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Addressing the Mental Health of Venezuelan Migrant Children and Adolescents in Colombia

Presented by:
Elizabeth Carll, PhD; Leonidas Castro-Camacho, PhD; Carolina Parada, MS; Julian David Moreno, MS

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to identify the physical, psychological, and emotional effects of immigration status and racial trauma on the mental health of individuals who hold refugee status, documented and undocumented legal status, and families with mixed status.

2. Participants will be able to describe the importance of self-assessment of one’s own biases, stereotypes, discomfort, and over-identification with the client.

3. Participants will be able to describe empathy, cultural sensitivity, empowering others, counseling and listening skills, holistic approaches, and practicing self-care.

Elizabeth Carll, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in New York, founder, and chair of the Refugee Mental Health Resource Network (RMHRN), an APA Interdivisional Project. She is a founding member and a former president of the APA Trauma Psychology Division and chairs the International Committee. Dr. Carll has been serving as a UN representative and on the boards of international NGOs and other international non profits for the past 19 years. She also serves as RMHRN webinar organizer and moderator.

Leonidas Castro-Camacho, Ph.D., ABPP is an Associate Professor of Psychology, at the University of Los Andes teaching advanced seminars in assessment, clinical formulation, and interventions in emotional disorders and has a private practice in clinical psychology. He received the Lifetime
Achievement National Award of Psychology, 2009 by the Colombian College of
Psychologists. He is currently a delegate to the National Council of Mental Health at the Colombian Ministry of Health and Welfare.

Carolina Parada-Angarita, MSc - Assistant Professor at the Graduate Program in Clinical Psychology at San Buenaventura University in Bogotá. She is a senior member of the Clinical Psychology Lab and involved in the development of the RCT contextual adaptation of the UP in Colombia and in ongoing research with pendular migrants with the Clinical Psychology Lab at Los Andes University, and working at the adaptation of the program “Sonreir es Divertido” for Latin-American population with the Universidad de Valencia.

Julián D. Moreno, M.Sc. Currently an Assistant Professor at La Sabana University, Colombia where he teaches graduate courses in clinical psychology. Senior member and Lab Manager at the clinical
psychology lab at the University of Los Andes with experience in several large-scale clinical
psychology research studies and in all stages of the contextual adaptation RCT of the UP in
Colombia and involved in ongoing research with pendular migrants with the Clinical Psychology Lab at Los Andes

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  • Addressing the Mental Health of Venezuelan Migrant Children in Colombia
  • Addressing the Mental Health of Venezuela Survey
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