Engaging BIPOC Communities Using Telehealth

Engaging BIPOC Communities Effectively Using Telehealth

Join us for a Live Webinar on September 24, 2021 from 1-2:30 pm EST
1.5 CE Credits available for behavioral health clinicians

The goal of this training is to deepen the participants’ understanding of the needs and challenges of clients who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as they access and engage in behavioral health services provided through telehealth during this time of the COVID-19 and racism pandemics (Cheng & Conca-Cheng, 2020). The training will also integrate telehealth adaptations of trauma-focused and culturally-adapted interventions in working with BIPOC clients. Finally, participants will be provided with an opportunity to begin developing an implementation plan on how they will integrate trauma-informed and culturally-responsive approaches into their telehealth clinical work with BIPOC clients in their individual clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.


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Ritchie Rubio

Dr. Rubio has and works as a clinical child psychologist, play and expressive arts therapist, researcher-storyteller, program evaluator, statistical consultant, data analyst, telehealth trainer/consultant, and associate professor/lecturer in a variety of clinical and academic settings including public health systems, universities, pediatric hospitals, community mental health settings, schools, and research institutes in three countries: the Philippines, U.S.A., and New Zealand. He moved from the Philippines at the age of 25, completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Child and Family emphasis from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) through a Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP) grant. He is currently the Director of Practice Improvement and Analytics of the Children, Youth, and Families System of Care (CYF-SOC) Behavioral Health Services (BHS) at the San Francisco Department of Public Health in California, USA. In that role, he plans and coordinates a clinical practice improvement and evaluation program focused on identifying best trauma-informed and diversity-responsive practices; and utilizing implementation science to design and strengthen clinical assessment and interventions. He is also an adjunct Associate Professor at the Counseling Psychology programs of the University of San Francisco and the Berkeley Wright Institute. He teaches courses such as Research and Statistics; Crisis and Trauma Counseling; Neuroscience; Child and Adolescent Counseling; Family Violence and Protection; Individual, and Family Development; and Clinical Assessment and Measures. His clinical work was/is primarily with immigrant and multicultural children/youth and their families. He mostly integrates psychodynamic, attachment, family systems, multicultural, expressive arts, play therapy, and CBT orientations.