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Speaker Bio

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW, has 12 years of experience in the mental health field in multiple settings including domestic violence shelters, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and college settings.

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW has also received a Master in Chicano Studies and presented her dissertation: Cultural Specific Models of Healing Among Undocumented Latina Women: Perspectives of Shelter Based Clinicians (B. Quintana, 2012) at the 18th International Conference and Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma in 2013.

Blanca E. Amaya’s experience has allowed her to develop an expertise in domestic violence, child abuse, generational trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and first-generation issues/conflict, while using cultural and trauma informed appropriates. Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW has participated in research studies regarding the effectiveness of holistic healing arts model for both trauma survivors and individuals who work with survivors of trauma.

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW is available for speaking engagements, conferences, workshops to share her expertise in these topics. Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW is also available to provide trainings on vicarious trauma, stress management, and self-care to non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Details
  • Role
    Mental Health Professional, Mental Health Advocate
  • Pronouns
    She/Her/Hers
  • Languages
    English, Hablo Español
  • Gender
    Cisgender
  • Speaking Engagements
    Workshop, Panel, Keynote, Moderator, Support Group, Other
Top 6 Most Requested Speaking Topics

Mental health in the Latino Community

Suicide Prevention

First Generation Stressors/Issues

Mental health for Helping Professionals

Vicarious Trauma

The Impact on COVID-19 on our Mental Health

Domestic Violence, Interpersonal, and Dating  Violence

Grief and Loss

 

Trainings/Workshops Offered
  • Vicarious Trauma and Self Care Practices for Helping Professionals
  • Grief and Loss
  • Coping with Anxiety and Depression
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Coping with a Family Member with Mental Illness
  • Helpful Strategies When Living in a Multiple Generational Household
  • First Generation College Students
  • Coping After the Pandemic
Past Talks
  • 2021-How to Talk to Mami and Papi about Anything Podcast

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW, was featured on How to Talk to Mami and Papi about Anything Podcast featured on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Pandora. Blanca Amaya, LCSW, talked about how to talk to family members about Suicide.

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0psC2RjUAmGG8AgGPNQKV2

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-talk-to-mam%C3%AD-pap%C3%AD-about-anything/id1510028430?i=1000514803929

  • 2021-How Trauma Impacts our Body and Mind

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW provided a bilingual, English and Spanish, virtual educational presentation to a Latino Parent Association regarding how trauma can impact their high school children and themselves. In addition, helpful coping skills,  linkages, and resources were provided during this presentation.

  • 2020-How to Talk to Mami and Papi about Anything Podcast

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW, was featured on How to Talk to Mami and Papi about Anything Podcast featured on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Pandora. Blanca Amaya talked about how you can talk to a family member about their struggles with mental health. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dads-mental-illness-on-his-terms/id1510028430?i=1000477129894 https://open.spotify.com/episode/742OZvKAD1VGUTh18WVRA7

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/how-to-talk-to-mami-and-papi-about-anything/dads-mental-illness-on-his-terms/PE:3921215

  • 2016-Grief and Loss Presentation

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW spoke to older adults residing in assisted living facilities and senior centers regarding the grief and loss cycle. Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW provided a supportive space for these community members to discuss their current feelings of grief and loss, provided them with linkages and resources, and provided brief counseling for those needing additional assistance.

  • 2012-USC  Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil

Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW spoke to college students about the signs and dangers of dating violence. Blanca E. Amaya, LCSW provide these college students with linkages, resources, and education regarding how to help someone experiencing dating violence.

Education
  • Institution
    California State University, Northridge
  • Degree
    MA
  • Institution
    California State University, Northridge
  • Degree
    MSW
Location
  • 301 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91101, United States

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