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May 14: UCSF experts will discuss culture’s impact on mental health

On May 14, 2024, join the Latinx Staff Association (LaSA) and Black Staff and Faculty Organization (BSFO) for a special hybrid event! In recognition of National Mental Health Awareness Month, LaSA and BSFO have convened a panel of UCSF mental health experts who will discuss the influence of culture on mental health and strategies to overcome cultural stigmas.

Join us!

  • What: LaSA and BSFO Present: Culture and Mental Health — Navigating Perspectives and Treatment
  • When: May 14, 9 – 10 a.m. (PT)
  • Oakland: Lobby 1 Franklin Building — Light refreshments will be served
  • Virtual: | Meeting ID: 979 3176 5169

Download an event flyer (PDF). Advance registration is not required.

Featured speakers

Dr. Nicole Reinosa

Nicole Reinosa, Psy.D.
Lead Psychologist
Dr. Reinosa has experience in diverse public and community health settings. She has a deep commitment to and knowledge of healing trauma and expanding possibilities for marginalized communities of color at the intersection of mental health and education. Her work is rooted in social justice and strengths-based frameworks, and she draws from trauma-informed, multicultural, psychodynamic and person-centered approaches to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment. With sensitivity and compassion, Dr. Reinosa works collaboratively with clients to address individual needs and cultivate self-awareness, balance and confidence. She believes everyone can develop insight and change emotional, behavioral and relational patterns hindering happiness, healing and living our best lives. Her interests include trauma; life transitions; depression; anxiety; work, life, educational and racial stress management; first-gen college students; parenting; women’s issues; racial, multicultural and intersectional identities; and African American mental health.

Dr. Liliana Campos Ramales

Liliana Campos Ramales, Psy.D.
As a generalist counseling psychologist inspired by Liberation Psychology, Dr. Campos believes that individual and community wellness are profoundly connected. Her approach centers on understanding the impact of sociopolitical factors on clients’ health and strengthening their resilience through a social-justice lens that creates and nurtures empowering, radical and liberating narratives. Dr. Campos is Latina-identified and draws from critical race theory, decolonial thought, activism and community organizing to explore the intersection of wellness, healing for self and community transformation. She helps clients focus on strengths and goals to cultivate healing and wellnessHer primary focus areas include decolonial healing; racial trauma; first-gen, immigrant, undocumented and international students; activism; and community organizing. Dr. Campos’ clinical research interests include engaging in ancestral healing practices to address the impacts of racial and colonial trauma and the impact of activism among immigrant, refugee and undocumented students of color.

Winifred "Winnie" Wu, LCSW

Winifred “Winnie” Wu, LCSW

Winifred “Winnie” Wu, L.C.S.W.
Clinical Social Worker
Winnie previously supported patients living with cancer at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and has extensive experience helping clients cope with anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, loss, terminal illness and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her strengths-based, client-centered practice is imbued with cultural sensitivity and reflects a mind-body approach, providing an environment, guidance and support for personal growth and empowerment. She is certified in palliative and end-of-life care for individuals and caregivers and is a certified yoga teacher. Her areas of focus include grief and loss, terminal illness, mindfulness, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, coping skills, Asian American mental health and students of color.

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