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Browning Your Counseling: A Chicanx Affirmative Approach

  • Friday, February 11, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


  • Students attending a CEU for the first time are able to attend for free.


February 2022
Austin AMFT CEU Event

Zoom Presentation

Friday, February 11th

11:30 am - 1 pm

(Breakout Room Small Groups for Networking - First 15 minutes)


1  CEU Hour | Approved for LMFTs, LPCs, LCSWs, & Psychologists

If you would like to receive CEUs, you must pay the registration fee and complete the evaluation form after the event. Your CEU certificate will then be emailed to you.

February 2022 CEU Evaluation Form


This event will be recorded and accessible through our website afterward. You must be a current Austin AMFT member to access. This recording will not be available to non-members.


Browning Your Counseling: A Chicanx Affirmative Approach


Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, LPC


Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa of the Institute of Chicana/o Psychology will discuss an integrative approach to working in a culturally responsive manner with Chicanx/Latinx populations and highlight tools related to “Browning” your counseling. An awareness of how traditional/individualistic concepts in mental health can be culturally incongruent for Chicanx/Latinx populations will be explored. Addressing and responding to issues of identity development, family dynamics, and spirituality in psychotherapy will be outlined. A Chicanx Affirmative perspective will be an underlying foundation of this training. This is the assumption that centralizing culture and a positive perception of one’s own cultural background can and should be facilitated in psychotherapy with Chicanx/Latinx clients. 


  • Describe ways to “brown” mental health concepts and interventions
  • Identify how traditional concepts in mental health treatment may be incongruent with Latinx populations.
  • Discuss how a focus on identity, family, and spirituality are key in responding to the Latinx population.


Dr. Manuel X. Zamarripa, LPC-S is the director and co-founder of the Institute of Chicana/o/x Psychology based in Austin, TX where he conducts workshops (community), training (professionals) and teaches courses on issues related to Chicanx/Latinx wellness, cultural identity, mental health, and cultural revitalization from a Chicana/o/x affirmative framework. Dr. Zamarripa has presented at national and state level presentations/trainings in psychology and education on issues of Chicanx/Latinx well-being, cultural responsiveness, social justice, decolonization in psychology, psycho-social factors of academic achievement, and leadership. His publications (peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters) focus on counseling, assessment, and teaching of Chicanx and Latinx populations. His 20 years of clinical experience includes working with individual adults, adolescents, couples, and families in community and education settings (rural and urban) from varied economic and cultural backgrounds. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and approved supervisor and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Counseling Psychology, his M.S. from Our Lady of the Lake in Counseling Psychology, and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Psychology.

This presentation is designed to be useful for all levels of training and experience.

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