Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey

Annual Conference

Friday, February 7, 2020

LOCATION TBD

 Call for Proposals

 

Founded in 1999, Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey seeks to serve as an advocacy group with regard to the education of mental health professionals in the advancement of research, training, and treatments relevant to Latinos in the State of New Jersey. The Latino Mental Health Association of New Jersey aims to reflect the diversity of the various mental health professionals in the State of New Jersey and beyond. 

About the Conference:  This year’s conference, Celebrating Cross-Cultural Treatment of Latinx Communities,represents our continuous effort to facilitate dialogues and collaborations that will enhance our commitment to the Latinx community in NJ. Emphasis will be placed on supporting and training our non-Latinx mental health professionals who are committed to working cross-culturally. The conference includes symposia, papers presentations, workshops, poster sessions and networking opportunities.

Attendees: The conference invites all mental health professionals, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, researchers, administrators, marriage and family therapists, psychoanalysts, and students. 

Abstracts accepted for the following broad themes:

  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Immigration and mental health
  • Discrimination from an intersectional perspective
  • Support for Latinx serving mental health providers.
  • The aftermath of natural disasters in Latinx countries.
  • Evidence-based treatment
  • Social media in mental health (as a clinical tool and as professional tool)
  • Best practices for working with the Latinx community

 Program Types

Symposia: Symposia include two to three presentations around a common topic related to the conference theme or association mission.  The format consists of an introduction to the topic by the program chair, three 20-minute papers, and a 15 minute discussion, with time for question and answers. Each symposium will be 75 minutes in length.  Proposal should include a title, a 100-word overview, a 250-word abstract for each paper, three learning objectives, five current and research-related references, and CVs for each presenter.  

Paper Presentations.  Paper presentations focus on a topic relevant to the conference theme or association mission.  The format consists of three 20 minutes paper presentations and a 15 minute for a question and answer period.  Proposal should include a title and a 250-word abstract.  

Workshops:  Workshops provide an opportunity for attendees to acquire in-depth knowledge and skills in a particular area related to the conference theme or association mission.  The format consists of a 75-minute session.  Proposal should include a title, a 250-word abstract, three learning objectives, five current (within five years) and research-related references, and CVs for each presenter.  

Roundtable Discussions.  Roundtables provide an opportunity for informal discussion and exchange of ideas between the audience and the presenters on a particular topic related to Latino/a/x mental health.   Roundtable discussions will be 75 minutes in length.  Proposal should include a title and a 250-word abstract. 

Poster Presentations. The poster session displays research findings, new ideas, and advances in the field illustrated on a poster board. The session will provide an opportunity for authors to interact with attendees and discuss the information in detail. Poster presentations are especially encouraged for students beginning to develop their research interests.  Proposal should include a title and a 250-word abstract. 

Abstracts should be submitted electronically by September 30, 2019. 

Submission form: https://lpanj.memberclicks.net/2020-conference-abstract-submission.

Please note that presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay the associated fees.

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