Join us for the second in a six part series of professional development workshops offered by Palomar Family Counseling Service in 2024 designed  to support and strengthen the mental health of our communities.

Workshop Title: Clinical Work with Latinx Populations

Presenter:  Jason N. Linder, Psy D

CE Credits Offered: 4

Date: March 27, 2024

Registration: 8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. (light breakfast provided)

Workshop: 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (one hour of required reading prior to the workshop)

Location: The Hive at Leichtag Commons,441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024

Course Description: Latinx are the largest ethnic-minority group in the United States making up about 18% of the population and are likely to become the largest minority group to utilize mental health services in the near future. Compared to their U.S.-born White counterparts, first-generation Latinx immigrants have higher rates of psychological distress, in part due to immigration-related stressors such as language barriers, familial separation, and financial strain.

Presenter Information: Dr. Jason N. Linder, Psy.D., LMFT is a licensed bilingual therapist specializing in relationship, trauma, addiction-related, and mindfulness therapies. He is certified in the evidence-based therapy EMDR by the EMDR International Association, and trains EMDR therapists as an EMDRIA-approved Consultant and accredited EMDR-HAP facilitator.

Dr. Linder lived in Costa Rica for 7 months studying Spanish / Psychology at the University of Costa Rica,  Mexico for 3.5 years, has a BA in Spanish from UC Davis, and received his MA in International Counseling Psychology from Alliant International University in Mexico City.

Educational Goals:

  • Learn the basics of Latinx demography, culture, & therapy principles with Latinx families.
  • Develop a pro-cultural/immigration narrative highlighting Latinx families’ suffering, strengths, & resilience based on facts /research.
  • Learn basics facts about immigration & DACA (Deferred Action for Child Arrivals) that have large impacts on these families.
  • Learn ways to build rapport with Latinx clients, including advocacy & case management.

Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with a complete course outline and a list of required readings. 

Course Flyer: Clinical Work with Latinx Populations MARCH 2024

Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants. If you have any questions or need accommodations, please contact:

Chris DuVall [email protected] or David Drazenovich [email protected] 

Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email, course outline, and required and optional reading material.