Speaker Bio

Dr. Araceli López-Arenas is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in CA. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a Master of Public Health in Social & Behavioral Health from Texas A&M University. She has over thirteen years’ experience working as a mental health clinician and program manager within the hospital and health care industry, academia, and community mental health settings. Her specialties include: providing bilingual/bicultural Spanish-speaking services, program development, implementation and evaluation, research, program management, health education, behavioral & wellness coaching and consulting, public speaking, group facilitation, capacity building, individual & group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and multicultural psychology. Her career has focused on the professional development of Promotores de Salud/Community Health Workers with an emphasis on addressing mental health disparities among underserved populations, particularly within the Latina/o/x community. Most recently, Dr. López-Arenas has focused on addressing mental health in the time of COVID-19.

Details
  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
    Female
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote, Moderator, Support Group, Other
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Latina/o/x Mental Health
  • COVID-19 & Mental Health with special focus on essential workers
  • Culturally-relevant evidence-based treatments: Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
Past Talks

 

PODCASTS

The Mindful EPPP Journey & Beyond

https://ganasandgo.com/podcasts

 

YOUTUBE

 

INVITED SPEAKER

  • Working with Interpreters: Multicultural Competence When Working with Latina/o/x Populations (Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 9/9/2021)

 

  • ¡Hablemos! Latinx & Mental Health: A Cultural Approach to Well-Being (Avanade, 8/25/2021)

 

  • La Salud Mental de las Emprendedoras: Abriendo un Negocio Durante una Pandemia Global (Eva Longoria Foundation, 8/24/2021)

 

  • Strategies for Overcoming Social Anxiety & Promoting Healthy Behaviors (Community Health Group, 6/18/2021)

 

  • What's in a Name? Multicultural Competence When Working with Latinx Immigrant Populations (Alliant International University, 4/15/2021)

 

  • What's in a Name? Multicultural Competence When Working with Latina/o/x Populations (Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 4/15/2021)

 

  • What's in a Name? Culturally Competent Counseling of Latina/o/x Populations (Azusa Pacific University, 3/17/2021)

 

  • Healthy Coping Skills: Strategies to Manage Stress & Anxiety (Berkeley Health Initiative of the Americas, 3/12/2021)

 

  • Are you Willing? Applications for Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote Behavior Change (Community Health Group, 12/11/2020)

 

  • Que No Panda el Cúnico: Estrategias Para Cuidar Nuestra Salud Mental Durante la Pandemia Global de COVID-19 Como Trabajadores de Primera Línea (Adelante Promotores Conference, 12/4/2020)

 

  • "Current Conversations" Forum on Hispanic/Chicano/Latino/Latinx Identity (Sharp Healthcare Equality Alliance, 9/18/2020)

 

  • La Salud Mental de las Emprendedoras: Abriendo un Negocio Durante una Pandemia Global (Eva Longoria Foundation, 8/25/2020)

 

  • Latina/o/x Mental Health: Serving Our Spanish-Speaking Population (Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital, 5/28/2020)

 

  • Crónicas of a Latina Ph.D.: College, Mental Health, and COVID-19

 

  • Cuidando a los Que Cuidan: Protegiendo la Salud Mental de los Promotores/Community Health Workers Quienes Participan en el Rastreo de Contactos para COVID-19

 

  • Wishing I Could Turn Back Time: Mental Health & Coping in the Time of COVID-19

 

  • Explorando Salud Mental y Diversidad A Través de la Literatura

 

  • “I’m Ok. I think. Maybe?” Navigating the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 as Leaders in Our Community

 

  • “Estoy bien. Creo. ¿Talvez?” Navegando los Efectos de COVID-19 En Nuestra Salud Mental

 

  • Privilege, Race, Ethnicity, and Mental Health Treatment

 

Education
  • Institution
    Texas A&M University
  • Degree
    PhD, Counseling Psychology
  • Institution
    Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
  • Degree
    MPH, Social & Behavioral Health
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