Spanish Language Psychological Service and Research Specialization

The Spanish language psychological service and research specialization addresses the deficit in family-centered prevention services for the Spanish-speaking Latino community.

The specialization provides students with skills to support the provision of culturally relevant mental health services and research in Spanish for Latino populations.

It is designed to enhance preexisting linguistic and multicultural competencies and increase cultural understanding of US Spanish-speaking populations.

Students critically assess the unique social, historical, political, and cultural contexts that shape the experiences of Latinos in the United States, with particular attention to conditions of social injustice and inequity, and how such conditions influence the health and well-being of Latino Spanish-speaking communities.


Spanish Language Specialization Requirements — Total Credits: 16

TitleTerm OfferedCREDITS
CPSY 612 Professional EthicsAnnual, fall term3
CPSY 615 Counseling Diverse PopulationsAnnual, winter term4
CPSY 626 Psychological Services for LatinosAnnual or biannual2
CPSY 508 Workshop: Topics in Latino Mental HealthAnnual, spring term3
CPSY 609 Practicum: Bilingual Supervision (1-2 credits for 3 terms)Annual; fall, winter, and spring term3
CPSY / CFT / SPSY 609 Practicum or Externship1 (In student’s major, clinical work with Spanish-speaking clients)Annual, offered through your home program1

1 A practicum or externship in the student’s major in which the student performs clinical work with Spanish-speaking clients. 

Additional Requirements

Students must participate in 20 hours (minimum) of continuous learning experiences and educational-cultural events, complete a capstone project, and maintain good standing in the departmental graduate program.