Dr. Martin J. LaRoche to Speak at Diversity September 24

Dr. Martin J. LaRoche will be the Department of Clinical Psychology’s guest speaker for a colloquium, A Psychotherapeutic Model to Work with Latinos, and class lecture, What is Cultural Psychotherapy? An Emerging Conceptual and Methodological Paradigm, on September 24.

The colloquium is open to all faculty, students, staff, and administrators of the Clinical Psychology Department and AUNE. Continuing education credits for licensed practitioners will be available from the American Psychological Association.

Dr. LaRoche has been Director of Psychology Training at the Martha Eliot Health Center (which is the second oldest community health center in the United States) for the last sixteen years. In addition, Dr. LaRoche is assistant professor in psychology at the Harvard Medical School/Children’s Hospital Boston and specializes in the development of culturally competent psychotherapeutic services.

Dr. LaRoche has been the principal investigator on several research projects in which he is refining these intervention strategies. He has developed a cultural psychotherapeutic model to treat individuals from different backgrounds. In addition, he has received several research/academic awards and has dozens of publications, including his new book entitled Cultural Psychotherapy: Theory, Methods and Practiceto be released in September 2012.