APA Looking Beyond Series: Addressing Alcohol & Substance Use Disorder in the Hispanic Community Unpacking Sociocultural Risk and Resilience
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Expires on 04/23/2027
Credit Offered
1 CME Credit
1 COP Credit

An APA lecture series that examines strategies and opportunities to improve the mental health of historically marginalized and minoritized communities.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the independent and interactive effects of acculturation (i.e., heritage and U.S. cultural practices and identification) and sociocultural stress (i.e., perceived discrimination, perceived context of reception, and bicultural stress) on alcohol initiation among Hispanic youth.
  • Analyze the long-term association between maladaptive substance use and cultural phenomena for emerging Hispanic adults.
  • Analyze the systemic and cultural barriers that exist for Latino/as that exacerbate SUD treatment disparities and outcomes.
  • Understand the impact that public health programs and initiatives have cross-culturally to improve access to care in Hispanic communities.

Target Audience

Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, other mental health professionals


Recorded Webinar

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1.0 hour
Program Start Date: April 23, 2024
Program End Date: April 23, 2027

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may do so after completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Psychiatric Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and APA DDHE. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME'sStandards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

  • Caridad Ponce Martinez, MD, Assistant Professor, UMass Chan Medical School. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Fabiola Arbelo Cruz, MD. Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Hector Colon-Rivera, MD. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Karina Aguilar, DrPH, Assistant Regional Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Planning Committee

  • Regina James, MD, Chief Medical Officer, APA DDHE. Has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accessibility for Participants with Disabilities

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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