TO: UCSB Staff and Faculty  

FR:  Pati Montojo, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) Manager

RE:  ASAP Confidential Process Group Navigating Cultural Differences with our Latinx Elderly Parents 


Location: Zoom link provided upon RSVP

Date and Time:

Wednesday, October 4 at 1:00-1:50 pm

Wednesday, October 11 at 1:00-1:50 pm

Wednesday, October 18 at 1:00-1:50 pm

Wednesday, October 25 at 1:00-1:50 pm

Wednesday, November 1 at 1:00-1:50 pm

Wednesday, November 8 at 1:00-1:50 pm


In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, ASAP invites you to join us for a six-week process group to support UCSB’s Latinx employees. The Latinx community is the largest minority group in Santa Barbara County. 27% of UCSB employees identify as Hispanic or Latinx. Many Latinx individuals have difficulties communicating with their elderly immigrant parents about their differences in cultural values. Family conflict may arise from differences in values such as child rearing, boundary setting, and family roles. In this confidential group you will obtain the tools to navigate these different cultural and generational values.


Group members need to commit to attending a brief (10-minute) pre-group screen and all group sessions. This is a closed group, so space is limited.

Facilitated by:

Pati Montojo, Ph.D., ASAP Manager, Licensed Psychologist

Melissa Cordero, Psy.D., ASAP Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Damaris Garcia-Valerio, Doctoral Practicum Clinician, ASAP

Maira Anaya-Lopez, M.A., Doctoral Practicum Clinician, ASAP