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Martin La Roche, Ph.D. Live Webinar: Cultural Psychotherapy: Concepts, Interventions and Telepsychiatry

1.5 Hours of CE

$20 for members/ $30 for non-members

Friday, March 12, 2021

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Eastern/ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Central/ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Mountain/ 8 am – 9:30 am Pacific

Moderator: Janie Hong, Ph.D.


During 2020, the twin pandemics of COVID 19 and social unrest exposed significant socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities within the United States. Unfortunately, psychotherapy has often reflected these disparities. If psychotherapy is to remain meaningful and credible it needs to be inclusive of the needs and characteristics of all, not just of a privileged few. Cultural Psychotherapy addresses this issue by underscoring how our interventions/relationships and who we are is embedded within socio-economic cultural contexts that confine our relationships and meanings. In this presentation Cultural Psychotherapy’s integrative and systematic model is underscored describing its specific applications. The three treatment phases are depicted, highlighting how they are used to address patients’ symptoms and to empower them to transform unjust socioeconomic contexts.


Learning Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify at least three of the main characteristics of Cultural Psychotherapy
  2. Differentiate the three phases of Cultural Psychotherapy
  3. Name at least one telehealth strategy that is applicable with each of the three phases of Cultural Psychotherapy.


About the Presenter

Martin J. La Roche, PhD has served as Director of Mental Health Training at the Boston Children’s at the Martha Eliot, the oldest community health center in the United States, since 1996. He is an associate professor in psychology at the Harvard Medical School at Boston Children’s Hospital and specializes in the development of culturally competent psychotherapeutic services. Dr. La Roche has served as principal or co-principal investigator on many research projects in which he has continued to refine these intervention and assessment strategies. Dr. La Roche has over 100 publications/presentations and two books “Cultural Psychotherapy: Theory, Methods and Practice” and “Towards a Global and Cultural Psychotherapy: Theoretical foundations and Clinical Implications.” In addition, he has received several research/academic awards and co-chaired the Committee of Ethnic Minority Affairs at the Massachusetts Psychological Association for seven years and was a board member of the same institution.

Recommended Readings

Dominguez, D., Garcia, D., Martinez, D., Hernandez-Arriaga, B. (2020). Leveraging power of mutual aid, coalitions, leadership and advocacy during COVID 19. (2020). American Psychologist, 75, 909-918.

Herman, J.L., (1992). Trauma and recovery: The aftermath of violence from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: Basic Books.

La Roche, M. (2020). Towards a global and cultural psychotherapy: theoretical foundations and clinical implications. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

LaRoche, M. (2013). Cultural Psychotherapy: Theory, methods and practice. Thousand Oaks CA: Sage.

Item No: MRLW
Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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