What you will learn:

This course highlights the history and context of the development of Hispanic Heritage Month and why it is important to center the lives and accomplishments of Hispanics. The class further covers the countless ways the Hispanic community has contributed to the fabric of America through their artistry, inventions, and economic investments.

About the instructor:

Susana J. Ferradás, Ph.D. has over twenty years of experience in the behavioral health field as a clinician, consultant, educator, and mentor. In her various leadership and consultative roles, Dr. Ferradás has a proven track record of creating a culture of change and innovation through effectively working with multi-disciplinary teams, utilizing data and technological resources, integrating the latest research, and employing strong interpersonal communication skills.

As a seasoned clinician with wide-ranging assessment experience, she has extensive experience working within strength-based, cultural frameworks to reduce barriers to healthcare. She is also a tireless advocate, working to engage individuals and systems to reduce mental health stigma, particularly for those who have been marginalized. Her overall commitment to being an empowering agent is the cornerstone of her work.

In 2016, she joined the Johns Hopkins University Counseling Center as a Staff Psychologist and Coordinator of Services for Latinx students. In 2022, she became the Center's Associate Director of Training. She also leads the Counseling Center Advisory Board (CCAB), which promotes mental health awareness on campus and informs the Center’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Dr. Ferradás received her Ph.D. from Howard University’s APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program in Washington, D.C. She completed her doctoral residency at the University of Memphis in Memphis, Tennessee. She obtained her Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Secondary Education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Her clinical, research, and teaching interests include social justice and advocacy, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural adjustment and identity development.

In her free time, Dr. Ferradás enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and dancing.
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Suggested Length:60 min(Flexible)
# of Employees: Flexible
Format: Live via Zoom
Available Formats:
  • Keynote Followed by Q&A
  • Lecture with Discussion
  • Interactive Workshop

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