Understanding the Diverse Identities of Hispanic and Latino Populations

January 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The H/LBHCoE has teamed up with the Pew Hispanic Research Center to conduct a virtual training on the diversity and behavioral health needs of Latinos in the US. Presenters will discuss how different groups within Hispanic and Latine communities may self-identify, pertinent socio-demographic factors to their mental health, and associated processes such as acculturation and assimilation. Recommended person-centered assessment questions and approaches when working Hispanic and Latine individuals will also be discussed.

Who should attend? This is a basic level workshop designed for mental health providers including psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and graduate level students in the mental health field

About the presenters:

Mark Hugo López, Ph.D.
Headshot of Mark Hugo Lopez wearing a suit

Mark Hugo Lopez is director of global migration and demography research at Pew Research Center. He leads planning of the Center’s research agenda on international demographic trends, international migration, U.S. immigration trends and the U.S. Latino community. He is an expert on immigration globally and in the U.S., world demography, U.S. Hispanics and Asian Americans. Lopez was previously the Center’s director of Hispanic research, and prior to that served as the associate director.

Lopez is the co-editor of “Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy.” He is a co-author of “The Future of the First Amendment” and has contributed chapters to several books about voting and young Latinos.
Prior to joining Pew Research Center, Lopez served as a research assistant professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and as research director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE).

Lopez received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University. He is an author of reports about the Hispanic electorate, Hispanic identity and immigration. Lopez frequently appears in national and international media in both Spanish and English.


Erick Senior Rogés, Ph.D.Dr. Erick Roges in front of a bookshelf

Dr. Erick Senior-Rogés presently holds the position of Training and Technical Assistance Manager at the H/LBH CoE and previously served as the Training and Content Specialist for the National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). He holds a master's degree in psychology from The New School for Social Research and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Senior-Rogés has actively contributed to research-based efforts focused on the mental health and wellbeing of Hispanic and Latine populations, including as a Study Coordinator for the Albert Einstein School of Medicine and with the Behavioral Sciences Research Institute in Puerto Rico. He is dedicated to clinical work and promising practices tailored to the needs of Hispanic and Latine communities and experienced providing culturally responsive psychotherapy services to immigrant families and as part of post-disaster mental health recovery efforts in Puerto Rico with the Hispanic federation.



January 25
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Pew Hispanic Research Center
Hispanic and Latino Behavioral Health Center of Excellence

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