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InCHIP Health Intervention Workshop: Rosalie Corona

Thursday, October 26, 2017
3:00pm – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ryan Building

"Adapting Evidence-Based Health Interventions for Working with Latina/os"

Rosalie Corona, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training, Virginia Commonwealth University

***Workshop Description*** Latina/os are the largest minority group in the United States yet this group experiences significant health disparities. The current workshop will provide an overview of strategies used in adapting evidence-based prevention and treatment interventions as applied among two diverse Latina/o samples: (a) mental health treatment for Latina/os and (b) family cancer assessment and communication intervention among Latina women and families. Cultural adaptation involves a number of issues such as conceptualizing culture and context, selecting a framework and level of adaptation, identifying core intervention components, involving the target population and identifying factors impacting cultural relevance and adaptation mismatch. These issues will be addressed as they pertain to Latina/os, with an emphasis on strategies for navigating the conflict between maintaining fidelity to the original intervention and adapting the intervention to meet the needs of the cultural group.

***About the Speaker***

Dr. Corona is an Associate Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training at Virginia Commonwealth University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Corona is a bilingual, bicultural scholar and clinician. In general, Dr. Corona conducts qualitative and quantitative community-based research to identify risk and protective factors for Latin and African American adolescents’ health. Her primary areas of focus have been adolescent risk behaviors, family relationships, cultural factors, and the development and evaluation of prevention programs aimed at strengthening family relationships and reducing risk behaviors. She was recently awarded the VCU Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment, an annual award presented for significant contributions to enhancing VCU’s commitment to diversity. Her selection to receive the award stemmed from her community-engaged research, teaching, and service activities in the emerging Latin community in the Richmond, VA area. She also takes an active role in mentoring students and junior faculty members in the research experience. She was recently selected to receive the American Psychological Association’s MFP Dalmas Taylor Award for her contributions towards the development of ethnic minority psychologist, and to serve as the co-chair for the Society for Research on Adolescence Undergraduate Scholar Program.


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