2018 NLPA Conferencia
San Diego, CA
October 18 - October 21
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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.
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.
"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."
Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego CA, 92122
Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018
2018 NLPA President firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 Conference Chair email@example.com
Roberto Abreu Conference Vice-Chair
Cynthia Guzmán Dave Panana Owl Springs Consulting, LLC firstname.lastname@example.org
Celeste Poe 2018 Student Assistant
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Friday, October 19, 7:00-10:00 p.m. **Meet in the hotel lobby by the Main Entrance no later than 6:45 p.m.**
This is another opportunity for students to get to know and network with each other. While all students are welcome to join in, dinner can only be provided to the first 30 students who arrive at the hotel lobby by the main entrance no later than 6:45 p.m.; no RSVP’s will be taken. Neither drinks nor transportation will be provided; restaurant is about 0.5 miles from the conference hotel.
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 Stone, The New York Times, Miami Herald, San 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!
The California Psychological Association (CPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education (CE) for psychologists and is co-sponsoring with the National Latina/o Psychological Association. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. The Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Board of Registered Nursing recognize APA CE credit for their licensees.
Title: Immigration 101 for Mental Health Providers
Presenters: Claudette “Claudia” Antuña, PsyD, MHSA, LICSW
Title: Less shame, more freedom: Sex and Relationship Therapy 101 for Latin@s [4 CE units]
Presenter: Janet Brito, PhD, PSY, LCSW, CST
Title: Enhancing the Quality of Research to Address the Needs of Undocumented Latino Immigrants: Overcoming Challenges, Recommendations, and Funding [4 CE units]
Presenters: Luz M. Garcini, PhD, MPH, Thania Galvan, MA, and Gabriela Hurtado, PhD
Title: Immigration Forensic Psychological Evaluations for Mental Health Providers
Presenter: Claudette “Claudia” Antuña, Psy.D., MHSA, LICSW
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
Title: CBT For Latina Perinatal and Maternal Depression
Presenter: Elizabeth Torres, Psy.D.
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]
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.
Hotel parking rate for NLPA attendees will be $15/day.
To request and receive information about room sharing, click here.
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
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
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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).
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.
PAU incorporates diversity into its curriculum, training and research.To coordinate these efforts, the campus established the Center for Excellence in Diversity in 2010. The Center is a national resource for culturally competent research, training and services for diverse or underserved populations. PAU infuses cultural competency throughout its curriculum with diversity-specific curricular efforts that include emphases in LGBTQ psychology, and diversity and community mental health. PAU’s Gronowski Center, a low-fee, community health clinic, provides doctoral students with clinical training, including the opportunity to work in two diversity-focused clinics. In addition, 13 research labs are focused on diversity related issues. La Clínica Latina – PAU’s Gronowski Center is home to La Clínica Latina, where students provide Spanish-language services to adults, couples, families, adolescents and children. Therapy and assessments are conducted in Spanish using evidence-based, culturally competent interventions. Latinx Task Force – Led by faculty, students, and staff from across PAU, the Latinx Task Force (LTF) implements projects serving the Latinx/Hispanic community within the university and the surrounding community. Alinne Barrera, Ph.D., PAU Associate Professor and 2018 NLPA Conference Chair, served as the inaugural chair of the LTF steering committee. Projects include outreach to PAU applicants and students, advocacy on issues such as DACA, guest lectures and more. A key goal is to support PAU in becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.
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Dr. Pierluigi Mancini, author, and immigrant behavioral health and health disparities expert.
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:
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: email@example.com.
If you have any questions please contact Dr. Valerie Minchala, NLPA Student Scholarship Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
If you are interested in volunteering at the 2018 NLPA conference, please email Dr. Zully Rivera-Ramos at email@example.com for more information.
Your name will be added to the list of potential volunteers. The number of volunteer positions are limited, so signing up to be a volunteer is not a guarantee that you will be selected. Volunteers will be selected on a “first come first served” basis and preference will be given to NLPA Student Members.
Student volunteers will receive a 25% registration refund at the end of the conference in exchange for 4 hours of service throughout the conference.
Other options for saving on conference expenses? Take advantage of the Early Conference Registration or save by sharing the hotel room.
NOTE: Students are not eligible to be Student Travel Award recipients and student volunteers.