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Goals & Objectives


Goal #1: To produce graduates who can understand and speak Spanish at a competency level sufficient for ethical and responsible provision of psychological services to Spanish speaking clients.

Objective 1a: Graduates are knowledgeable of a broad range of vocabulary in Spanish that is commonly used by Spanish speaking individuals to communicate thoughts, feelings, behaviors, perceptions, and experiences related to topics addressed in mental health counseling and research.

Objective 1b: Graduates can communicate effectively in Spanish regarding thoughts, feelings, behaviors, perceptions, and experiences related to topics addressed in mental health counseling and research.

Goal #2: To produce graduates who are knowledgeable about Latino/a Spanish speaking populations in the U.S. with respect to sociopolitical history, cultural and linguistic norms, and within group variation.

Objective 2a: Graduates can describe the sociopolitical history of two or more U.S. Spanish speaking populations.

Objective 2b: Graduates are knowledgeable of cultural and linguistic norms and within group variation associated with two or more U.S. Spanish speaking populations.

Goal #3: To produce graduates who are committed to multicultural competence, social justice, and enhancing the welfare of Spanish speaking people in clinical and research practices.

Objective 3a: Graduates demonstrate commitment to continuous cultural learning.

Objective 3b: Graduates demonstrate commitment to continuous enhancement of language skills.

Objective 3c: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of equity and justice issues faced by Spanish speaking Latino/a people.

Objective 3d: Graduates are able to engage in culturally competent clinical practice with Spanish speaking Latina/o clients that reflects social justice values.

Goal #4: To produce graduates who understand the standards of knowledge for bilingual therapy provision and research, including a strong commitment to ethical practice.

Objective 4a: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of best practices in provision of mental health services to Spanish speaking Latina/o people.

Objective 4b: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and standards of practice relevant to provision of mental health services to Spanish speaking Latina/o people.

Objective 4c: Graduates demonstrate knowledge of ethical principles and standards of practice relevant to conducting research with Spanish speaking Latina/o people.