ABPP: Multicultural and Lingual Psychological Assessments

Presented By Antonio N. Puente, PhD | Antonio E. Puente, PhD
Antonio N. Puente, PhD Antonio E. Puente, PhD

3 Hours | 3 CEs

The on-demand professional training program on Multicultural and Lingual Psychological Assessments is presented by Antonio E. Puente, Ph.D., and Antonio N. Puente, Ph.D. in partnership with the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

The shifting demographics of the US have resulted in a paradigm shift for foundations of neuro/psychological assessment. This program focuses on the application of psychological assessment and/or intervention methods that have overall consistent and credible empirical support in the contemporary peer-reviewed scientific literature beyond those publications and other types of communications devoted primarily to the promotion of the approach.

Program content focuses on ethical, legal, statutory, or regulatory policies, guidelines, and standards that impact psychological practice, education, or research.

This program addresses:

  1. Shifting demographics
  2. Neuro/psychological workforce
  3. Importance of both linguistic and cultural factors in psychological constructs
  4. The difference between translation and adaptation with a specific focus on "construct equivalence"
  5. Using Hispanics as an example, the status of neuropsychological assessments
  6. Potential solutions to addressing challenges with record reviews, interviews, testing, and follow-up with Spanish-speaking clients
  7. Generalizability of the principles applied to Spanish speakers to other cultural minority groups
  8. Suggestions for training and increasing culturally prepared neuro/psychological workforce and implications for social and healthcare policy

Intended Audience

This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals

Experience Level

This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the shifting US demographics and the status of the neuro/psychological assessment literature

Describe the technical and clinical neuro/psychological methods for adapting to linguistically and culturally minority groups

Describe the application of different strategies and tests for the full assessment of Spanish-speakers, specifically, and culturally dissimilar groups, in general


Presented By

Antonio N. Puente, PhD

Antonio N. Puente, PhD is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist and the Chief Psychologist at George Washington University-Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia, completed his clinical internship at Du...

Presented By

Antonio E. Puente, PhD

Antonio E. Puente, PhD, was born in La Habana, Cuba, and emigrated to the US in 1960. Puente received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. He has taught at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) since 1981 and prior to that at St. George’s University School of Medicine. His primary ...


1. Introduction

2. Cultural Considerations

3. Breakout Room 1

4. Breakout 1 Discussion

5. Cultural Factors in Testing

6. Breakout Room 2

7. Breakout Discussion 2

8. Ways to Reduce Bias

9. Discussion

10. Linguistic Considerations

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Program Partner

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

We are proud to partner with The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The American Board of Professional Psychology serves the public by promoting the provision of quality psychological services through the examination and certification of professional psychologists engaged in specialty practice. ABPP is the primary organization for Specialty Board Certification in Psychology. There are currently 15 Specialty Boards and one Subspecialty Board.

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