Immigration and Sociocultural Factors:
The Intersection and Impact on Trauma Treatment
by Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, PhD, NCC
Immigration and Trauma have both been widely discussed over the past year as politics and immigration policies have brought debates about the consequences of how immigrants are treated in the United States. In this workshop, Azara will discuss her work on examining the effects of sociocultural and economic stressors on the psychological well-being of recent Latino immigrants, and how this can inform clinical work when treating trauma in immigrant populations.
About the Presenter: Azara is a Professor and Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the Department of Psychology at Merrimack College. Her publications and research interests include multicultural issues in the counseling profession, bilingual therapy, Latinos and depression, and the impact of environmental contamination on the biopsychosocial well-being of Native Americans. Her current work involves the effects of sociocultural and economic stressors on the psychological well-being of recent Latino immigrants.