Cultural Humility

Cultural Humility:
Why an Antiracism-Intersectional
Framework Matters Now More Than Ever

Presenter Biography:
Dr. Miguel Gallardo

Dr. Miguel Gallardo is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains an independent/consultation practice where he consults with organizations and universities on developing culturally responsive systems. He teaches courses on multicultural and social justice, advocacy, and professional practice issues.  

Dr. Gallardo’s areas of scholarship and research include understanding the psychotherapy process when working with ethnocultural communities, particularly Latinx communities, as well as understanding the processes by which individuals develop cultural awareness and humility.  Dr. Gallardo has published refereed journal articles, books, and book chapters in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latinx psychology, ethics and evidence-based practices, cultural humility, and racial colorblindness. He is currently a Series Editor for Cognella Academic Press’ Advances in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity book series. Dr. Gallardo also regularly discusses issues relevant to understanding how we can develop stronger relationships with one another on his Cultural Humility podcast. 

Dr. Gallardo is currently the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Multiethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA), a non-profit organization he co-founded that is dedicated to serving monolingual Arab, Farsi, Korean, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Chinese and Spanish-speaking communities. Dr. Gallardo served a 6-year governor-appointed licensed member position on the California Board of Psychology.  Dr. Gallardo is currently serving a 5-year appointment on the Clergy Misconduct Oversight Board for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Dr. Gallardo is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will learn why cultural humility is essential in changing the nature by which we understand ourselves and others.
  2. Participants will learn how to identify at least two ways in which professionals can address their own implicit biases.
  3. Participants will learn two ways they can implement antiracist approaches in their work, both clinically and organizationally.

Target Audience

All members of the psychology/neuropsychology community


January 25th – 7:00pm – 8:30pm EST


Professionals – $30
Students – $15

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Refunds will be provided for cancellations requested 72 hours or more in advance of the scheduled presentation. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations requested less than 72 hours before the scheduled presentation.


Closed captioning of the presentation will be available. 

Continuing Education

HNS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. HNS maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

1 CE Unit is available for this presentation.


This presentation is proudly co-sponsored by the Asian Neuropsychological Association and the Society for Black Neuropsychology.
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Dr. Silva’s parents immigrated from Panama and Chile to the United States, and she was born and raised in melting pot that is New York City. She grew up speaking Spanish at home and feels fortunate to have grown up in an environment where cultural diversity was the norm, not the exception.

During her training to become a neuropsychologist, Dr. Silva was often asked to work with Spanish-speaking patients, though most training sites did not have supervisors who also spoke Spanish or had sufficient cultural knowledge relevant to Latinx populations. She joined HNS as a student and found mentorship and training resources that helped her gain competency in providing neuropsychological services to these patients. Dr. Silva has served on the HNS Board as Member-at-Large (2014-2016) and Secretary (2019-2022). She has also been involved with several committees over the years and is currently serving as the Chair of the Information Technology (IT) Committee. She views HNS as the main organization to promote development of professional resources and scientific advancements in neuropsychology that are specific to Latinx groups; she is honored to help the organization in any way she can. 

Dr. Silva is the owner of Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC, a group practice in San Diego, California that offers neuropsychological evaluation and psychotherapy services to adults with various neuropsychiatric conditions. She engages in clinical and civil forensic work and oversees the clinic operations.

Educational, training and professional experiences include:

  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology – Florida Institute of Technology
  • Post-doctoral fellowships – Fullerton Neuropsychological Services, St. Jude Medical Center (one year; neurorehabilitation) and University of California San Diego (one year; clinical neuropsychology)
  • Staff neuropsychologist at Sharp Memorial and Grossmont hospitals from 2009-2012
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) for the state of California
  • Treasurer and Current Chair of California Psychological Association-Division 8 (Neuropsychology)

In her spare time, Dr. Silva enjoys playing and making music (piano and electronic instruments; she recently took up learning how to play the theremin), playing tennis, karaoke, and spending time with family and friends.