Conducting Therapy in Spanish Workshop

Conducting Therapy in Spanish Workshop


Veronica Gutierrez, Ph.D.

On Saturday, October 10, 2015 there will be a workshop held at National University titled “Conducting Therapy in Spanish and Working with the Latino Population.”

The Latino population is rapidly growing in Southern California and the demand for mental health services is increasing as well. There are mental health providers who have a basic understanding of the Spanish language but do not have the psychological terminology or comfort to conduct therapy in Spanish.  This workshop teaches the therapist how to interact with a Spanish-speaking patient from the initial contact to the termination session. It also teaches the therapist themes and issues to work effectively with the Latino population.

Veronica Gutierrez, Ph.D., a psychologist who works in a community clinic will be presenting during the workshop. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and also used to teach Spanish for psychologists at Alliant International University in San Diego, CA.

The objectives of this workshop are:

  1. Practice how to respond to Spanish-Speaking patients who seek psychological services.
  2. Use various forms including personal information form, consent form, and release/exchange of information form.
  3. Execute an initial interview in Spanish and ask questions as part of a mental status examination.
  4. Practice Spanish translations for common psychological terms, such as those in the DSM-IV-TR OR DSM-V.
  5. Describe various treatment modalities and major theoretical orientations that exist in psychology.
  6. Develop a treatment plan in Spanish.
  7. Practice how to terminate therapy with a patient and/or transfer a patient to another therapist as well as know how to make recommendations and referrals.
  8. Describe themes and issues pertaining to the Latino culture that may arise in therapy.


National University – Spectrum Campus, 9388 Lightwave Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123


8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.




To register and find our more information about the workshop go to Veronica Gutierrez’s official page.