activity, conference attendees put into action NLPA mission to serve the Latinx community. 

WHAT DO past ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY?

"Por medio de su apoyo imenso NLPA a cambiado la vida de miles y nos empoderá a seguir unidos."

"NLPA has been the highlight of my year thus far - I got to meet my idol who said she will help me become even greater than her."

"I haven't even had time to process all the awesomeness from the three different panels that I participated in yesterday- I was blown away by Latinx faculty personal career stories...The cherry on top was presenting my own participatory action research with top notch colleagues. #NLPA16 #SoMuchGoodness." 

#NLPA2016 Beautiful. Powerful. Looking forward to #NLPA2018."

2016 PICTURES

 

LOCATION

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego CA, 92122

DATES

Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018

CONTACT 

conference@nlpa.ws

CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS

Fred Millán
2018 NLPA President

Alinne Barrera
2018 Conference Chair

Roberto Abreu          Conference Vice-Chair

Cynthia Guzmán                  Dave Panana                          Owl Springs Consulting, LLC

Jorge Ballesteros                  2018 Student Assistant   

scientific committee

Edil Torres-Rivera

hospitality committee

Jorge Ballesteros

sponsorship committee

Jesus Rodriguez

ce committee

Milton Fuentes

awards committee

Eduardo Morales

Brandy Piña-Watson

social media committee

Hector Adames               

Program - Keynote Speakers

We are excited to announce the 2018 Keynote Speakers!

Celia Jaes Falicov, Ph.D. is a renowned family therapy author, teacher, and psychologist. She is widely respected for her expertise on immigrant families and particularly Latino families. She is Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego where she also directs the mental health services for the Student Run Free Health Clinics. The work at these clinics focuses on addressing the mental health care needs of underserved families, particularly Latinos, and teaching health and mental health practitioners to consider the impact of migration and culture on health risks and strengths. Dr. Falicov has pioneered writings on family transitions, migration, culture and context in clinical practice. Her books include Cultural Perspectives in Family Therapy; Family Transitions: Continuity and Change over the Life Cycle, and the widely praised Latino Families in Therapy (2nd Edition, 2014). She also co-authored the 2014 APA book Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision.

Ed Morales is a New York-based journalist, author, poet and adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race. He is a longtime contributor to the Village Voice with additional work appearing in Rolling StoneThe New York Times, Miami HeraldSan Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Jacobin, and The Nation. He is the author of Living in Spanglish (2002) and The Latin Beat: From Rumba to Rock (2003). His new book, Latinx: The New Force in American Politics and Culture, will be available later this year!

2018 Conference Agenda

[Details subject to change.]

Thursday, October 18, 2018

NLPA Leadership Council Retreat: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Pre-Conference Programming, morning sessions: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch: 12:00pm - 1:30pm (on your own)

Pre-Conference Programming, afternoon sessions: 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Student Mentorship Program: TBD

NLPA Student Welcome: TBD

Bienvenida Welcoming and Networking Event: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday, October 19, 2018

Breakfast: 7:00am - 8:30am

Welcome Ceremony: 8:00-8:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker: 8:30am - 10:00am

Programming: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch and Networking: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Poster Session: 2:00pm - 3:00 pm

Programming: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Cultural Event: TBD

Early Career Professionals Social Event: TBD

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Breakfast: 7:00am - 8:30am

Announcements: 8:00-8:30am

Keynote Speaker: 8:30am - 10:00am

Programming: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Lunch and Networking: 12:30pm - 2:00pm

Poster Session: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Programming: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Noche de Gala Awards and Dinner: 7:00pm - 1:00am

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Community Engagement Event (TBD): 9:00am - 11:00am

 

 

At-A-Glance Pre-Conference Program

[Continuing Education approval pending.]

Morning Sessions (4 hours)

Session 1

Title: Immigration 101 for Mental Health Providers
Presenters: Claudette “Claudia” Antuña, PsyD, MHSA, LICSW and Laura P. Minero, MA

Session 2

Title: Less shame, more freedom: Sex and Relationship Therapy 101 for Latin@s                                                                                   

Presenter: Janet Brito, PhD, PSY, LCSW, CST

Afternoon Sessions (4 hours)

Session 3

Title: Immigration Forensic Psychological Evaluations for Mental Health Providers
Presenter: Claudette “Claudia” Antuña, Psy.D., MHSA, LICSW

Session 4

Title: Current Ethical Issues and updates: A focus on Latinx populations
Presenters: Edward Delgado-Romero, PhD, Cristalis Capielo, PhD, Melanie Domench Rodriguez, PhD, Jhokania De Los Santos, MA and Linda Campbell, PhD

Session 5

Title: Enhancing the Quality of Research to Address the Needs of Undocumented Latino Immigrants: Overcoming Challenges, Recommendations, and Funding

Presenters: Luz M. Garcini, PhD, MPH, Thania Galvan, MA, and Gabriela Hurtado, PhD

All day session (8 hours)

Session 6

Title: CBT For Latina Perinatal and Maternal Depression

Presenter: Elizabeth Torres, Psy.D.


TO REGISTER FOR the conference or our FANTASTIC PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAM, CLICK here.

If you are already registered for the Conference and want to add the Pre-Conference registration, please contact Ricardo Aguirre at Abrazo Marketing [Ricardo.A@abrazomarketing.com]

Hotel Registration & Transportation

hyatt regency la jolla at aventine

Our 2018 Conferencia will take place at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla. Enjoy the abundant riches of San Diego’s “Golden Triangle” during your stay. Visit the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, spend a day kayaking, take a Baja Lobster or Wine tour, see live theater or shop San Diego’s trendy boutiques.

CONFERENCE RATES available from October 14-25, 2018

Professionals   $149/night

Students           $119/night

Hotel parking rate for NLPA attendees will be $15/day.

To request and receive information about room sharing, click here.

AIRLINE PROMOtional CODES

United Airlines

Reservation and ticketing is available via www.united.com or by calling United Meetings Reservations at 800-­426­-1122 (a service fee will apply). Provide the Z Code: ZE8M and the Meeting Code: 640898

Delta Airlines

Reservations and ticketing is available via www.delta.com/meetings or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at www.delta.com/meetings, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter your Meeting Code: NMR86

Southwest Airlines

Information Coming Soon

CAR RENTALS promotional codes

Budget Car Rental

To make a reservation, call 1 (800) 842-5628 and provide the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number: U007502 

You may also go directly to Budget.com here (link includes the BCD number).

Avis Car Rental

To make a reservation, call 1 (800) 331-1600 and provide the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number is D317029

You may also go directly to Avis.com here (link includes the AWD number).

AIRPORT SHUTTLES

Reservations can be made through the Super Shuttle app, visiting the website here (link includes the discount code) or by calling 1-800-258-3826. Enter or mention the code BUGBD to receive $2 off one way and $4 off round trip shared-ride shuttle transportation.

NOTE: There is a $3.00 reservation booking fee when making reservations by telephone. There is no booking fee when making reservations online or through the mobile app.

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring and exhibiting at #NLPA2018!

 

To select a sponsorship package or make a payment, please visit the NLPA website or download the order form here.

The sponsorship submission deadline is August 1, 2018

 For more information, click  here .

For more information, click here.

2018 Conference Sponsors!

DIAMOND LEVEL

 

PLATINUM LEVEL

  Alliant University is built on a legacy of thought leadership and quality of care. Our cornerstone school, the California School of Professional Psychology, was one of the nation’s first free-standing schools of professional psychology.

Alliant University is built on a legacy of thought leadership and quality of care. Our cornerstone school, the California School of Professional Psychology, was one of the nation’s first free-standing schools of professional psychology.

 

GOLD LEVEL

  The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists and doctoral students. The National Register banks primary source credentials and provides benefits including licensure mobility, verifications to healthcare organizations, expert clinical content, continuing education, and referrals through FindaPsychologist.org. Credentialing scholarships are available for doctoral students and early career psychologists. More at  www.nationalregister.org .

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists and doctoral students. The National Register banks primary source credentials and provides benefits including licensure mobility, verifications to healthcare organizations, expert clinical content, continuing education, and referrals through FindaPsychologist.org. Credentialing scholarships are available for doctoral students and early career psychologists. More at www.nationalregister.org.

 

BRONZE LEVEL


EVENT SPONSORS

BIENVENIDA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, author, and immigrant behavioral health and health disparities expert. 

 

Additional Sponsors

 

Student Travel Scholarships to attend #NLPA2018!

Applications now being accepted!

Scholarships will be in the amount of $300, the cost of the regular registration for student members.  

To receive the scholarship, recipients are  required to:

  1. Be current members of NLPA no later than September 10, 2018;
  2. Register for and attend the conference;
  3. Give back to the organization by donating two hours of their time during the conference; and
  4. Attend the Leadership Academy.  

The special Leadership Academy will be conducted by two prominent figures in Latina/o Psychology and will take place during the conference.  While this presentation is open to all student attendees, it will be required for scholarship recipients, as this is where the checks will be distributed.  The only exception that will be made to this is recipients are listed on the conference program as having a presentation at the same time.

Submit application and supporting documents electronically (scan application form with required signature) by 4:00 p.m. PST (7:00 p.m. EST) on July 18, 2018 to: nlpa.scholarships@gmail.com.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Valerie Minchala, NLPA Student Scholarship Coordinator, at vminchala@fullerton.edu. Please note: this is not the e-mail address for submitting application materials. Applications received at this e-mail address will not be considered.

Out of fairness to their fellow student applicants, late/incomplete applications and those not received in the appropriate e-mail account will not be reviewed.

Students interested in volunteering at the conference in exchange for a discount on their registration, please email Dr. Zully Rivera-Ramos at zriverara@gmail.com for more information.