CPA Social Justice Speaker Series
September 22, 2022
7-8 pm – via Zoom
The Impact of Family and Community Support in the Well-being of Latinx LGBTQ People
This presentation will provide an overview about how acceptance and support for Latinx LGBTQ people looks within their own families and Latinx communities. Cultural values and beliefs such as familismo, gender norms (machismo, caballerismo, marianismo), and convivencia, among others, will be highlighted. Implications for strength-based approaches for working with Latinx families of LGBTQ people will be discussed.
Presenter: Roberto L. Abreu, PhD, (he/him/él), is an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology and the director of the Collective Healing and Empowering VoicEs through Research and Engagement (¡Chévere!) Lab in the Department of Psychology at the University of Florida (UF). He is also an affiliate faculty in the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Women’s Studies Research and the Center for Latin American Studies at UF. Dr. Abreu’s research explores ways in which marginalized communities resist systemic oppression and promote collective well-being, with a particular focus on the intersection of Latinx and queer, trans, and gender diverse identities. He served as a member of the APA Taskforce that revised the 2021, APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Sexual Minority Persons.
Attendance is Free
CPA Member Registered for CE – Free
Non-CPA Members Registered for CE – $15
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