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
|CPSY 612 Professional Ethics||Annual, fall term||3|
|CPSY 615 Counseling Diverse Populations||Annual, winter term||4|
|CPSY 626 Psychological Services for Latinos||Annual or biannual||2|
|CPSY 508 Workshop: Topics in Latino Mental Health||Annual, spring term||3|
|CPSY 609 Practicum: Bilingual Supervision (1-2 credits for 3 terms)||Annual; fall, winter, and spring term||3|
|CPSY / CFT / SPSY 609 Practicum or Externship1 (In student’s major, clinical work with Spanish-speaking clients)||Annual, offered through your home program||1|
1 A practicum or externship in the student’s major in which the student performs clinical work with Spanish-speaking clients.
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.