Conversations, Episode 16: Mental Health Issues and the Dreamers

April 05, 2018

Dr. Nick Covino, Dr. Martin La Rocer, Dr. Mari Carmen Bennasar and Clinical PsyD Students Ana Zuniga and Yacihuilca Moni.

On Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, the President of the United States suggested that DACA, which stands for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act, was dead and its death the fault of democrats. This podcast, recorded several weeks before the statement, describes the types of anxiety and fear experienced by these young people and what mental health professionals can do to help them. Joining Dr. Nicholas Covino in this conversation are Dr. Martin La Roche, Director of Psychology Training at Boston Children’s Hospital at the Martha Eliot, the oldest standing community health center in the U.S.; two first-year William James College students in the Clinical PsyD program, Ana Zuniga and Yacihuilca Moni; as well as Dr. Mari Carmen Bennasar, Director of the Lucero Latino Mental Health Program here at William James College.

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